Telkomsel Indonesia has launched its digital wallet for its 140 million subscribers. The TWallet is powered by Mozido in partnership with Verifone, and Finnet Indonesia.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s BIAC has launched the Heyano MasterCard Prepaid card. The new card is aimed at BIAC’s existing customers and those citizens who currently do not have a bank account or access to financial services.
Great Indian (GI) Retail Group, one of India’s and South East Asia’s leading electronic payment and retail-assisted e-commerce groups, has been acquired Germany’s Wirecard.
South Africa’s Bidvest Bank has luanched a multi-currency world currency card, powered by MasterCard. The new card is a prepaid travel payment card that features the ability to load up to 17 currencies onto a single card at any time.
Mobilio Protection now offers independent wireless retailers the convenience of a low price prepaid protection plan covering new, refurbished and pre-owned devices distributed via the epay WebPOS distribution portal.
The Orios Smart TopUp solution allows any bank customer to buy airtime directly from their savings or checking account from anywhere in the world in just one simple step by dialing a USSD short code and amount of airtime to be purchased.
Toronto-based TransferTo and PayPal have teamed to offer mobile airtime top-up in Canada. Without any transfer fees, Canadians can now use their PayPal account to instantly top-up prepaid mobile phones of their relatives and friends that are registered with over 400 carriers in more than 100 countries.
Gemalto is supplying wristbands embedded with its Optelio Contactless Chip for NFC transport in Wuhan, China. The capital of Hubei province, Wuhan is one of the most populous city in central China with a population of over 11 million.
The UK’s Optimal Payments (OPAY) has hooked up with San Francisco-based Boku technology. This will be offered through the NETELLER service: a fast, simple, secure platform for businesses and individuals to move money online. NETELLER customers can now top-up their stored value accounts by charging the purchase amount for goods and services directly to their mobile phone bill.
Vodafone Group and MTN Group have inked a deal to interconnect their mobile money services. This will enable customers of M-Pesa and MTN Mobile Money in East Africa to transfer money to each other.
Africa’s largest remittance market is about to get bigger with the new partnership between eTranzact International and MasterCard. The deal has the potential to open up new remittance corridors, expand the scope of cashless money transfers, extend financial inclusion and support the growth of the economy in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Diamond Bank has become the first African bank to launch a fingerprint recognition feature on its mobile app. The service, an iOS Touch ID, is a major leap for the African bank.