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Norway’s three biggest operators, Telenor, TeliaSonera and Tele2, have picked Amdocs to power the newest incarnation of their mobile payments venture.
India’s largest cellular operator Bharti Airtel is planning to take advantage of the Reserve Bank’s financial inclusion plans by applying for a payment bank licence.
Indian mobile wallet company MobiKwik has partnered with Jabong to provide mobile payment services to the e-commerce site’s customers.
The credit card startup Final has secured $1m in seed funding from angel investors to further its anti-fraud model.
A free knowledge and networking event on Wednesday 4th February in London, for those on both ends of the supply chain, is aiming to help increase opportunities for social enterprises to do business with larger City firms - to the benefit of both.
Invapay has signed an agreement to work as a payment and reconciliation engine for Visa’s new data and invoice management platform in eleven Asia Pacific markets.
Mozido has hired Ron Hynes, the former executive vice president of global prepaid solutions at MasterCard Worldwide, as president of the company’s global markets section
US startup Qivr is building Swyp, a universal credit card that will be able to track spending habits and offer the right credit card so the user at the right time. The problem is, the company has forgotten about the looming EMV transition deadline.
The Federal Reserve has embraced the potential of digital currencies in a new white paper outlining plans to improve the US payments landscape.
China’s yuan has become the fifth most used currency for international payments, passing the Canadian and Australian dollars in just two months.
Bangalore-based mobile payments company iKaaz has released an Android app allowing users to make contactless payments without topping up their mobile wallet in advance.
Ant Financial has launched a credit rating system that will assess the creditworthiness of Chinese consumers and businesses using the wealth of user data held by its parent company Alibaba.
Payments startup Stripe is partnering with accounting and tax software firm Intuit to help small businesses and self-employed people keep better track of their finances.
MasterCard has opted to lift a block on US bank card transactions in Cuba after the States relaxed restrictions on trade and travel with the Caribbean nation.
Alibaba Health Information Technology has entered into a three year contract with Shanghai Kingsoft Winning Software to develop electronic prescriptions and payments.