Articles with tag like: mobile money

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Global Money Express joins RippleNet to further remittances to Thailand

News | Mobile Payments | 12 Aug 2021

Global Money Express (GME Remittance) has joined Ripple’s network of institutional payment providers to hasten payments between the country and Thailand.

remittance, Ripple, partnership, mobile money

Gcash teams with Ayannah to boost remittances in the Philippines

News | Online Payments | 09 Aug 2021

Mobile wallet provider GCash has partnered with Philippines based fintech Ayannah to provide accessible financial services.

 

partnership, product launch, remittances, mobile money, e-wallet

Central Bank of Nigeria releases new guidelines for mobile money operators

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 05 Aug 2021

The apex regulator of banking activities in Nigeria has released new guidelines to further regulate the services provided by mobile money operators (MMOs) in Nigeria.

banks, central bank, mobile money, regulation

Airtel Africa receives USD 200 million for its mobile money business

News | Mobile Payments | 02 Aug 2021

Telecom operator Airtel Africa has secured a USD 200 million investment for its mobile money arm from Qatar Holding, an affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).

mobile money, investment, funding, mobile payments

1 mln cell phone subscribers in Ethiopia sign up for mobile money service in less than a week after launch

News | Mobile Payments | 01 Jun 2021

Ethio Telecom has announced that more than 1 million cell phone subscribers in Ethiopia have registered for a new mobile money service less than a week after its launch.

online payments, mobile money, mobile payments

SECDEX collaborates with KOINON to asset conversion between mobile money and digital assets

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Apr 2021

The Seychelles-based Securities, Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (SECDEX) and KOINON, have partnered to foster the intersection of African B2C and B2B payments and asset conversion between fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies, and a range of digital assets. 

fintech, partnership, mobile money, digital assets, B2B payments, cryptocurrency, digital payments, stablecoin, retail, API, remittances, CBDC, cash flow, DeFi

Privat3 Money launches mobile app

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 26 Mar 2021

Privat3 Money (P3), a UK-based e-money solution, has announced the launch of its mobile app available for both Apple IOS and Android devices.

e-money, mobile money, fintech, API, product launch, digital onboarding, SEPA

Nium assists customers to remit funds into four major African markets

News | Mobile Payments | 09 Mar 2021

Nium, a global payments platform, has announced that its clients are able to send funds to their business partners located in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania.

mobile money, money transfer, remittances, e-wallet

Venmo to gain crypto, budgeting, savings, and Honey integrations in 2021

News | Mobile Payments | 08 Feb 2021

US-based mobile payments app Venmo has announced it is going to expand into budgeting, saving, and cryptocurrency,

Venmo, mobile payments, mobile money, money transfer, budgeting, cryptocurrency, Honey coupon, discount, loyalty programme, US, United States

Mobile money overpowers card payments in Kenya

News | Mobile Payments | 20 Jan 2021

Top banks in Kenya have raised a red flag over an expected significant drop in net earnings of USD 11 mln for the year 2020, due to the rise of mobile money.

mobile money, card payments, COVID-19, telcos, banks, Kenya, mobile payments

Bangladesh, Malaysia mobile wallets to use RippleNet for payments

News | Mobile Payments | 19 Jan 2021

Real-time gross settlement system Ripple has announced that Malaysia’s Mobile Money and Bangladesh’s bKash mobile wallet are connected via RippleNet for payments. 

Ripple, RippleNet, bKash, mobile money, partnership, mobile payments, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Asia, APAC, remittance, Mutual Trust Bank of Bangladesh

Interswitch, Credit Bank to launch multi-currency prepaid card

News | Cards | 15 Dec 2020

Nigeria-based digital payments company Interswitch Group has partnered with Kenya-based Credit Bank to launch a multi-currency prepaid card.

InterSwitch, Credit Bank, Kenya, Africa, product launch, prepaid card, multi-currency, Visa, bank account, payments, ATM, mobile money

The blueprint for financial inclusion – Mojaloop's vision for solving the unbanked problem

Interviews | Payments General | 20 Nov 2020

The Paypers interviewed Paula Hunter from the Mojaloop Foundation to learn how financial inclusion can happen in vital regions across the world when an open source approach is embraced

Mojaloop, Mojaloop Foundation, Paula Hunter, financial inclusion, charitable nonprofit, digital finance, Open Finance, interoperability, real-time payments, transactions , mobile money, Central banks, unbanked, SME, credit score, lending, central bank digital currency, CBDC, blockchain, KYC

Crown Agents Bank, Paga extend partnership for Africa expansion

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 03 Nov 2020

Crown Agents Bank has announced it is expanding its partnership with Paga to increase its payments reach in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy.

Crown Agents Bank, Paga, payments, Nigeria, Africa, mobile money, money transfer, remittance, partnership, FX , cross-border payments

dLocal doubles African footprint, adds four new countries, partners with Verve and Fawry

News | Online Payments | 28 Oct 2020

dLocal has expanded its payments network to include Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, and Cameroon, while adding new integration partners in Nigeria and Egypt.

dLocal, integration partners, Visa, MasterCard, merchants, Mpesa, airtel, Wizall Money, mobile money, mobile payments, local payments, local currency, Verve, Fawry, cards, tokens, ecommerce, online transactions

Ria Money Transfer, Thunes enable cross-border payments in emerging markets

News | Mobile Payments | 22 Oct 2020

Ria Money Transfer has partnered with global cross-border payment provider Thunes, enabling customers across the globe to send funds directly to consumers from emerging markets.

Ria Money Transfer, cross-border payments, Thunes, emerging markets, mobile wallets, M-Pesa, MTN Mobile Money, mobile money, alternative payment solutions

Uganda-based police hunt for mobile money hackers

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 12 Oct 2020

The Uganda-based police force has begun searching for hackers who accessed the systems of a third party that processes phone-based transactions.

Uganda, mobile money, hackers, fraudsters, third party, phone-based transactions, MTN Group, Standard Bank, mobile-money systems, Criminal Investigation Department, Bloomberg, utility bills, payments, cell phone

ZEEPAY, Visa to bring digital payments to Ghana's diaspora

News | Online Payments | 30 Sep 2020

ZEEPAY, an African fintech, has teamed up with Visa to allow Africans in the diaspora to send money directly onto Visa debit and prepaid cards in Ghana.

Zeepay, Visa, send money, mobile money, mobile payments, prepaid cards, Ghana, INSTNTMNY

Bankily brings digital banking solutions in Mauritania

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 21 Aug 2020

Banque Populaire de Mauritanie (BPM) has launched earlier in 2020 a mobile banking service called Bankily, supported by Comviva’s mobiquity Banking Suite.

Banque Populaire de Mauritanie, Mauritania, mobile money, payments, banking, BPM, mobile banking, mobile app, Bankily, Comviva

Standard Chartered teams up with Airtel Africa to bring financial inclusion

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 14 Aug 2020

Standard Chartered has partnered Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services.

airtel, Africa, Standard Chartered, finance, telecommunications, mobile money, online, payments, mobile banking, banking Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia