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MasterCard tries out QR codes for mobile payments

Credit card giant MasterCard is to conduct its first pilot of QR code technology for making payments via a mobile phone.

Poll result: An own-brand approach is most popular

Most respondents in a Mobile Money Live poll say that mobile operators should create their own brands to support NFC-based payment services.

Visa Europe: over half of all its transactions will be mobile by 2020

Peter Ayliffe, chief executive of Visa Europe, has predicted that “over half of all Visa …

Turkcell backs own-brand strategy for NFC handsets

Turkish operator Turkcell has introduced the third T series NFC Android smartphone confirming its support for an own-brand approach.

Feature: the critical role regulators play in mobile money

This new feature video from Mobile Money Live reveals the central role of regulation in dictating how mobile money services develop. A range of interviewees, including Jojo Malolos (pictured), Group Head Financial Services, Smart Communications, say whether they think regulation is heading in the right direction.

New mobile payment service planned for the UK

Ecommerce provider Powa has announced a new mobile payment service for the UK that is similar to popular US service Square.

Vodafone invests in US mobile money firm

Vodafone has led an US$11.3 million investment round in Finsphere Corporation, a US vendor of identity analytics technology that is used to secure transactions including mobile payments.

Deloitte: NFC shipments to double in 2012

Shipments of NFC-enabled handset will likely grow about 100 percent this year to almost 200 million, according to consultancy firm Deloitte.

PayPal plans rapid takeoff for retail m-pay scheme

PayPal wants to see a newly launched mobile payments trial with US retailer Home Deport scale up to its entire nationwide chain by March.

Report: MasterCard wants to be involved with Swedens 4T

MasterCard wants to partner with 4T, the consortium of Swedish mobile operators which aims to launch an NFC-based payments service later this year.