Vodafone Launches M-Pesa in Ghana

Vodafone extended M-Pesa to Ghana, the 11th Vodafone market across Africa, Asia and Europe to benefit from the world’s leading mobile money transfer service. The launch of the service, operating in Ghana under the ‘Vodafone Cash’ brand, follows a successful pilot launched in August 2015.  Around 15 million people – approximately 64% of the population

Qatar Airways and Vodacom Form a Strategic Alliance

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, has entered into a strategic partnership with one of the world’s leading mobile money service providers, Vodacom, to launch a service that now enables customers to pay for Qatar Airways tickets using the M-Pesa service. The new service offers greater flexibility for Qatar Airways’ passengers

MoneyGram Announces Collaboration with Econet Wireless

MoneyGram, a global provider of innovative money transfer services, and Econet Wireless, the leading mobile operator in Zimbabwe, announced the launch of a new service that enables customers from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide to transfer funds via EcoCash, Zimbabwe’s leading mobile money transfer solution. The new offering means that more than 4.9

Mozido Opens African Headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa

Mozido Africa, a subsidiary of Mozido, Inc., announced the opening of its African headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. This represents a key milestone in the expansion of Mozido and the company’s commitment to the continent of Africa. Africa has some of the fastest growing mobile money markets worldwide. Providing African consumers access to Mozido’s innovative

Airtel and Tigo Partner to Launch an Interoperability Pilot in Rwanda Between Airtel Money and Tigo Cash

Airtel Rwanda, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, and Tigo Rwanda Ltd, a subsidiary of Millicom, have announced a partnership to pilot interoperability between their two mobile money transfer service platforms. This collaboration will allow Airtel Money and Tigo Cash subscribers to send and receive money directly into their mobile wallets without use of vouchers. Tano

The Future is Biometric, but Privacy Fears Must be Confronted

Over the summer, Mobey Forum’s Biometrics and Security Workgroup, set up to explore opportunities and use cases for biometric authentication in mobile money, met with The Biometrics Institute and the Natural Security Alliance, in a bid to exchange knowledge and expertise. Biometrics adoption is gathering pace, particularly in mobile financial services (MFS). Acuity Market Intelligence

Beyonic Announces Partnership with Mobile Accord to Expand Further into Africa

Beyonic, a technology company that aims to eliminate the rampant use of cash in emerging markets, is announcing a partnership with Mobile Accord that will make Beyonic the largest mobile money aggregator in Africa. Beyonic currently operates in Uganda and Kenya, and will leverage Mobile Accord’s expertise in building mobile solutions and relationships with leading mobile

Safaricom Opens Up its M-PESA Platform to Developers

Safaricom has opened up its M-PESA platform to allow local and international developers to come up with next-generation applications that will work with the most preferred mobile money solution. By availing M-PESA’s Application Programming Interface (API), Safaricom is fulfilling a promise made during the commissioning of the new M-PESA technological platform in April this year.

ChamsMobile Launches Nigeria’s First Visa Virtual Card

ChamsMobile Limited, a licensed Mobile Money Operator, and Skye Bank Plc, have launched the first Virtual Visa Card in Nigeria. The Virtual Visa Card is an entirely digital payment card for online and mobile use, both locally and internationally. The card is unique in that cardholders get a full card image (the Virtual Card) on

Western Union Enhances Mobile Money Transfer Capabilities in Africa

The Western Union Company , a leader in global payment services, in collaboration with the MTN Group, a multinational mobile telecommunications company servicing 229,2 million customers in 22 countries, announced the launch of a new mobile money transfer service in Rwanda and Ivory Coast. The new service allows MTN customers in both countries to receive