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)

Editor Asia, Mobile, Mobile Banking, Mobile Smartphones and Devices, Taiwan

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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Etisalat launches mobile money services (Afghanistan)

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Etisalat Afghanistan has reportedly launched Telepin Software’s mobile money service titled mHawala. According to reports, Etisalat Afghanistan is the first mobile network operator to offer complete mobile banking services as well as cross-border money transfers in the future. As per sources, Vincent Kadar, CEO, Telepin has said that they understand transactions better than any general value-added services infrastructure vendor and …

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Vodafone launches ‘m-paisa’ mobile money service with HDFC Bank (India)

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Vodafone India, a unit of global telecom giant Vodafone Group PLC, has launched mobile money services in India, in collaboration with HDFC Bank. The service titled ‘m-paisa’ will enable customers to perform basic banking transactions on the mobile phone as well as deposit and withdraw cash, at appointed Vodafone m-paisa outlets. According to reports, the service will first be made …

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Orange and BNP Paribas launch m-banking services (France)

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Leading telecommunications operator Orange France has reportedly launched the first mobile banking service in the country in collaboration with BNP Paribus. According to reports, the service enables users to manage their accounts as well as make payments through a number of applications using their mobile phones. As per sources the smartphones offer with the service include the Acer Liquid Express, …

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Mobile operators shift focus towards rural markets (Nigeria)

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With the increase in saturation of mobile services in urban markets across the world, mobile operators have shifted their focus to towards the relatively untapped rural markets for better business opportunities and a chance at increasing revenues. According to reports, industry analysts predict Nigeria the largest mobile market in the continent, to be home to over 90 million subscribers by …

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Airtel Money to enhance mobile banking services for Airtel customers (Ghana)

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Airtel Ghana has launched Airtel Money, allowing customers to use their mobile handset in place of their wallet. As per reports, Mr Luck Ochieng, Sales Director, Airtel Ghana has said that this innovative mobile service would help customers to overcome many challenges that they go through when transacting business in their daily lives. He added that the company’s objective was …

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