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.
The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business principles to enable the development of safe and responsible digital financial services.
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.
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