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Mobile payments in the Netherlands: alternatives for small businesses

By | October 5th, 2015|Mobile payments, Netherlands|

The Netherland's mobile payment market just got “agglomerated” in the fall of 2014, when Swedish iZettle stepped in as the fourth mobile payment service provider, joining Payleven, SumUp, and Adyen Shuttle. For small business owners, sole traders, non-profits or individuals who want to accept debit and credit cards without the [...]

The mobile payment race in France: mobile card readers

By | September 22nd, 2015|France|

Europeans are becoming more and more used to using plastic cards for everyday items. In some countries it’s now quite possible to get through a day and even week without using cash at all. According to Euromonitor International’s recent consumer payments study, card payments are expected to be more popular than [...]

M-Pesa: Yet to Make an Impact in India

By | May 31st, 2015|India|

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 Easypaisa Makes Banking Popular and Accessible

By | May 31st, 2015|Pakistan|

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 Pakistan [...]

Ufone joins mobile banking with Upaisa and Ubank

By | May 20th, 2015|Pakistan|

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 Upaisa, the hype [...]