Azimo, the digital money transfer service, has joined forces with Vodafone Romania to integrate the mobile payment service, M-Pesa, into the Azimo iOS and Android apps.
Vodafone is to launch its M-Pesa mobile money service in Ghana, where 64% of the population do not have bank accounts.
Vodafone Wallet users will be able to pay for goods and services contactlessly using their MasterCard cards, with the service scheduled to launch to consumers in European markets within weeks.
In a move designed to boost financial inclusion, the Reserve Bank of India has given "in-principle" approval to 11 applicants - including telcos, tech firms and the country's postal service - seeking to set up so-called payments banks.
Vodafone has teamed up with payments firm Powa Technologies to enable UK pay as you go customers to top up their credit via QR codes.
Vodafone India has struck a deal with Walmart to enable small firms that use the US retail giant's wholesale stores to make payments through M-Pesa.
Vodafone's Turkish arm is using technology from EyeVerify to enable customers to open its mobile wallet simply by looking at their handsets.
O2 has bought out its partners in the Weve mobile commerce consortium and will run the business as a standalone subsidiary.
Customers of M-Pesa and MTN Mobile Money in East Africa will be able to transfer money to each other following an agreement between Vodafone Group and MTN Group to interconnect their mobile money services.
Vodafone customers in Europe will be able to add bank cards to their Vodafone digital wallets from Q2 2015, after an agreement with Visa and Carta Worldwide.
© Finextra Research 2016