The battle of Brazil’s card payment market

The Brazilian market of card readers is one of the most exciting at the moment. Companies are fighting for a slice of the sector, estimated to have released over 300 models so far and paved the way for two successful IPOs this year. Yet not so long ago, local [...]

By Luciana Damasceno|2018-12-01T06:15:22+00:00November 30th, 2018|

Mobile payments in the Netherlands: alternatives for small businesses

Holland'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 bureaucracy [...]

By Istvan Fekete|2021-09-19T09:43:01+01:00October 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

The mobile payment race in France: mobile card readers

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 [...]

By Ben Taylor|2021-07-30T08:09:41+01:00September 22nd, 2015|Tags: , |

M-Pesa: Yet to make an impact in 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 [...]

By Jamie Roberts|2020-05-08T09:15:52+01:00May 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Pakistan’s Easypaisa makes banking popular and accessible

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 [...]

By Jamie Roberts|2019-01-11T18:24:21+00:00May 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Ufone joins mobile banking with Upaisa and Ubank

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 [...]

By Jamie Roberts|2019-01-11T18:29:36+00:00May 20th, 2015|Tags: , |

mPOS in Hong Kong – which were the first providers?

New mobile payment systems give merchants and small business owners in Hong Kong a chance to accept credit cards easily on the go. mPOS terminals allow local businesses to accept international payment cards such as Visa, MasterCard and JCB wherever they are. An external card reader is connected to [...]

By Lucy Harris|2018-09-13T11:06:34+01:00May 23rd, 2014|Tags: |

M-PESA: how Kenya took the lead in mobile money

By Janet Kamana, Nairobi M-PESA is a mobile money transfer service supported by Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile network operator. It is arguably the most developed mobile money transfer system in the world, and has transformed the lives of many Kenyans. With over 18.2 million subscribers in a country [...]

By Lucy Harris|2021-08-15T05:38:27+01:00April 7th, 2014|Tags: |