UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

Pay the rent from your mobile device

PayLease announced the launch of several mobile products that will enable residents to pay rent or HOA dues using a smartphone.

The paper check: One step closer to extinction?

VerifyValid Mobile Checkbook lets businesses and consumers write, approve, sign, receive and deposit checks directly from their Android-based mobile device.

Xoom intros cross-border bill payments

Xoom Bill Pay enables immigrants in the U.S. to pay bills online on behalf of relatives in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Intuit updates mobile bill-payment app

Check has been updated for iOS 8 and comes with some new features exclusive to the iPad.

GSMA publishes Code of Conduct for MNOs

The trade group has outlined common practices for companies who serve as mobile money providers.

Mobile Payments Today publishes State of the Industry report

MobilePaymentsToday.com surveyed consumers in the U.S., U.K., India and Brazil to discover how they are adapting to the growing mobile payments industry. Our fourth edition is available in five versions.

Orange Money offers mobile transfers with Bank of Africa

Service is live in Madagascar and will be available in more countries in the coming months.

Allied enhances mobile bill product with new partnership

Top Image Systems Ltd., a mobile imaging platform provider, Monday announced a long-term transaction-based deal with Allied Payment Network to implement MobiPAY within PicturePay.

GoDaddy makes mobile payments possible for its small business partners

Website hosting company GoDaddy has partnered with Dwolla, Stripe and PayPal to enable small businesses to accept payments on mobile phones, laptops and tablets through its new Get Paid offering, according to a press release. With Get Paid, small business...

Zimbabwe insurance holders can pay premiums through Telecash wallet

Three insurance firms in Zimbabwe have agreed to a deal with the country's largest mobile network operator to enable customers to pay their premiums through telecom’s mobile electronic service, Telecash, according to a press release. Old Mutual, Zimnat and Nyaradzo...

Intuit acquires mobile bill pay company Check

Intuit Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Check, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based mobile bill pay company that serves 10 million registered users, for $360 million. Intuit said in a press release the acquisition will...

E-Complish releases texting service for bill payment

E-Complish has released a new payment system called E-Complish Text2Pay, a mobile text-based service that allows users to accept a wide variety of payment types through SMS text messaging. Telescope.tv, the company behind text voting for American Idol, The Voice,...

Erste Bank launches m-payment app powered by Cellum

Central European financial institution Erste Bank Group has launched its branded mobile payment app in Hungary. Erste MobilePay, was developed by European m-commerce technology provider Cellum Group and is the first smartphone app in Hungary to offer person-to-person money transfers,...

MNepal, eServGlobal partner for Nepalese mobile financial services

MNepal, a consortium of bank and non-bank entities, is to offer financial services in Nepal in partnership with eServGlobal, according to an announcement from the companies. Paris-based eServGlobal provides end-to-end mobile financial services technology to emerging markets. The two companies...

Demand for mobile bill payment outstrips supply in US

U.S. billers are falling behind consumers in terms of their readiness for mobile bill presentment and payment, according to a survey by Fiserv. Fiserv's second annual Biller Mobile Bill Pay Benchmark study examines how billers are keeping pace with the...

PayNearMe raises $20 million in new funding

The U.S. electronic cash transaction network PayNearMe has closed a $20 million round of financing led by GSV Capital.

Xoom acquires BlueKite for cross-border bill pay

San Francisco-based digital money transfer provider Xoom has acquired BlueKite for $15 million in cash and equity. Guatemala City-based BlueKite has built a technology platform for cross-border bill payments and mobile phone top-ups. Xoom provides digital money transfer from mobile phones, tablets and PCs in 31 countries.

Top-five US bank invests in Kofax mobile software licenses

Kofax has announced that a top-five U.S. bank has made a $1 million initial investment in the Irvine, Calif.-based company's mobile customer engagement software.

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...

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