Payments

Coming soon to Tweets near you, the BUY button

Social-media giants’ intention to get into social commerce has been well publicized. Facebook has been testing a “buy button” to integrate a purchase option into its users’ newsfeeds. But we believe Twitter has the upper hand in this market, primarily because people can retweet what they like. This feature means...

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BankTech

Mobile Money Accounts are Outnumbering Bank Accounts in Africa

It is a popular fact that remittance via mobile has picked up a rapid pace in Africa. The most prominent example that can be cited is that of Kenya where people have been using mobile money for over seven years. M-Pesa is Kenya’s dominant mobile-money provider. Such mobile money services...

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Payments

Tapcentive Extends Mobile Platform Capabilities with NFC/BLE Devices

Marketers Can Now Bridge Mobile and Mortar Environments with NFC- and BLE-Powered Visible Touchpoints That Deliver Immersive In-location Experiences and Drive Loyalty SAN FRANCISCO--September 08, 2014--Tapcentive announced today the launch of its NFC- and BLE-Connected Touchpoint devices for use with its cloud-based Mobile Engagement Platform. Tapcentive Touchpoints offer marketers visible,...

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Enabling Technologies

The future of Alternate Payment Technologies depends upon Millennials and not Apple

In 2013, we saw the following three retailers/merchants (illustrative) embracing mobile payment methods: Walmart – “Scan & Go” app for iphone to scan barcodes of goods and pay at checkout terminal Disney – NFC enabled “MyMagic+” smartbands for payment across terminals at rides, hotel, etc. Subway – Cloud based mobile wallet app for...

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Payments

FIS poised to Strengthen its Global Payments Portfolio, acquires Clear2Pay

FIS, one of world’s largest providers of banking and payments technology solutions signed an agreement on Sept 3 to acquire Clear2Pay. Clear2Pay is known as a prominent international technology provider of next generation payment solutions pertaining to financial institutions. Post-acquisition, FIS would be able to deliver differentiated enterprise payments and...

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Enabling Technologies

Mobetize Chosen by DCR Strategies Inc. – TruCash to Offer Mobile Wallet and Other Financial Services

On Sept.3, 2014, international leader in program management for Prepaid Cards, Debit Cards, Loyalty Products, Payroll and Government Solutions – DCR Strategies Inc. TruCash – announced that the company had selected Mobetize Corp to be the core mobile wallet as well as mobile financial services provider (MFS) which will be...

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