M-Pesa: Yet to make an impact in India

By |2018-05-02T09:43:01+00:00May 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , |

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

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 [...]

Norway embracing NFC, BLE and QR payments?

By |2019-01-04T16:44:00+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Tags: |

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 [...]

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

By |2019-01-04T16:27:45+00:00April 7th, 2014|Tags: |

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 [...]

Regulations governing SMS payments – by country

By |2018-09-13T14:05:36+00:00April 7th, 2013|

Regulations governing the use and development of SMS payments vary from country to country around the world.  Here's a brief guide to the main regulations for each country we have information about. Note that in most countries - but not all - adult and erotic content are banned. In [...]