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Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - May 22, 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:08:33 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Technology Inequality - Center for Financial Inclusion - "Like many techno-wonders of our world, the services used in Kenya and many other countries operate through distinct technologies that must interconnect seamlessly to complete transactions securely. These layers include data transmission connectivity, the handsets themselves and their operating systems, and the technologies delivering MFS menus and commands. These systems are continually evolving, subject to market and technology forces that do not necessarily prioritize mobile money." EU executive...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - May 19, 2017

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:16:45 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Telegram now lets users buy things from chatbots in its messaging app - TechCrunch - "Telegram, which puts a focus on security, introduced chatbots nearly two years ago, and now it is bringing support for payments for chatbots. That’s likely to open up a whole series of commercial opportunities for companies that want to use the chatbot platform to connect with consumers. The most obvious is e-commerce, but real-life commerce through bots — for example, buy...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - May 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:16:46 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Alipay, WeChat Pay lead China finance app explosion - Mobile World Live - "Finance app downloads in China grew by 230 per cent during 2016, according to a new report from analytics company App Annie. Unsurprisingly, m-commerce giants Alipay and WeChat Pay drove growth in the country. App Annie said the two were now on par with each other in terms of engagement, and way ahead of the nearest app from a traditional finance provider." Square...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - May 17, 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:35:31 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Apple Pay launches in Italy with support from UniCredit and Carrefour Banca - NFC World - "Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Italy with support for Mastercard and Visa cards issued by Carrefour Banca and UniCredit, with American Express, CartaBCC, ExpendiaSmart, Fineco Bank, Hype, Banca Mediolanum, N26 and Widiba listed as “coming this year”. The launch takes Apple Pay to a total of 16 markets globally." FinTech Alternatives to Short-Term Small-Dollar Credit: Helping Low-Income Working...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - May 16, 2017

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:33:39 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB ‘Alexa, pay my AmEx bill…’ - Chain Store Age - "American Express cardholders are now only a voice-command away from browsing their account or paying their bill. The credit card company is expanding its partnership with Amazon by launching its new Amex skill for Amazon Alexa. The skill brings select experiences of AmericanExpress.com and AmEx’s mobile app to Amazon’s voice service Alexa, within devices like Amazon Echo and Echo Dot." Samsung Pay finally arrives in UK...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - May 15

Mon, 15 May 2017 05:26:36 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Vodafone's SAfrican arm Vodacom to take over stake in Kenya's Safaricom - Reuters - "Safaricom, which is 35 percent owned by Kenya's government, said in a statement the deal promoted the continued successful expansion of the company as well as the opportunity to take M-Pesa into other African markets." Carrefour and BNP Paribas unveil “universal” mobile payments and loyalty service - NFC World - "Supermarket giant Carrefour and French bank BNP Paribas have unveiled a new...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - May 12, 2017

Fri, 12 May 2017 05:51:17 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB IPFA Cross Border Survey - IPFA - "The International Payments Framework Association (IPFA) is a non-profit association focused on improving cross-border payments through the adoption of shared standards and rules. We’re seeking input from payments industry professionals and users of payment systems on the state of play in cross-border payments and the adoption of real-time transfer capabilities for cross-border payments." Trends in Consumer Mobility Report - Bank of America - "This spring’s report finds the exchange...