NBK launches internet, mobile banking platforms

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The National Bank of Kenya has launched its internet and mobile banking services in a bid to increase access points for its customers. NBK said it will be rolling out the service through its 1,300 shared agents across the country and an additional 250 who are independently managed by the bank. The benefit of these new platforms to customers is …

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Kenya regulator sets meeting on thin Sim complaint

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According to Business Daily, Kenya’s communications regulator has summoned Safaricom and Equity Bank for a meeting on 22 August, ahead of an expected ruling on the proposed use of embedded SIM cards to offer mobile banking services. The meeting will consider Safaricom’s complaint against Equity’s intended use of paper-thin SIM cards that ride on a primary SIM card. The authority …

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Zain Sudan teams up with Bank of Khartoum for mobile banking

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Zain Sudan has recently launched the country’s first ever mobile financial service, called ‘Hassa’, in partnership with the Bank of Khartoum. The easy, instant and secure service allows Zain customers in Sudan to complete a wide range of financial transactions and operations, including money transfers, paying bills and ATM cash withdrawals without a bank account. According to Fadi Al Faqih, …

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Zambia has 3.4 mln mobile money accounts vs 2 mln bank a/cs

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Zambia’s central bank says the country now has 3.4 million mobile money accounts, compared with 2 million bank accounts. FNB head of strategic marketing and communications, Clotilda Mulenga, said her bank is gradually moving from using mobile phones and internet banking merely for information purposes, such as checking account balances or statements, to actually transacting on the phone. According to …

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Telecash gold card (Zimbabwe)

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Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced a debit card for telecash subscribers, the telecash gold card, which they can use to pay for goods and services at any of the more than 5 000 ZimSwitch points of sale across the country,Bulaway24 reported. The card can be used to pay for groceries, DSTV subscriptions, restaurant and hotel bills, and many other goods and …

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Mobile banking to pass online banking worldwide by 2019

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According to the latest study from Juniper Research, mobile banking users are expected to pass online banking users by 2019. Over 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year. The scale of the shift has been confirmed by the decreasing number of branch visits by …

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Digicel Papua New Guinea extends 3G network

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Papua New Guinea’s operator Digicel has added twelve new 3G sites, with another 58 anticipated to go live in the next two months. This will bring the number of 3G-enabled sites to 395 and is part of Digicel’s upgrade programme, stretching across all four regions, as reported by the National. Sales and distribution head Michael Townsley stated these 3G sites were …

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Only 9% mobile subscribers use mobile money services in Ghana: Ericsson (Ghana)

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A survey carried out by Ericsson on m-commerce (mobile money) use in Ghana and two other African countries indicate even though mobile penetration in Ghana has crossed the 90 percent mark, only 9 percent of mobile phone owners use mobile money services in country, as reported by myjoyonline. As per the report, the survey showed that an aggregate of 30 …

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Sprint communication solutions: Bliss for small businesses (USA)

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With a view to help keep small business enterprises at pace with the ongoing competition, Sprint has come up with better connectivity and customized solutions that fulfill needs of today’s business owner. Under Sprint Biz 360 banner, the operator has launched some new products and services that are Square Card Reader, FleetSafer Mobile, Embedded devices and Sierra Wireless 4G Hi-Fi …

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HTC shifts focus to mobile banking (Taiwan)

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HTC, already reaching at No.5 in the smartphone market is all set to lay hands in the mobile banking industry and seeking to play a promising role. The company is yet to organize its partnership with  Cathay United Bank , Easy Card Corporation and MasterCard International in a conference to be held. A co-branded card will be launched, a Pay-Pass …

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Android gets Mashreq’s mobile banking app (USA, Middle East)

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Leading financial institution Mashreq has announced the launch of its Mobile Banking for Google Android devices. Mashreq’s mobile app is also accessible through smartphones and devices such as iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Java OS Mobile phones. The mobile banking application is a fully integrated transactional service offering customers to check their accounts’, make payments to Mashreq Credit Cards and transfer …

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Vodafone partners with Visa for Mobile Payment service (UK)

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Vodafone and Visa have announced a worldwide partnership to enable consumers to pay for goods and services using their mobile phones instead of coins and banknotes. According to a report by the company, the companies will work together to develop a Vodafone-branded proposition that will be offered to consumers across Vodafone’s 398 million customer base in more than 30 countries …

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