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Airtel Africa, Standard Chartered tie-up in finance move

Airtel Africa and multinational bank Standard Chartered unveiled a partnership aimed at boosting financial services …

Facebook brings payment plays under one roof

Facebook created a new financial division to house all of its digital payments projects, with …

Apple makes $100M move on Mobeewave

Apple reportedly acquired Mobeewave, a platform enabling apps to take payments from bank cards or …

Mobile Payment

Direct carrier billing tipped for $100B boost

Juniper Research stated operators stood to make significant gains from direct carrier billing (DCB) services …

PayPay makes integration move

SoftBank-backed Japanese mobile payments platform PayPay unveiled a tool for integrating its system into mobile …

Vodacom, Alipay prepare South Africa superapp

Vodacom Group joined forces with digital payment platform Alipay to create a so-called superapp for …

WhatsApp fights for Brazil money future

WhatsApp scrambled to rescue its ailing mobile payments play, opening talks with Brazil’s central bank …

Axiata scores more backing for digital finance moves

Singapore-based insurance company Great Eastern invested $70 million in the digital services arm of Axiata …

Samsung unveils UK mobile payments upgrade

Samsung signed a deal with financial technology company Curve to widen the scope of its …

MoneyGram reports jump in mobile wallet transfers

International remittance provider MoneyGram flagged a rapid increase in transactions made to mobile wallets during …