Vincenzo Scarlato, head of innovation & new products, Vodafone Italy, discusses the situation of mobile payments in Italy, the central platform for banks and telcos to connect with and the significance of Apple Pay for the market.
With a European e-money license under its belt, carrier billing outfit Boku is partnering with three of the UK's leading wireless operators to expand into the fully-regulated mobile payments market.
Vodafone has added a feature to its mobile wallet which lets customers store all of their loyalty cards on their handset.
Having transformed Kenya's financial services industry, mobile money system M-Pesa is coming to Europe, with Romania the first stop.
Today Vodafone and Visa launched the Vodafone Wallet and Visa SmartPass service in the Netherlands, the third European market to see the benefit of the wide-ranging partnership announced by the two companies in 2012.
iBeacon technology which is developed with Apple licence has three components. First, iBeacon emulators placed at the stores.
Alpha Bank and Vodafone, in partnership with Visa Europe and First Data, introduce Tap n Pay, the first mobile phone application for contactless payments in the Greek market
Vodafone's head of m-commerce in Spain has moved to allay fears that Visa and MasterCard's recently announced support for Host Card Emulation could hurt telcos' efforts to prosper in the mobile money arena, insisting to Finextra that HCE is "good news".
Ibo Sanz, in-country mobile commerce director, Vodafone Spain, talks about the Vodafone SmartPass strategy, the recent Host Card Emulation announcements and partnerships with La Caixa and Visa.
MasterCard is partnering with leading German telcos Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone to develop a mass market mobile payments network covering 80% of handset-owners in the country.
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