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South Africas Altech buys into m-money market

South African group Allied Technologies (Altech) has acquired Eyenza Mobile Money, a firm that specialises …

Two more Square-like competitors launch

European start-up Erply has launched a new card reader that attaches to an iPhone or iPad so that retailers can scan details from credit cards and NFC-enabled phones.

Verifone mulls acquisitions in m-payments market

US manufacturer of payments terminals Verifone could spend up to US$1 billion annually on acquisitions says CEO Douglas Bergeron. The vendor is looking at one US$500 million to US$700 million deal a year, said Bergeron, plus a number of smaller acquisitions in the range of US$10 million to US$20 million, according to Bloomberg.

Nigerias central bank awards 11 m-money licences

The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued licences to 11 companies to offer mobile money services. The eleven are Fortis Money, UBA/Afripay, GTBank Mobile Money, Pagatech,eTranzact, Monitise, Eartholeum, Paycom, FET, Ecobank and Kudi.

Survey: iPhone users are most enthusiastic about m-banking

Users of the Apple iPhone are “most keen” among subscribers in the UK on mobile …

Report: Rogers Wireless is planning NFC launch

Leading Canadian mobile operator Rogers Wireless is looking to launch an NFC-based mobile payments service, according to NFC Times.

Samsung to industry: let’s keep NFC simple

Potential hazards for the mobile industry in marketing NFC include confusion over handset capability, risk of fragmentation and the name of the technology itself, according to handset vendor Samsung.

Vodacom and SA bank partner on m-payments

South African mobile operator Vodacom and Absa, the country’s leading retail bank, are to jointly …

Orange set for further NFC rollout in Poland and Spain

Orange, which has already launched NFC-based services in France and the UK, is hoping to press …

MTN tops 5m mobile money subscibers

South Africa-based MTN Group confirmed the rising importance to its business of mobile money by …