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...

Payment processor BillingTree goes (auto)mobile with ZNAP

The Phoenix-based payment processor BillingTree has launched a suite of mobile marketing and payment products for the auto industry. BillingTree's mobile payment and lifecycle management technology allows customers to view and pay their bills by scanning QR codes with their...

Toyota to accept Pingit mobile payments in UK

Toyota's financial services arm is offering U.K. customers the option of making additional payments on their car plans by using Barclay's Pingit mobile payment service.

Malauzai mobile app grows in popularity with community banks

Malauzai, a provider of mobile banking SmartApps for community banks and credit unions, reports rapid growth in customers and revenue in 2013. Revenue grew by 205 percent year on year, while community bank and credit union customers increased by 90...

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.

Commonwealth Bank releases iPhone contactless stickers

Australia's Commonwealth Bank has made mobile wallets available for all its customers with the release of the new CommBank app and CommBank PayTag NFC sticker for iPhones. The release follows the launch of new CommBank apps and stickers for Android...

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...

Seattle Times taps doxo for bill delivery and payment

The digital file cabinet and online bill payment provider doxo has added The Seattle Times to its list of clients. Seattle-based doxo helps customers manage their accounts by providing a free digital file cabinet that holds information on the various...

Dutch Bangla Bank, Bangladesh Krishi Bank join forces for mobile banking

Bangladesh's Dutch-Bangla Bank has launched mobile banking services at all the 1,026 branches of Bangladesh Krishi Bank. Under an agreement between the two banks, BKB will provide DBBL's mobile banking services such as account-opening, cash deposit (cash-in) and cash withdrawal...

Survey finds U.S. mobile bill payment usage doubles

Fiserv's 2013 Billing Household Survey has revealed significant growth in U.S. consumers paying bills from smartphones and tablets.

With checks still popular, UK looks to mobile devices to speed processing

The U.K. Treasury has announced plans to speed up check processing and to promote check imaging via smartphones, tablets and ATMs.

'Airtel Money' reaches 1.8 million Zambian customers, now offers mobile insurance

Mobile operator Bharti Airtel is expanding the range of services that can be paid for with Airtel Money mobile money accounts in Africa. Bharti Airtel provides mobile communications services in 20 African and Asian countries. Its Airtel Money accounts can...

One million Indians download MobiKwik Android wallet app

Indian prepaid mobile wallet provider MobiKwik reports a million downloads of its Android app from the Google Play Store. This represents a tenfold growth from Nov.

US agency partners with Filipino government on mobile payments service

A local Filipino government and the U.S. Agency for International Development have launched a program to enable disbursements and tax payments via mobile phones, according to Business Mirror. USAID picked Quezon City as its local partner because of its high population density and large number of banks and telcos.

Kansas adds mobile payment solution for property taxes

In 2000, the state of Kansas launched a website that let people avoid a trip to their county treasurer's office and pay property taxes through a desktop version of the Kansas Property Tax Payments service. Now that service, which is...

Mint launches Windows Phone 8 app

Account aggregation and personal financial management service Mint has launched a version of its app for Windows Phone 8-based smartphones and for Windows 8.1-based touchscreen desktop PCs and tablets. Mint is owned by Intuit, the vendor of Quicken and TurboTax....

20 million Brits to use mobile payments by 2020

The value of mobile purchases of goods and services in the U.K. will rise from £4.8 billion ($7.85 billion) in 2013 to £14.2 billion ($23.22 billion) in 2018, according to a study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research.

Barclays' Pingit enables large company payments to individuals

Barclays has added a feature to its Pingit mobile payment and P2P transfer service that gives large U.K. businesses such as insurers, retailers and utility companies the ability to pay individuals using their mobile phone numbers. The U.K.-based bank says...

Direct Auto Insurance adds mobile payments via SMS

DirectAuto Insurance has rolled out new mobile capabilities, including a pay-by-text feature and an app that evaluates driving habits. Customers with a mobile phone and bank account who choose to pay monthly premiums by SMS can text their payment up...

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