Category Archives: Mobile Payments

Pagos Móviles

The “I Don’t Have Enough Float” Quandary!

Author(s): Jacqueline Jumah Ugali is cornmeal porridge and a staple of the Kenyan diet; it is as Kenyan as M-PESA.  Last time my mother was making it, she ran out of cooking gas and texted me frantically to send her money so she could buy gas and finish cooking dinner before it got soggy.  IContinue Reading

Dominicana: El pago con tarjeta, ¿desde un celular?

Catcher es una solución de pago móvil de Visa que representa una gran oportunidad desde el punto de vista económico, pues más personas podrán pagar con crédito en más lugares. Li Misol li.misol@listindiario.com Santo Domingo La famosa frase “No tengo efectivo” dejará de ser excusa a la hora de aquirir productos y servicios de taxistas,Continue Reading

Facebook se lanza hacia los pagos móviles

La red social Facebook está preparando su propio servicio de pagos móviles, según informó Financial Times. La iniciativa tendría todo listo para recibir la aprobación del Banco Central de Irlanda, el país elegido para establecer esta nueva función de la red social. Ahora necesita el visto bueno del Banco Central de Irlanda para lanzar elContinue Reading

En República Dominicana el pago móvil creció un 67% en el 2013

En República Dominicana el pago móvil creció un 67% en el 2013. Las estadísticas del Banco Central indican que a diciembre del 2013, en el país había 512 mil 579 usuarios de pagos móviles; el pago móvil tuvo un valor de dos mil 484 millones 574 mil 791 pesos (RD$2, 484,574,791.6) durante el 2013, loContinue Reading

Starbucks launches new mobile payments application

New application could be a step toward Starbucks expanding the availability of its mobile commerce technology Starbucks has released a new application for the iOS platform that could serve as a stepping stone for the company’s future mobile commerce endeavors. The company has become a major player in the mobile commerce sector thanks to itsContinue Reading

Los estratos bajos podrán pagar sin cargar efectivo

Medellín_ La competencia para que más colombianos manejen su dinero por el sistema financiero y dejen de andar con tanto efectivo en sus bolsillos, se agitará con un proyecto de Ley que radicará el Gobierno esta semana. Se trata de una iniciativa que creará unas nuevas entidades que solo se encargarán de recibir la plataContinue Reading

Capital One to Begin Offering Peer-to-Peer Money Transfers Via Email, Mobile Phone

Capital One is the latest financial institution to offer peer-to-peer payment services. Customers of the McLean, Va.-based bank will be able to exchange money with one another using the ClearXchange platform, which is equally owned by Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Capital One. “Customers were saying, ‘I want an easy way toContinue Reading

MasterCard, Syniverse Protect Against Card Fraud With Phone Geolocation

MasterCard and Syniverse are jointly piloting a service supporting card transactions that cannot be enabled unless users have their mobile device turned on in a specific geolocation abroad. “Between 50 and 80 percent of transactions that are declined are actually legitimate transactions, but they are declined by financial institutions for security reasons,” reports MasterCard’s HanyContinue Reading

MasterCard Adds In-App Payments to MasterPass Mobile Platform

MasterCard reports it is adding in-app payment functionality to its MasterPass mobile platform. MasterPass allows consumers to store payment data in their devices and buy items with a tap on the display, and it supports a welter of payment methods that include near field communication, quick response codes, and tags. “We’re enabling consumers to makeContinue Reading

Secure Mobile Payments from Visa and MasterCard

Could your credit card soon be out of date? Two new technologies from Visa and MasterCard will give merchants and banks more options for incorporating so-called contact-less payment systems into their mobile apps. The technologies tap a new feature in Google’s Android operating system that lets card information be stored remotely. Visa and MasterCard areContinue Reading