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.
Vodafone has struck a deal with MoneyGram which will enable people to transfer funds directly from around 200 countries to users of the M-Pesa mobile money service.
Spanish bank la Caixa has brought on board three of the country's biggest telcos - Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange - for the January launch of its mobile NFC payments service.
Today Vodafone Germany is launching its new mobile wallet with the integrated Vodafone SmartPass Visa payment application.
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