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Line plans Indonesia banking move

Messaging app provider Line’s banking unit unveiled plans to establish a digital bank in Indonesia …

Axiata, RHB seek Malaysia banking clearance

Axiata Group and RHB Banking Group teamed to apply for a digital banking licence in …

Telebirr mobile money service hits 1M users

Ethio Telecom’s mobile money service Telebirr surpassed 1 million customers barely a fortnight after launching, …

Safaricom holds Amazon talks on mobile money move

Kenyan operator Safaricom revealed talks with retail giant Amazon on the acceptance of payments using …

WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil

Facebook reportedly reinstated its money transfer service through messaging app WhatsApp in Brazil, after nearly …

MTN eyes $6B valuation for money unit

MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita (pictured) told Financial Times (FT) the company targeted a valuation …

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SoftBank, Line venture eyes global expansion

SoftBank Corp’s Z Holdings completed an integration with messaging app company Line and outlined plans …

MTN cosies up to Mastercard

MTN Group struck a strategic partnership with Mastercard to advance its e-commerce strategy across Africa, …

China mobile payment gains fuelled by pandemic

Mobile payment transaction numbers in China grew in 2020 as people looked to reduce contact …

China targets payment services with tighter regulations

China’s central bank called for comments on proposed regulations to tighten oversight of payment services …