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Google eyes wider role for India payment app

Google hailed the success of its mobile payments service in India as it unveiled additional …

KDDI backs project to promote payments in Japan

KDDI became the latest wallet provider in Japan to join the Mobile Payment Alliance (MoPA), …

Accenture warns banks over digital finance challenge

Accenture predicted up to 15 per cent of banks’ global payments revenue, or $280 billion, …

Tencent eyes WeChat Pay credit move

WeChat Pay parent Tencent was rumoured to be preparing to launch a credit service compatible …

Facebook Libra project scrutinised by Swiss regulator

The association overseeing Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency asked authorities in Switzerland to assess the type of …

Telegram edging closer to cryptocurrency launch

Messaging service provider Telegram was tipped to be on track to beat rival Facebook to …

Kenya bank deploys WhatsApp to boost engagement

The Housing Finance Group of Kenya (HF Group) reportedly became the first major bank in …

Singapore begins search for new digital finance players

Singapore’s central bank opened applications for digital banking licences to companies outside of the financial …

Mauritius mobile payment service launches

Operator Mauritius Telecom and HKT division PCCW Global launched what they claimed is the African …

Ecocash introduces foreign exchange in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe payment company Ecocash launched Smart Change Money, a service allowing users to transfer funds …