M-Pesa: Yet to make an impact in India

By Jamie Roberts|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 Jamie Roberts|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 [...]

Ufone joins mobile banking with Upaisa and Ubank

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

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 [...]

mPOS in Hong Kong – which were the first providers?

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

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 [...]