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    “Multi-million" dollar wins lend a hand to hard-pressed Monitise Edit Post

    Struggling mobile money firm Monitise received a much-need lift from two contract wins — one described as a top 10 US financial institution, and another with a global company which will deploy Monitise’s digital banking technology for its client. Monitise, which has been in recent talks about a possible takeover, said the two major, multi-year contracts ...

  • Tigo Pesa

    Millicom claims first universal money service in Africa Edit Post

    Millicom said that customers of its Tigo Pesa service in Tanzania will be the first in Africa able to transact with customers of all the country’s other money services, following an agreement with Vodacom for M-Pesa. Millicom and rivals Airtel and Zantel established interoperability in 2014, but signing up market leader M-Pesa is an important further ...
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    Barclays enables mobile payments through Twitter handles Edit Post

    Barclays said it will be the first UK bank to allow people to pay each other, as well as small businesses, using just their Twitter handles. Mind you, users must first have downloaded the bank’s Pingit mobile money app running on their iOS or Android handsets. The new Twitter-payment feature on the Pingit app is available ...