SumUp offers the first mobile POS system in Switzerland

Small and mobile businesses in Switzerland got a new option for accepting card payments: the SumUp app installed on their smartphone or tablet. Combined with the PIN+ card reader, small businesses can accept debit and credit cards using the latest Bluetooth connectivity and a Wifi or 3G/4G connection to process the transaction. [...]

By |2018-09-12T19:35:01+01:00October 11th, 2015|Tags: , |

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 [...]

By |2018-11-14T15:08:24+00:00October 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 |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 |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 |2019-01-11T18:24:21+00:00May 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Norway embracing NFC, BLE and QR payments?

Norwegians love payment cards. People hardly carry cash anymore when they can pay for anything from a coffee to daily groceries with their debit or credit cards. So why bother with a mobile wallet when payment cards are easy to carry? While Norwegians are usually ahead of the curve [...]

By |2020-02-28T08:09:33+00:00May 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 |2020-05-08T09:16:03+01:00April 7th, 2014|Tags: |