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Who are Europe’s real mobile shoppers?

A new report published this week by the Centre for Retail Research on behalf of Kelkoo, the price-comparison website, showed shopping on mobile devices was most popular among British consumers.

EC: Europe needs to pull itself together on mobile money

The European Commission has just published a new green paper seeking views about the obstacles that are stopping further integration of the card, internet and mobile payments market.

Heres another 2012 prediction: Watch your mobile wallet

It is customary at this time of year to make predictions for 2012. Pronouncements such …

Mobile money and the rise of the uber-TSM

Everyone agrees that the trusted service manager, or TSM, has a crucial role to play in mobile payments. Views of what tasks will fall to the TSM vary but most agree it will manage NFC services using the networks of mobile operators, as well as manage the commercial relationships between service providers and operators.

The A-Z of mobile banking in the developing world

By Prateek Shrivastava Savings, insurance and pensions may not be the most riveting of subject …

Mobile industry embraces the spirit of Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, traditionally marks the end of the harvest season. The holiday is an expression of thanks from Americans for their material and spiritual wellbeing.

Does NFC stand for Not Fully Comprehended?

A recent survey in the UK of more than 2,000 mobile phone users produced some worrying answers about consumer perceptions of NFC. The survey, which was commissioned by Opinion matters on behalf of Gemalto, found less than one-third (32 percent) of consumers know what NFC stands for.

Don’t be fooled: NFC take-up is all about affordability

While one tends to associate the notion of affordability with emerging markets, reasonably-priced NFC-enabled handsets have actually first emerged in the developed world.

M-Pesa: now bigger than Western Union but does it loom too large?

Safaricom’s M-Pesa mobile money service now processes more transactions within Kenya than Western Union manages …

Nothing wrong with retail but public transport could be the key to NFC’s success

Like a late-arriving train, Google has finally announced its first partnership with a public transport provider to accept payments from its mobile wallet.