All articles by Chiara Francavilla

Chiara Francavilla

M-payments in Africa: the next level

The exponential growth of mobile payments services in Sub-Saharan Africa is beginning to prove beneficial to aid distribution agencies. But in order to bring more sustainable, long-term benefits to people in the region, more sophisticated services are needed. Chiara Francavilla looks at those needs and how they are being met

SWIFT expands in India

International financial transaction messaging platform SWIFT has announced its expansion into the Indian domestic market following a partnership among six of SWIFT participant banks.

PayPal reorganises, cuts workforce

eBay’s payment platform PayPal has announced the cut of 325 jobs and the end of 120 contracts with private contractors as a result of a product reorganisation strategy.

PayNearMe, AppFolio offer cash payment opportunity to tenants

US cash network PayNearMe and property management solution provider AppFolio have partnered to offer a cash payment option to US renters.

PayPal partners with MoneyGram

PayPal has struck a deal with the world’s second-largest money transfer company MoneyGram to allow users to access their online accounts at MoneyGram stores.

Sainsbury’s trials QR code shopping app

UK superstore chain Sainsbury’s is trialling a QR code-based app allowing customers to scan items with their smartphones and pay for their shopping at the tills by showing a code generated on their phone screens.

Japanese NTT DOCOMO to expand NFC m-wallet globally

Japan’s largest mobile carrier NTT DOCOMO has partnered with South Korea’s telecom company KT Corporation to create a cross-border NFC payment network, and with MasterCard to extend its NFC m-wallet service on a global scale.

Airtag launches all-in-one kit for NFC payments

Mobile payment solution provider Airtag has released a do-it-yourself kit containing a number of tools to enable users to build their own NFC mobile payment app.

ISIS goes live

ISIS, the integrated NFC payment network developed by a group of US telecoms, is set to go live on 22 October 2012, media report.

Indian giant BaNCing on more growth

TCS’s IT background, and the support of its multi-billion-dollar parent conglomerate Tata, enables it to provide vertically integrated solutions across a number of platforms. Chiara Francavilla reports on the consultancy’s recent successes