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.

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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.

MasterCard Send debuts as faster alternative to ACH payments

The service is being touted as the first of its kind to enable businesses, merchants, governments, nonprofits and issuers to transfer funds to consumers' checking accounts via any U.S. debit card, including non-MasterCard debit cards.

Top 3 benefits of mobile payments in Africa

Eran Feinstein, founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited, discusses the opportunities and challenges for mobile payments on the continent.

Working together to deliver faster payments

Matt Wilcox from Fiserv discusses the need for the industry to come together to improve the US payment system.

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Venmo tests groups feature

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

Moldova Bank enables ATM-based money transfer with Cash By Code

For security purposes, the transaction provides a two-part code and a 24-hour time window for cash withdrawal by the recipient.

PayPal to power P2P mobile payments in Blackberry Messenger

Users do not need to use the PayPal app to send funds.

WorldRemit expands mobile money service to Burundi

WorldRemit claims it's the first company to extend mobile funds transfers services to the African nation.

Virtual Piggy adds more functionality to Oink P2P mobile app

The Neon release of the app provides increased visibility and control of potential funders of the youth wallet.

Optimal Payments partners with Revolut on mobile P2P

The Revolut app enables users to set up an account in a matter of seconds to transfer funds globally via SMS, email, WhatsApp and social media channels using up-to-the-minute exchange rates.

Remittance companies team to launch mobile wallet services

Azimo customers in 20 European countries are now be able to send funds to mobile money accounts in Armenia, Burkina Faso, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines and Somaliland.

WorldRemit rolls out mobile transfer in Sri Lanka

Consumers in 50 countries can now transfer funds directly to eZ Cash mobile wallets.

Mozido expands presence in Africa with mobile wallet acquisition

The NettCash prepaid electricity product is being extended by integrating Mozido's Mobile Transaction Platform services.

Mobile money transfers expected to increase 150 percent in 2015

Several social media firms are already seeing a dramatic rise in service use, according to analysis from Juniper Research.

PayPal officially separates from eBay

PayPal previously was listed on the Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol "PYPL" before it was acquired by eBay Inc. in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

Remitly buys messaging provider to bolster customer relationships

The mobile remittance company wants to create an experience that combines payments and messaging.

Charitable donations now available through Popmoney

United Way, the largest privately supported nonprofit in the world, is one of the first national charities accepting donations through the service.

Barclays to support Zapp in the UK

After almost a year of delays, Vocalink plans to launch the system in October.

Western Union expands services to Rwanda and Ivory Coast

The new service enables MTN customers in both countries to receive a Western Union money transfer transaction in their mobile wallet.

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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.