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M-Payments
eBay spilt with PayPal

In an unsurprising move, despite best efforts to keep the companies joined, eBay announced it will split its PayPal unit into a separately traded company in 2015.The move marks the end of what has been seen as an awkward partnership since eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion in 2002. The deal was initially pitched as a way for eBay to boost PayPal transactions by driving its auction participants toward the online payment service. But eBay couldn’t realize any significant merger benefits beyond pushing traffic.

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Mobile Payments
World Payments Report 2014

Non-cash payments volumes are expected to grow 9.4% to reach 366 billion transactions in 2013, fueled by strong growth in developing markets and the use of credit (up 9.9%) and debit cards (up 13.4%).
With the continued acceleration of electronic and mobile payments growth and ongoing regulatory pressures, the payments industry is seeking to find new and innovative ways to support customer demands, according to the 10th annual World Payments Report 2014 from Capgemini and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

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Mobile Payments

  • eBay and PayPal to split in 2015 In an unsurprising move, despite best efforts to ...
  • Mobile devices increasing opportunity for payment fraud As more consumers and employees use their smartphones ...
  • Samsung Smartwatch to use PayPal mobile payments Samsung says it will partner with PayPal to ...
  • Mobile commerce worth $516 billion by 2017 Mobile commerce will drive an estimated $516 billion ...
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    Contactless NFC

  • EE extends contactless payment to London Underground As reported in PCM yesterday, Transport for London ...
  • How to secure HCE applications E-security solutions provider, Cryptomathic, has published its latest ...
  • TfL goes contactless in London In the wake of Transport for London (TfL) ...
  • Mobile operators scrap Weve As history repeats its self, Weve, owned by ...
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    Mobile Banking

  • Barclays mobile banking apps processing £4 billion per month UK banking customers are moving away from high-street ...
  • BPCE launch Twitter-based P2P payments Banque Populaire Caisse d’Epargne (BPCE) has partnered with ...
  • Yaap P2P payments via mobile ‘Money’ app Yaap, the joint-venture between CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica, ...
  • IBM uncovers Android banking vulnerability The message for Android is increasingly bleak in ...
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    Mobile Remittance

  • Orange partners African banks to extend mobile money services Orange has agreed partnerships with African banks to expand ...
  • Amazon kills P2P payments service Amazon shut down its WebPay service, saying that ...
  • Airtel Africa move $2bn in mobile money transactions in Q1 Bharti Airtel used Q1 numbers to highlight how ...
  • Daily mobile transactions rise to $71m in Kenya Kenyans are transacting Sh6.2 billion ($70.49m) daily through ...
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    M POS

  • Amazon launches mPOS In a widely anticipated move, Amazon.com has unveiled ...
  • Point of Sale (POS) forecast report At 93% of total US retail dollar volume, ...
  • Amazon Wallet Amazon has quietly released a new Android and ...
  • MasterCard enable card payments in Vietnam MasterCard and Sacombank have announced a partnership to MasterCard and Sacombank have ...
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    Analysis

  • Global Payments 2014 – revenues show upward trend The global payments and transaction-banking businesses continue to ...
  • Apple Pay explained A nice, neat explanation of the salient points ...
  • Mobile malware report reveals that more apps are spying on us Alcatel-Lucent has released new report on malware and ...
  • Global Mobile Payments Index Q2 2014: UK Ahead of Rest of World Adyen announced findings from its latest global Mobile ...
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    Opinions

  • NFC: A technology in search of a problem? According to a report from IHS, contactless payments could ...
  • Live @ MWC: Google Glass barcode scanning GS1 have announced that they will be demonstrating ...
  • Consumers beware: five ways your identity can be stolen Jumio has revealed the top five ways that ...
  • Contactless and the future of payments Our society has seen an incredible rate of ...
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    Vendor Zone

  • Payments platform to connect mobile operators and enable digital payments in emerging markets Skrill has launched an online payments platform to ...
  • Paym hits 1 million users for mobile payment service More than 1 million people have registered for ...
  • Dictao integrates Apple Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology Dictao, a publisher of software solutions for digital ...
  • Yaap launches “Yaap Shopping” Yaap, the joint-venture between CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica, ...
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