Africa to get first Bitcoin ATM this month

This week, South Africa’s Za Bitcoin ATM announced that it will install the continent’s first Bitcoin ATM sometime toward the end of May. From the company’s post on the BitcoinTalk bulletin board: Our company ordered a Lamassu Inc Bitcoin ATM/vending machine around mid Feb this year.

Deal grants T-Mobile customers fee-free access to Allpoint ATMs

Through an agreement with the Allpoint Network, T-Mobile customers who use their carrier's Mobile Money app and prepaid card will now have surcharge-free access to more than 43,000 Allpoint-branded ATMs across the United States. The Mobile Money program unites a...

India working to turn ATMs, mobile phones into P2P payment system

The Reserve Bank of India wants to make it possible for anyone to send money to another party, regardless of whether that party has a bank account. All the users would have to have is a mobile phone. According to a report from LiveMint, a government intermediary will be set up to facilitate the transactions.

Mobile startup seeks to turn businesses into ATMs

A mobile payments startup aims to launch a new kind of ATM juggernaut in the U.S., one that will dispense funds from the cash-filled tills of hotels — and perhaps eventually restaurants and retail stores as well. The mobile app...

Westpac in Google Glass and iBeacon trials

Westpac wants to give its customers in Australia and New Zealand access to their bank accounts via Google Glass and other wearable devices, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. "We are currently trialling a version of the St. George MoneyMeter app on both smart watches and Google Glass (for the St.

Interswitch brings cardless mobile ATM withdrawals to Nigeria

The African payments company Interswitch Transnational has added cardless ATM withdrawals for mobile money users to its Quickteller service. Quickteller allows customers to buy airtime, pay bills and transfer funds at various touch points, including ATMs, POS terminals, the Internet...

Multi-function contactless payment service launched in Sri Lanka

Bharti Airtel Lanka, Hatton National Bank, Sony Felica and the Matara Passenger Transport Co. Ltd have commercially launched Sri Lanka's first contactless-enabled multi-function payment service, Colombo Gazette reports. The payment service works with the HNB One Card, a contactless multi-function...

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, Humanipo.com 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.

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