e-Payments

Natixis adds Apple Pay to Apetiz

Natixis Payments brings its Apetiz’s customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.  Apetiz users will be able to pay for their lunch with Apple Pay on iPhone or Apple Watch at Apetiz affiliated restaurants and retailers, who own a contactless payment terminal. Apetiz, delivered by Natixis Payments, is a leading reference in the meal voucher market with 95 %... more Read more »

Thank You for Making It a Date to Start Something Priceless

Yoyo, secures $30 million partnership agreement from Twitter and Coinbase investor HardYaka. Greg Kidd – an early investor in Ripple and Square, as well as Twitter and Coinbase and one of the world’s most influential leaders in fintech and digital identity - has entered into a strategic partnership agreement valued at $30 million with Yoyo, Europe’s fastest-growing mobile payments and loyalty marketing platform, through his investment vehicle ... more Read more »

Moneynetint and Ripple Presents: International Money Transfer Without an Intermediary Bank Involvement

Moneynetint, UK based electronic e-money institution which provides cross-border money transfers and currency exchange for corporate clients around the world, announced that it had completed the integration phase with Ripple, which offers blockchain solutions for payments.  Read more »

$1 billion in transactions processed on Ecobank Mobile App in Africa

The groundbreaking Ecobank Mobile App, a single, unified financial services application across 33 African countries, has processed 9 million transactions worth over $1 billion since launch less than 18 months ago.   Read more »

Bango Extends Carrier Billing for Amazon Customers in Japan

Bango (AIM: BGO), the mobile payments company, announces that following the successful launch of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for Amazon retail customers in Japan (June 2017), it has expanded DCB availability to Japanese customers of Amazon Prime and Prime Student membership programmes. Read more »

Santander InnoVentures Leads USD 6 million Round in Mexican Startup ePesos to Advance Financial Inclusion

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, announced today an investment in the Mexican startup ePesos, the mobile payments company for the underbanked. ePesos has today closed a USD 6 million investment round that will enable the company to continue growing its platform serving and supporting small and medium sized enterprises across Mexico. Other institutional investors participating in the round include ... more Read more »

Visa Research: Mobile money takes off in Europe

Uptake of mobile devices to manage money, conduct banking and make payments is greater than ever, as 77% of Europeans now use their mobile devices to keep track of their finances and make everyday payments such as bills, parking and going out.  Today, Visa (NYSE: V) released the findings of its annual Digital Payments Studyi, which looks at consumer behavior around digital payments, ranging from contactless to online shopping as well as... more Read more »

EcoMobile Partners with Billaway Giving Pre-Paid Mobile Phone Users Free Airtime When They Share their Opinions

Wireless service provider EcoMobile announced it has deployed Billaway's solution, enabling mobile phone subscribers to earn free mobile airtime by participating in surveys. To participate, EcoMobile users can download the EcoMobile Refill  Rewards app, or simply text "Eco" to 313131. Read more »

Teen Chat App Kik to Unveil Digital Currency

Kik Interactive, the creator of popular chat platform Kik, today announced it is launching Kin, a cryptocurrency that will serve as a foundation for a decentralized ecosystem of digital services.  Kin will be created as an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain and will be integrated into Kik as the primary transaction currency. Read more »

Anantara Vacation Club Selects Ingenico ePayments to Optimise Global Payment Acceptance

Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, announced that it has signed an agreement with Anantara Vacation Club, Asia’s premiere shared vacation ownership programme, to provide online payment acceptance and processing. Read more »

Singapore Shows Highest Preference in South East Asia for Electronic Payments

Eighty-seven per cent of Singaporeans prefer to make electronic payments, as opposed to using cash (up 11%), representing the highest preference for electronic payments in the region, according to the 2016 Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes survey.  This growth is largely due to an increased preference for using debit cards (up 7%), with 62 per cent of consumers saying they own and actively use debit cards, an increase of 13 per cent.  Read more »

Mastercard UnionPay International and Visa Unveil Standardized Mobile QR Codes To Streamline E-Payments in Thailand

Recently, Visa, Mastercard, and UnionPay, the world’s top payment solution providers have unveiled a standardized quick response code (QR) for payments in Thailand. This step enables the country’s transition to a cashless society that is aligned with the Bank of Thailand’s cashless agenda driven by innovation.  Read more »

TD MySpend App Reaches One Million Users

Since launching last April, close to 1,000,000 Canadians have signed up for TD MySpend, a mobile money management app that makes it easier to track spending habits and gain greater control over personal and family finances. The app features instant notifications, spending insights and category tracking to give users greater insights into their spending. Read more »

Mobifone Joins Forces with Fortumo to Launch Carrier Billing on Google Play

The Vietnamese mobile operator Mobifone and the mobile payments company Fortumo are today announcing the launch of carrier billing on Google Play. Over 25 million Mobifone subscribers can now purchase apps and in-app content from the app store by charging payments to their phone bill. Read more »

Facebook Enables Group Payments in Messenger

Since 2015, you could send and receive money on Messenger, but until now, these person-to-person payments have just been possible between two people. Starting today for Android and desktop, you can send or receive money between groups of people on Messenger. It’s free, simple, fast and secure. Whether you’re splitting a restaurant bill or chipping in for a group gift, all you need to do is go to a new or existing Messenger group conversation to... more Read more »

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