Mobile Payments

Harnessing mobile payments to spur economic development
Organisations in Malaysia’s mobile banking and payments ecosystem must deliver compelling and responsive end-user experiences, writes Varun Jaitly of Akamai Technologies.
Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri and goSwiff launch mPOS service
Bank Mandiri, the largest bank in Indonesia, has launched a mobile payment solution called Mandiri Mobile POS (point of sale) in collaboration with Singapore-headquartered goSwiff and its local partner Indopay.
Axiata looks at possible tech acquisitions
Axiata group CEO Jamaludin Ibrahim has set a target for at least five of the group’s companies to become digital telco companies by 2019. The group however has to make up for lost time compared with SingTel and Telenor, writes Karamjit Singh.
Analytics and loyalty will drive mobile payments growth
Combined rewards and offers in conjunction with m-payments to be common feature Opportunity for big loyalty and analytics vendors, and also emerging startup players
Mobile penetration vs banking penetration = APAC m-commerce growth: Frost
Numerous developing economies in Asia Pacific have low banking penetration rates, but mobile penetration rates are impressively high. This has created opportunities for mobile operators to partner with banks, payment providers and merchants to develop new models of transactions, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Macrokiosk inks deal with Big Mobile to enable mobile payments
Enables Big Mobile’s efforts to bring mobile commerce and payments to its advertisers in APAC Marks a significant step for Macrokiosk in growing its business in Australia and beyond
Telr out to transform e-payments in emerging markets
The former managing director of PayPal Middle East and North Africa Elias Ghanem has started Telr, a multicurrency and multilingual payment gateway for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets.
Celcom rolls out AirCash free mobile wallet service
Celcom Axiata Berhad has enabled its Celcom AirCash service at more than 3,000 online merchants, saying this gives its customers an easy and secure method to make purchases and payments online.
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