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Mobile-only bank Monese kind of launches in the UK

October 1, 2015 – 10:19 am Comments Off

Pitches itself at EU-based migrants.

Pay-my-church firm Pushpay raises $18.7m

September 30, 2015 – 11:44 am Comments Off

Looking to expand its mobile alternative to the collection plate.

SumUp launches its mPOS reader in Sweden; now in 14 countries

September 30, 2015 – 11:20 am Comments Off

In iZettle’s back yard.

Four in ten who buy on a desktop have browsed on a mobile

September 30, 2015 – 11:04 am Comments Off

Cross device purchasing is becoming the new normal.

Alibaba invests $680 million in India’s Paytm

September 30, 2015 – 10:27 am Comments Off

Huge new round values Paytm at about $3.4bn.

Corethree sells £1m of mobile tickets every week

September 29, 2015 – 9:26 am Comments Off

Was doing 2.1m a month in January.

mPOS specialist Handpoint pushes into US with $2m in new funding

September 29, 2015 – 9:23 am Comments Off

Icelandic firm getting in as EMV arrives.

Cybercrime experts issue warning over mobile payment security

September 29, 2015 – 9:21 am Comments Off

Nearly nine in ten reckon breaches will get worse this year.

Rwandan mobile money subs now at 7m

September 29, 2015 – 9:19 am Comments Off

Government says its 3x more than have bank accounts.

PayNearMe and 7-Eleven introduce corner shop mobile bill payments

September 26, 2015 – 9:24 am Comments Off

Users can pay 17,000 national and local billers with cash via a barcode scan.

Canadian startup revives pay with sound waves idea

September 25, 2015 – 4:59 pm Comments Off

Called Soundpays, logically enough.

134 Jysk stores to offer SEQR mobile payments

September 25, 2015 – 4:42 pm Comments Off

Another sweet deal for Seamless.

12.7 per cent of US smartphone users will make an m-payment this year.

September 25, 2015 – 4:38 pm Comments Off

Don’t believe the hype: mobile payments are rare.

South Koreans make 1.5m Samsung Pay transactions in a month

September 24, 2015 – 4:45 pm Comments Off

Thats $30m in transactions.

Consolidation in ‘bill splitting’ app space: Velocity buys Cover

September 23, 2015 – 4:41 pm Comments Off

Still loads of players in a smallish space.

Starbucks switches on ‘order and pay’ feature across the US

September 23, 2015 – 4:39 pm Comments Off

That’s 7,400 stores.

SK Telecom to launch tap to pay wallet by the end of the year

September 22, 2015 – 4:52 pm Comments Off

T Smart Pay currently in beta testing.

Loviit brings one-stop payment solution to the UK

September 22, 2015 – 4:44 pm Comments Off

It’s owned by DoCoMo don’t you know.

India’s Axis Bank launches Lime ‘pay by sound’ wallet

September 22, 2015 – 4:39 pm Comments Off

Combines banking, shopping and payment.

200m contactless mobile wallets in use by 2016

September 16, 2015 – 1:57 pm Comments Off

Study says NFC is the driving force for mobile payment in mature markets.

Lloyds joins Apple Pay – but still no Barclays

September 16, 2015 – 1:50 pm Comments Off

Nearly all UK banks on board.

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