Howard Moodycliffe Commercial and Marketing Head wiGroup ITNEWSAFRICA Turning a mobile phone into a wallet has been a dream for a long time The phone in your pocket is already an address book camera diary music player GPS system notebook dictaphone photo album and general factotum ndash why shouldnrsquot it also replace your wallet with all its clunky coins notes credit cards and vouchers you keep forgetting about The biggest obstacle to making this dream a reality has always been the sheer complexity of electronic transactions Every time you present your credit card at a till you initiate an intricate dance between the retailer...[...read more]
DEC 032013 BUSINESSTECH Nedbank says it aims to relaunch its mobile money service MPesa onto a new IT platform that will interface directly into banks Nedbank launched MPesa in partnership with Vodacom in August 2010 and now boasts more than12 million registered users ldquoNedbank and Vodacom have drawn valuable learnings and insights from theMPesa rollout and theMPesa product is being relaunched in the near future onto a new IT platformrdquosaidIlze Wagener head of digital innovation and payments at Nedbank ldquoThe platform will interface directly into banks and will include the expansion of the distribution channel to add on more ...[...read more]
DEC 022013 TIMES OF SWAZILAND Standard Bank in collaboration with MTN Swaziland have launched a new product called Standard Bank Mobile Banking The bankrsquos Chief Executive CE Phil Mnisi said the service channel permits customers to make self fund transfers check their accountsrsquo balances and send airtime to their mobile phone or to others Mnisi was speaking at the bankrsquos head offices on Friday during the product launch which was attended by both companiesrsquo senior management ldquoThis channel moves with you 247 365 days and is fast easy and reliable It is also worth mentioning that as we are launching mobile banking ...[...read more]
NOV 292013 BUSINESSTECH Sending and receiving money through mobile has become increasingly popular Even in emerging markets like Africa the digitalization of money has become an everydaything In South Africa there are many different ways to send or receive money on your mobile Internet banking aside many companies offer madeformobile money sending systems that make sending money as easy as sending a text message Dashboard and World Wide Worx have recently collected data on mobile money sending in South Africa as part of a collective Mobility 2014 study In the survey they questioned 1200 people 9 of the people surveyed said that the...[...read more]
NOV 272013 NEW ZIMBABWE ECONET Wireless on Monday said its mobile savings platform EcoCashSave account holders will soon be able to borrow money from the service as the company intensifies its efforts to tap into the unbanked population ldquoThis is part of what will be called EcoCashCredit that Econet is planning to roll out early in the New Yearrdquo chief executive Douglas Mboweni said in a statement He said borrowingfromEcoCashSave launched last month would include loans for school fees and housingand would be done through partner banks including its own bank Steward Bank which is hosting the accounts Further details of the project...[...read more]
NOV 252013 NEW ZIMBABWE ZIMBABWE does not have a legal framework that governs mobile banking services opening up the sector to unacceptable practices a Bankers Association of Zimbabwe official said on Friday BAZ president George Guvamatanga told participants at the presentation of results of a survey on the banking sector by a local publishing house that there is a proliferation of banking services that are not properly regulated ldquoWe are promoting unacceptable practicesrdquo Guvamatanga said Zimbabwersquos three mobile phone network operators Econet Telecel and NetOne all run mobile money transfer services with the approval o...[...read more]
NOV 222013 The Human Capital Telescope with Brett Chulu Zimbabwe Independent TELECEL Zimbabwersquos second largest mobile network operator MNO is reportedly set to usher the second coming of its mobile money transfer albeit under a new brand name TeleCash According to available information TeleCash is set to launch between now and December Can TeleCash successfully challenge the dominance of EcoCash a mobile moneybanking service run by Econet Zimbabwersquos largest MNO Also the head of the TeleCash project is a former EcoCash executive setting the makings of an epic battle at least on paper Is this a signal that TeleCash wants t...[...read more]
NOV 192013 BUSINESSTECH FNB has expanded its digital banking services into Africa by launching and integrating its banking app and online banking services into its subsidiaries on the continent FNB has expanded its digital banking services into Africa by launching and integrating its banking app and online banking services into its subsidiaries on the continent Outside South Africa FNB currently has operations in Zambia Namibia Botswana Swaziland Lesotho Tanzania and Mozambique According to FNB its Banking App has already seen an uptake of over 4200 active users with over 8800 active users banking on the bankrsquos Mobi platfor...[...read more]
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