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ID fraudsters stole $16bn from Americans in 2014 - research

05 March 2015  | 0 comments | 14 tweets | 12 linkedin

Identity fraudsters stole $16 billion from 12.7 million Americans last year, with a new victim every two seconds, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.

MasterCard has been contracted by the Egyptian government to roll out a digital ID programme that links citizens’ national ID to the country's existing mobile money platform.

In-car commerce

Visa to drive in-car commerce with Pizza Hut

03 March 2015  | 2 comments | 6 tweets | 8 linkedin

Visa is working with Accenture and Pizza Hut to test the use of onboard mobile and online commerce for car drivers.

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PayPal buys mobile payments firm Paydiant

02 March 2015  | 0 comments | 20 tweets | 17 linkedin

PayPal has agreed to buy Paydiant, a Boston-based startup that helps the likes of Subway, Capital One and retailer joint venture MCX build mobile payments, offers and loyalty into their apps.

Ingenico mPOS

Ingenico introduces mPOS dongle for mobile wallet transactions

02 March 2015  | 5 comments | 9 tweets | 7 linkedin

Ingenico has released an audio jack-based point-of-sale dongle that can accept payments made by mobile phone.

Visa is to work with Bharti Airtel to extend its mobile money service to seven markets in Africa, including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania.

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