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100 million Africans will be impacted across 33 markets by Masterpass QR

The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution, across 33 African countries. This new agreement will give Ecobank the scale and capacity to achieve its 100 million customer ambition in a profitable and sustainable way by 2020.Tweet: NEWS: @GroupEcobank & Mastercard sign MoU […]

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Smartlink, MobiCash partner to deliver next generation mobile services platform

Smartlink, a Geneva-based enterprise specializing in Mobile and Wearable Payments solutions, and MobiCash, a global organization headquartered in Hong Kong and offering leading-edge mobile financial services, today announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Smartlink’s technological experience in the provision of white label solutions to a market made up of a varied mix […]

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Contactless payment launched on Stagecoach buses

Stagecoach has announced plans to introduce a cashless option on all its services by next January. The transportation company, Britain’s biggest bus operator, is set to introduce contactless payment technology across its entire network by the end of 2018. Passengers in Ashford, Kent, and Tyne and Wear will be able to pay for journeys using […]

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OT and Etisalat launch first mobile wallet service in UAE

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced the adoption by Etisalat of OT’s digital platforms to introduce the first of its kind mobile wallet service in UAE. With the explosion in the number of smartphones in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the telecoms sector is entering a […]

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Wirecard to power Orange’s mobile payment solution for teens

Wirecard and Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, are broadening the range of functionalities available for Orange’s mobile wallet app ‘Orange Cash’ in France. The mobile payment solution that is supported by the German payment expert has been extended to the new ‘Orange Cash Jeune’ offer, which is aimed at young users. The […]

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G&D provides its mobile payment solution to Nordic IT company EVRY

EVRY, one of the largest IT companies in the Nordic region, has licensed a cloud-based mobile payment solution from technology group Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). G&D Convego CloudPay solution supports contactless payments for NFC-enabled mobile devices with Host Card Emulation (HCE). Mobile channel has become a major focus for banks worldwide to develop and offer […]

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Android Pay goes live in Hong Kong with Mastercard

Following the introduction of Android Pay in Singapore and Australia earlier in this year, Hong Kong is the third location in the Asia Pacific region to roll out the service. Mastercard is working with major card issuing institutions, including DBS Bank, Dah Sing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and The Bank of […]

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Rambus Bell ID simplifies tokenization management for banks

By Rambus Bell ID In response to the increasing complexity and fragmentation of the near field communication (NFC) mobile payments ecosystem, Rambus Bell ID – part of the Rambus Security Division – has launched Token Gateway. Issuing banks can now manage tokenization activity for the ‘OEM Pay’ mobile wallets through a single software platform. This […]

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