Omanye Money launches international mobile remittances to Ghana

U.K.-based Omanye Money has launched an international remittance service enabling customers to transfer funds directly from their mobile phones to recipients' Airtel Money mobile wallets in Ghana. Airtel Money is a mobile money service operated by the multinational mobile operator...

T-Mobile's prepaid Visa card driven by Blackhawk Network

T-Mobile's new Mobile Money account and its associated reloadable prepaid Visa card, which were announced last week, are powered by technology and service provided by Blackhawk Network California. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk Network California is an affiliate of Blackhawk...

Paydiant wins patent for smartphone-ATM transaction solution

Several months after rolling out a solution that enables ATM transactions from smartphones, the Boston-based mobile payments provider Paydiant has gained a patent on the technology. The cardless cash access solution has already been deployed by Wintrust Financial Corp. and City National Bank in partnership with FIS and Diebold.

T-Mobile offers low cost banking with prepaid Visa card

T-Mobile U.S. is offering a raft of cheap banking services with its new reloadable T-Mobile Visa prepaid card, issued by The Bancorp Bank. The T-Mobile prepaid card comes with the Mobile Money by T-Mobile smartphone app, and has no charges for card activation, monthly maintenance, in-network ATM withdrawals or for replacing lost or stolen cards.

Central Bank of Jordan plans mobile wallets

The Central Bank of Jordan plans to allow Jordanian banks and telcos to launch mobile wallets as part of its Jordan Mobile Payment project in March, according to The Jordan Times. Jordanians will be able to use mobile wallets for...

Ghana links mobile payments to national switch

All banks in Ghana will be able to introduce mobile payments following enhancements to the country's interbank switching and processing system by Bank of Ghana subsidiary Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems, or GhIPSS. The enhancements are to the gh-link...

Barclays Bank of Kenya rolls out mobile cash access service

Barclays Bank of Kenya has launched CashSend, a cardless money transfer service that links mobile phones to Barclays ATMs, reports. The service will allow Barclays Bank of Kenya account-holders to use a Barclays ATM to transfer money to mobile phone subscribers.

Co-op digital wallet to provide pay-anyone payments and global mobile access

Co-op Financial Services has introduced a new version of its Sprig digital wallet platform with new services from its long-standing business partner, Jacksonville, Fla.-based processor FIS. Co-op provides services including shared branches and call centers, ATMs and card processing for...

Monitise launches mobile top-up service in Hong Kong

Monitise announced it has launched its Mobile Money technology platform in Hong Kong through a partnership with Hong Kong mobile operator PCCW-HKT and local ATM network provider Joint Electronic Teller Service. The three companies are rolling out the Easy TopUp...

Mobile banking catching ATMs, ABA study says

The popularity of mobile banking continues to grow, according to a recent study by the American Bankers Association. A survey of 1,000 U.S.

Chinese ATM network to build NFC-based mobile payment platform

Jetco, the largest automated teller machine network in Hong Kong and Macau, is joining the mobile payments scrum. The South China Morning Post reports that the network will team up with its 30 member banks to build a mobile payment...

City National Bank will pilot FIS cardless cash access at ATMs

Banking and payments technology provider FIS and City National Bank, a private and business bank, have partnered to pilot FIS's Cardless Cash Access at City National ATMs in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. The solution lets consumers...

Diebold goes global with NFC card readers for ATMs

Diebold Inc. announced today that it is making a contactless card reader available to all financial institutions globally.

Visa, Orange Money launch mobile payment program in Botswana

Orange, a French telecommunications provider, is rolling out a new set of mobile payment services in Botswana in conjunction with Visa. According to a news release, the services will allow Orange Money subscribers easy access to funds 24 hours a day, bringing new point-of-sale, online and ATM transaction options to consumers.

Pulse debit/ATM network turns to Paydiant for mobile commerce solution

The debit/ATM network Pulse has enlisted Paydiant, a provider of a cloud-based mobile wallet and offer redemption platforms, to provide a mobile commerce solution for Pulse participants. The Paydiant solution will enable Pulse financial institution and merchant partners to quickly...

Illinois bank will allow Diebold ATM withdrawals via mobile wallet

An Illinois bank has rolled out a service that will enable customers to use their cellphones to withdraw cash from Diebold ATMs. Mobile Cash Access, from Wintrust Financial Corp., will use the Paydiant and FIS mobile wallet solution. Diebold said...

Diebold, Paydiant team up on cardless cash withdrawal

A partnership between Diebold Inc. and mobile wallet provider Paydiant will allow consumers to use their smartphone, rather than their debit or credit card, to withdraw cash at an ATM. Wintrust Financial Corporation is currently pilot testing the solution in...

Polish banks partner on new mobile payment standard

Poland's largest banks are teaming on a new mobile payment and mobile banking standard scheduled for launch later this year. The banks involved in the new scheme are PKO BP, Alior Bank , Bank Zachodni WBK , BRE Bank and...

Gemalto providing prepaid cards to Brazilian mobile payment service

Digital security provider Gemalto will supply prepaid EMV payment cards to Mobile Financial Services, the new joint venture formed by Telefónica and MasterCard Worldwide. The news comes as a part of the launch a new payment service called Zuum offered...

Banco Sabadell launches mobile ATM withdrawal with an added benefit

Spanish FI Banco Sabadell has launched an "Instant Money" utility on its BS Mobile service that lets customers get cash using their mobile phones. With the Banco Sabadell mobile app, customers can generate a code, which is sent to their phone via text message.

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