New Cellulant, Barclays Africa deal to encourage mobile financial services

Kenya-based Cellulant, a provider of mobile financial services, announced a new deal with Barclays Africa aimed at fostering the development of new mobile financial products and services. The company said it will provide digital services for Barclays Africa in 12...

Mopay makes a match with online dating sites

Giving out your number has taken on a whole new meaning in the dating world. Direct carrier biller mopay announced the launch of new payment service tailored for online matchmaking sites that lets users of online dating services pay for those services using their mobile numbers.

Obopay, Warid Telecom partner on m-payment service in Uganda

Mobile financial services company Obopay announced it will be working with Warid Telecom, an Abu Dhabi Group company, to launch a mobile banking and payment service in Uganda. The new service, called Warid Pesa, will provide Ugandans a prepaid account...

Direct carrier biller BilltoMobile makes its mobile payments easier

Direct carrier biller BilltoMobile announced a new, simpler one-click process for consumers shopping on their mobile web browsers. The company's new process means customers can apply their purchases to their mobile phone bills with fewer clicks, making it easier to...

Indian Railway offers mobile ticketing service

The Hindustan Times reports the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has launched a new mobile service aimed at making travel easier for Indian Railway passengers. After downloading the free software to their phones, and registering with the service, travelers...

Vietnamese airline now accepts mobile payments

Saigon Times Online is reporting that low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific has begun accepting mobile payments for ticket fares. The program is a partnership between Jetstar, mobile network operator Vinaphone, online payment gateway OnePay and mobile payment company m-Service. According to...

Parking on the Isle of Wight goes mobile

The Isle of Wight Council is making parking more convenient by enabling a new pay-by-mobile program, the Council said on its website. Beginning Jan.

NYC payment start-up Zipmark lands $2M in seed funding

Zipmark, a New York City-based mobile payment start-up launched in 2010, announced it has secured $2 million in Series Seed funding. The funding round was led by Village Ventures and Contour Venture Partners and supported by NYC Seed, High Peaks...

Paymentwall and Mazooma partner on digital payment services

Paymentwall, a payments platform provider, announced a new partnership with Mazooma, a micropayment solution provider that lets users make e-commerce transactions directly from their bank accounts. According to the announcement, companies using Paymentwall's digital payment platform can offer the Mazooma...

Fiserv study reports use of mobile bill payment growing

New research from Fiserv Inc. shows that mobile payments is about more than paying for purchases at the point of sale. According to Fiserv, a technology provider to financial services companies, consumers are increasingly relying on their mobile devices to pay their household bills.

SalesVu receives funding for cloud-based mobile app

SalesVu Inc., provider of a cloud-based mobile payment application, announced today it has closed $600,000 in a recent round of angel investment funding. Designed to significantly improve payment processing for the growing mobile workforce, the SalesVu solution is the first...

MasterCard Mobile is Hungary for mobile payments

MasterCard Europe is launching a new mobile payment tool, MasterCard Mobile, for the Hungarian market along with partners Telenor, Hungarian Telekom, FHB Bank and Cellum. The company announced the news yesterday.

Fortumo releases new cross-platform mobile billing

In-app billing and mobile payment platform provider Fortumo announced a new cross-platform billing service for HTML-5 supported applications. The new platform is important to digital content providers and developers because it gives them the ability monetize their mobile content regardless...

Polish mPay adds mass transit payments to service

Polish mobile payment service mPay announced that users with Android Smartphone on the Play, Plus and Orange services will be able to buy tickets for public transport in Warsaw using the Transportoid application on their mobile devices.

Pageonce launches new bill-payment app

Pageonce, a personal financial tracking app for smartphones, announced it is launching a new mobile bill-payment service. According to Pageonce, the new service lets consumers view and pay bills from any account using their mobile devices. "Pageonce has been helping...

Houston begins offering mobile payment option for parking

What is it about parking and mobile payments? They just seem to go together. CultureMap, the "daily digital magazine" for Houston, Texas, is reporting that a new cellphone payment system for parking will be announced in Houston, starting with 700...

TIO launches Android version of PG&E app

Bill payment processor TIO Networks Corp. today announced it has launched a new Android version of its popular Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Mobile Bill Payment app.

Amex moves into in-app billing with Sometrics acquisition

TechCrunch is reporting American Express has acquired Sometrics, a "virtual currency platform" and provider of in-app billing and payments. According to TC the deal was worth $30 million.

NCR offers mobile banking platform that integrates kiosk, self-service

NCR Corporation announced today it has launched NCR APTRA Mobile Banking 3.0, a global mobile banking platform intended to let banks offer customers banking services through mobile apps, mobile browser or SMS. NCR said its solution provides features consumers need...

ParkMobile USA connects with Citi to make paying for parking mobile

Paying for being immobile is becoming increasingly mobile. ParkMobile USA Inc., a provider of "cashless parking solutions," announced yesterday it has selected Citi to offer "a new, more comprehensive mobile payment service" to its customers. According to ParkMobile USA, its...

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