FirstBank is first regional FI to offer mobile bill payment

Denver-based FirstBank is about to roll out a mobile photo bill-pay solution that lets customers pay bills and add payees by snapping a photo of an invoice with smartphones, American Banker reports. FirstBank will become the first U.S.

Rhode Island health insurer adds mobile bill-payment option

ACI Worldwide, a provider of electronic payment and banking systems, announced that Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will leverage its bill-payment solutions to power mobile, Web, interactive voice response, call center and consolidated remittance payment options on...

Medical manager turns to Bluefin for integrated payment processing solution

Bluefin Payment Systems, a financial technology provider of integrated payment solutions for software vendors, and Medtask, a cloud-based provider of practice management solutions for the medical industry, have partnered to provide integrated payment processing within the Medtask practice management platform....

Healthcare finance company adds mobile payment option

CarePayment, a healthcare finance company that helps people manage out-of-pocket medical expenses, has added functionality to its member portal that allows patients to make payments using any smartphone or tablet. The company, which makes payment programs available through hospitals and...

Mexican Coca-Cola bottler deploys mobile payments solutions

The white label mobile payments provider Mozido has deployed its enterprise platform with a Coca-Cola bottler in Mexico. The project with Bepensa Bebidas initially includes mobile top-up and bill payment for consumers, Mozido said in a news release, as well...

Mobetize, RentMoola offer mobile payments for Canadian rental market

Mobile money enabler Mobetize Corp. has signed a partnership with RentMoola to bring mobile rent payments to Canadian tenants and landlords.

Fiserv dials up Snap-to-Pay mobile bill payment

Fiserv Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today the launch of its Snap-to-Pay capability for select Fiserv mobile banking and payments solutions, which enables consumers to pay bills with a "snap" of their smartphone cameras. Essential...

AmEx Serve includes mobile bill-pay app

American Express Serve today announced a free nationwide cash load network and the addition of new money management capabilities to its full-service reloadable prepaid account, including a mobile bill-pay capability. The new features also include direct deposit, mobile check capture...

Dubai government updates mobile payment app

Asia Pacific Future Gov reports that the Dubai Smart Government Department has launched an update to its mPay app, which allows residents to pay government bills and fines via smartphones. The app launched in November and has seen 13,000 downloads...

W.Va. natural gas co. adds mobile bill pay

Mountaineer Gas Company, a West Virginia natural gas utility, has launched services on doxo, a paperless bill payment solution. Mountaineer Gas' customers can now receive bills and other documents, organize account info and make payments directly from their free personal...

Medical marijuana payment company launches mobile app

The U.S. medical marijuana industry now has its own mobile app. Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions, which describes its mission as providing end-to-end management across multiple systems for medical marijuana operations, announced the launch this week. With rapid growth in the...

Monitise adds bill pay, cardless cash withdrawals to BlackBerry Money

Indonesian mobile financial tech company Monitise has added bill payments and cardless cash withdrawals to BlackBerry Money, its BlackBerry Messenger peer-to-peer payments service. BlackBerry Money launched earlier this year through a joint venture with BlackBerry, Astra Graphia Information Technology and...

Telco aims to bring mobile payments to Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani mobile operator Azercell Telekom plans to launch a mobile payment service for subscribers, according to Trend, which reports that the announcement came Friday during a news conference. The service, which is set for rollout by mid-2014, will handle...

Tanzanians can now pay taxes, vehicle fees via mobile phone

The Tanzanian government has begun using mobile phones to accept tax payments and motor vehicle licensing fees. According to IT News Africa, the Tanzania Revenue Authority announced last Friday that it had collected about $2.5 million since it launched the service about three weeks ago.

Mobile bill payment provider Check raises $24 million

Check, a Silicon Valley firm that developed a mobile application for tracking and paying bills, has secured $24 million in Series C funding, led by new investor Menlo Ventures. Menlo Ventures' Managing Director Doug Carlisle will join Check's board, and...

Propay targets millennials with mobile rent payment solution

With scores of smartphone-owning millennials coming down the pike, property management firms may need to alter how they communicate with those potential customers. With that in mind, Propay, a merchant services, payment security and mobile payments company, has launched a...

Western Union survey finds more using mobile devices to pay bills

Mobile devices are changing how U.S. consumers pay bills, even as people continue to use different payment channels such as in-person or mail, according to the latest findings from the Western Union Bill Payments Money Mindset Index. Fifteen percent of...

Bango goes live with Firefox Marketplace

Bango, a mobile payment and analytics company, has made its integration with Mozilla's Firefox Marketplace live, the company announced. Bango will provide operator billing and other billing options in the first Firefox OS launch markets, meaning Firefox Marketplace users can...

Report: China's mobile payments will exceed $1.45T by 2015

Citing a new study by the Internet Society of China, People's Daily Online reports that online payment transactions handled by Chinese mobile payment service providers will exceed 9 trillion yuan, or $1.45 trillion U.S. currency, by 2015. According to the...

Indian electric utility customers can pay with mobile wallet

Beginning Aug. 7, electric consumers in the Indian city of Mumbai will be able to pay their bills through mobile wallets, according to Indian Express.

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