TNM and Escom Strike Mobile Payment Deal

TNM has sealed a deal with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) which will see TNM customers paying their Escom bills or buying electricity units through TNM Mobile Money or mobile payment service also known as ‘Mpamba’. The signing ceremony took place at Protea RyaIls Hotel in Blantyre. Speaking during the ceremony, TNM Chief

Safaricom Introduces Lipa Na M-Pesa Service

M-PESA, the flagship brand of the leading integrated communications service provider Safaricom Limited, has now set its sights on the medium and small entreprises with the launch of Lipa Na M-PESA- a campaign aimed at entrenching the use of its payment services as primary tool of transactions. Lipa na M-PESA is an umbrella service for

MasterCard and EBC Introduce Egypt’s Mobile Payment Gateway

MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Etisalat announced the launch of the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt’s subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones. The newly introduced program is an early implementation of the Mobile Payment Solution that MasterCard and Egyptian Banks

Drivers of Mobile Payment Adoption: Comparing Kenya and Tanzania

Professor Dan Horne, Chief Knowledge Officer at Gx, in conjunction with Dionne Nickerson of Providence College,  has recently published a white paper called ‘Understanding the Drivers of Mobile Payment Adoption: Comparing Kenya and Tanzania’. The study looks at the perceived impact on business development and wealth creation that pervasive mobile payments usage generates and compares

Opera and Nazara Bring Secure and Easy Payments for Mobile Gamers

Opera Commerce, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, and Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games developer and publisher, have come together to provide a secure and easy mobile payment solution for Opera Mini users. As a result of this partnership, Nazara will deploy the Opera Payment Exchange (OPX) to enable Opera Mini users in India,

Closer Collaboration, Clearer Regulatory Framework Key to m-Commerce Success

Uncertainty in regulatory guidelines for mobile money, coupled with limited cooperation among m-commerce providers, is hampering the industry from unlocking its full potential, said Rajiv Bhatia, Head of EMEA Sales for Ericsson M-Commerce. Bhatia was speaking at the Mobile Money Africa conference held in Johannesburg today. Bhatia said the industry needs to get the basics

MoneyGram Joining Forces with Lebara to Offer International Mobile Money Transfers

MoneyGram announced an agreement with Lebara Mobile, one of Europe’s leading mobile telecoms operators, to offer MoneyGram transfer services over the Lebara Money mobile and web solutions. MoneyGram’s money transfer platform is now integrated within the Lebara Money iPhone and Android mobile payment platform solutions and the Lebara Money website, enabling customers in the United

Diamond Bank launches Branchless Banking on BankOne

Nigerian banking behemoth Diamond Bank has intensified its focus on delivering financial services to the under-banked in the informal sector by launching its “branchless banking” service on BankOne, a mobile banking application which allows instant account opening and registration. The application is designed and developed by AppZone, a fast-growing technology company. The integration of the

Heartland School Solutions Launches Lunch Mobile Payments

Heartland School Solutions, a division of Heartland Payment Systems has launched a mobile payments application for parents of school-aged children to manage school meal expenses from smart phones and tablets. As the first such app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, Heartland’s new MyLunchMoney.com® app enables parents to use their smartphones or mobile

Absa Pilots Mobile Point-of-Sale Innovation

Barclays subsidiary, Absa has announced that its Payment Pebble, a mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) innovation, which aims to fundamentally transform the payment acceptance industry, is gearing up to enter its pilot phase. The Payment Pebble is a small portable device which plugs into smartphones or tablets and enables small and medium scale enterprises to accept payments