There is a windfall of US$380 billion in annual revenues waiting for banks to tap by targeting micro-enterprises and bringing unbanked and underbanked adults into the formal financial system.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the “Asia Pacific Mobile Money Industry Prospects till 2019 – China and India to Bolster Growth” report by Ken Research.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chariman of Airtel Money.
India’s HDFC Bank, has intoduced its one-click payment platform called PayZapp, as part of its ‘GoDigital’ strategy.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the The Cards and Payments Industry in India: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019 report. The report provides values and volumes of a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) operating in the industry, including credit transfers, check payments, cash transactions, payment cards and direct debits during the review period (2010-2014).
The global mobile money market is projected to grow from $12.34 billion in 2014 to $78.02 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 44.6%. In the year 2007 mobile money has evolved from providing payment transactions though Short Messaging Services (SMS) and Direct Mobile Billing to the more contemporary Near Field Communication (NFC)/ Smart Card transactions.
Last year Visa, Chase and Bharti Airtel launched the Airtel Money Visa Card in Kenya and this year are taking their partnership into seven new African markets. New Delhi-based Airtel is a global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
A fresh major report says India is in the process of leapfrogging many nations in mobile-based transactions. There is currently a high level of financial exclusion across India with many households using only cash for savings and spending.
Atlanta-based MobileRecharge.com has launched MobileRecharge, an app for iOS and Android devices. The app is free to download on App Store and Google Play.
VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money’s merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across their 17 operating companies in Africa. VeriFone Mobile Money’s Tap n Pay applications are a smart, secure and fast way for customers to pay, buy, bank, bill and remit money with their mobile phone at the point of sale. VeriFone Mobile Money has signed a group master agreement for the delivery of its merchant enablement solutions to Airtel Africa part of the Bharti Airtel Group of companies with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
mopay announced its entry into the Indian market with an HTML5 in-app billing solution. The company brings its latest technology to the Indian market where staggering growth rates indicate that the number of Internet-enabled mobile devices will have exceeded the US by the end of 2014. mopay is launching the HTML5-for-mobile version of its award -winning direct carrier billing platform on all large Indian carriers to give its subscribers of mobile Internet devices the same frictionless payment experience as in Europe and the United States. Indian carriers, such as Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance, have recently invested billions in US dollars to upgrade their network infrastructure and allow users in mainly urban areas to use mobile Internet services.
ElectraCard Services (ECS) announced that the student prepaid cards program at Chase Bank, Kenya has been launched on the electra platform. ECS is the technology and processing partner for the program and leverages its PA-DSS certified electraPREPAID platform to provide a seamless, safe and secure solution. Chase Bank has partnered with UNISCOO (University Students Community Organization) to offer the MasterCard prepaid card to its members. The UNISCOO card will allow users to top up and shop at any MasterCard enabled physical or online merchant. Topping up the card can be done at any Chase Bank Branch as well as through M-Pesa and Airtel Money at no additional cost. The Card is aimed at giving the user an easy way to manage funds that is both convenient and secure.