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KDDI expands fintech focus

The second largest mobile operator in Japan, KDDI, announced it will acquire a major stake …

Nigeria mobile money provider plugs into power deal

Azuri Technologies partnered with FirstBank to jointly promote solar-powered TV services paid for using the …

Mobile payments company joins South Korea bank bid

Viva Republica, parent company of mobile payment app Toss, joined a consortium led by multinational …

MTN hikes Uganda mobile money fee

MTN Uganda sharply increased levies on fund transfers between mobile money accounts and banks, a …

Orange backs AI credit scoring start-up

Orange Digital Ventures was one of a number of investors which participated in an $11 …

Airtel points to 4G, Africa growth despite profit drop

Bharti Airtel suffered another plunge in net income during the last three months of 2018, …

Line Pay sets up branded credit card launch

Japan-based Line Pay announced plans to launch a co-branded credit card with Visa, a move …

Samsung VC division makes Mobeewave investment

Samsung’s investment arm was one of several companies to take part in a $20 million …

MoneyGram mulls potential sale

Executives at US-based remittance giant MoneyGram began assessing a potential sale of the business, Reuters …

Microsoft taps out of contactless payment market

Microsoft announced it will discontinue its Microsoft Wallet mobile app at the end of February, …