Seamless, Dwolla reach deal for mobile P2P in US

The companies expect to launch the system in the first quarter of 2016.


Bitcoin could be a life saver for financially underserved in Africa

Zimbabwe residents recently went through horrific hyper inflation, which eventually led to the abandonment of their national currency altogether. Bitcoin could be the solution not only to Zimbabwe's problems but those of financially underserved populations in Africa.

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

As payment services organizations continue to drive some of the biggest changes in global payments, how can companies determine which strategies will work best in the future?

The 'Pay' model is strong, but banks are still in play

Despite Apple, Google and Samsung soaking up all the hype with mobile wallets, the banks are slowly starting to make their own moves.

Cards and payments: Renew the old, ring in the new

A new industry survey seeks to understand the priorities, challenges and benefits that payments organizations will encounter as they undertake a "new and renew" transformation in payments.

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

One long-time industry supporter is exploring the formation of a group that would help promote the benefits of direct carrier billing and mobile money services worldwide.

Past is prologue: Maximizing future ignition of mobile money

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about what the industry can do to help strengthen this sector.

Bitcoin 'rebittance': serving the financially underserved

With remittance fees as high as 12 percent, many migrant workers are stuck in a bind. Hence, some migrants are turning to bitcoin "rebittances" as a less expensive alternative.

Out of Africa: AML compliance for mobile payments

John A. Cassara, a former U.S. intelligence officer, shares his experiences from his time in Lesotho.

Google gets back into mobile payments with Android Pay

The new system is similar to Apple Pay, but there are some differences in the way Google will present its mobile wallet to consumers.

A look inside consumers' security concerns about emerging payments

When Facebook announced Messenger payments in March, some users weren't thrilled about the idea of giving their debit card information to the company. But one security expert believes consumers should be more worried about the safety of their overall digital identity.

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African fintech company expands M-Pesa connections

MFS Africa and Vodafone expand a partnership it first announced earlier this year.

Qatar Airways takes off with M-Pesa

Travellers can book flights either online or at travel agents and use M-Pesa as a payment option.

Uphold adds more P2P funding options

This is the second phase of the company's global rollout, following the recent rollout of similar functionality in Europe announced in October.

US WeChat users can now send Western Union money transfers

Western Union said the agreement marks WeChat as the first social communication application to provide a technology platform to support person-to-person cross-border funds transfer capabilities to more than 200 countries and territories.

Terra connects mobile remittances to digital wallets

The Connect API suite offers remittance service providers a single access point to plug into the Terra network to send and receive funds to and from any mobile wallet account.

PayPal completes Xoom acquisition

Xoom will operate as a separate service within PayPal.

Mobile P2P from Apple? You'll need the banks for that

Apple is reportedly in discussions with major U.S. banks to develop a mobile person-to-person payments service.

Cash by Code enables remittances to MEA region's unbanked

A new solution from Emerging Markets Payments lets people send money from their bank account to unbanked family, friends and others via the ATM network.

Companies team to make money transfers social

Fastacash and Xpress Money have launched a service that enables users to send and receive money through social networks and messaging channels, including Facebook, WeChat, WhatsApp and Twitter.

Real-time payments gets a boost in the U.S.

A group of U.S. banks have announced their intention to reboot their digital payments network, clearXchange, and combine it with Early Warning, a bank-owned fraud prevention and risk management company.

TransferTo launches mobile remittance hub to connect banks and MNOs for services

TransferTo said the Mobile Money hub launch means that consumers will be able to send funds in real time to mobile money accounts in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Azimo adds mobile airtime top-ups to digital money services

Through a strategic partnership with TransferTo, the new service will enable Azimo's customers to instantly send airtime to prepaid mobile phones in over 100 countries.

Survey participants wanted for 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report.

MoneyGram, Vodacom partner on mobile money service in Tanzania

M-Pesa subscribers in Tanzania can receive funds from MoneyGram into their mobile accounts from customers in more than 120 countries.

Venmo tests groups feature

The P2P provider wants to make it easier for its users to track payments for clubs and similar organizations.

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Mobile remittance promises massive growth worldwide. This research center deals with the latest developments in person-to-person (P2P) mobile money transfers.