Airwallex business account is not for everyone, but low fees and a good service could make it the best. We tested it and review the service.
From 10 February 2021, iZettle is no longer called that. Learn more about the decision behind its new branding.
Money is the ultimate carrier of coronavirus, and this is true for both cash and card machines. Here's what the research says and how to minimise spread.
SMS payments can work for large and small companies alike, as well as charities. Find out how you can use SMS payments and if there are any advantages.
As of September 2017, iZettle simplified their transaction fees to one fixed 1.75% fee for all card payments and sales volumes.
UPDATE: Flint has been discontinued, so this review is no longer updated and will be out of date. From our reports, Flint shut down its processing in early February 2017. Customers are referred to Stripe, Square and similar alternatives. Sometimes, even the smallest smartphone accessories can be far away just [...]
Google's first take on mobile payment did not pan out well for the company. Google Wallet never appealed to the masses as its privacy issues security holes never really allowed it to take off. The second take, Android Pay, looks more rewarding. With more than one billion active Android [...]
The iZettle Pro Contactless card reader has been discontinued. iZettle now offers a newer model, called iZettle Reader, to all new customers. Its EPOS service for hospitality businesses is called iZettle Pro. After disrupting the European mPOS market with its free card reader Lite, mobile [...]
Since 1947, Pakistan’s banking sector has come a long way. The current estimated population of Pakistan exceeds 182 million out of which roughly only 7% use banking services. With a network of 12,000 branches across Pakistan the banking footprint is well established, but has also been deemed insufficient. Taking [...]
M-Pesa has established itself globally as one of the most successful mobile micro-finance and money transfer services. Its network consists of the following countries and regions: Afghanistan, South Africa, parts of Eastern Europe, Kenya, and India. Vodafone, India’s second largest mobile operator introduced M-Pesa in India in 2011. It has [...]
Pakistan’s first mobile based branchless banking service, Easypaisa, is the creation of Tameer Microfinance Bank and the international telecommunication giant, Telenor. Established in 2009, the service is now accessible in more than 800 cities and towns throughout Pakistan. It has an average of six million users per month. In [...]
Ufone was the fourth telecommunication company to join Pakistan's mobile banking party with Upaisa. As the saying goes, it’s better late than never. It has given existing Ufone customers something to rave about. With mobile banking services being in the market a few years before Ufone’s introduction of [...]
South and Central America will see a huge growth in the use of mobile phones as a means to provide access to banking services, person to person payments and remittances. This part of the world is hugely under-served by banks and it is here that mobile phone payments can make [...]
The growth in mobile payments, namely NFC and mobile wallet payments, is set to increase in line with the number of smartphone sales around the world. According to the latest research from Gartner, published on 14 February 2012, total smartphone sales in 2011 reached 472 million units and accounted [...]
Recent research by I.E. Market Research shows that mobile phone payments were worth 31.5 billion dollars in 2010, a slight decrease on 2009 due to the effects of the recession. This company predicts, however, that global mobile phone payments will continue to rise and be worth around 950 billion [...]
There are approximately 5,082,665,820 mobile phones in use around the world today. Mobile phone ownership around the world is clearly highlighted in the pie chart below. We have also broken down mobile phone use by region for those countries for which data on mobile phone ownership is available. [...]
Unlike other business users of SMS Payments, charities are usually given the full value of the donation. With other business users, the mobile payment provider will charge a transaction fee. Mobile payment providers usually waive this fee for charities to ensure that the charity gets the full benefit of the [...]
When you ask anyone about premium SMS they will usually think of the companies that you used to see on television offering ringtones, wallpaper, games, photos or dating sites that people could download to their mobile phones. With these companies, SMS payments very quickly got a very bad reputation. Some [...]
The use of the mobile phone as a wallet or payment device is growing rapidly as companies, financial institutions and customers come to grips with the technology and the possibilities that it brings for mobile payments. Here are just some case studies showing real-life examples of SMS payments and [...]
If you think you are receiving a text message in error - or you no longer want to receive a premium SMS - then it is relatively easy to stop getting these premium SMS messages on your phone. Thankfully, we have come a long way since the early days [...]