All articles by Imogen Rayfield

Imogen Rayfield

How will Barclays exit from the remittance trade affect consumers and the industry?

Barclays decision to cut off its services with UK remittance companies this month has sparked fears that this will sever a ‘financial lifeline’ for many people. Imogen Rayfield asks international payments platform The Currency Cloud what affect this move will have on consumers and the industry

ICICI team up with Movida on mobile payments

ICICI Bank, India’s second largest bank by assets, is to launch a mobile payment and purchase service to its customers through a partnership with Movida, the joint mobile payments venture of Visa and Monetise.

Ezetap launches mPOS device

Bangalore based mobile payments company Ezetap has launched an updated version of its mobile point of sale device that will cost merchants $50.

mopay introduces one-click mobile payments in Germany

mopay, a mobile payment services provider has launched a one-click billing service in partnership with Telefonica and Vodafone.

RBC unveils Secure Cloud mobile payments service

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the nation’s largest bank by assets and market capitalisation, is to launch an NFC payments service that will store client data in the cloud instead of the phone.

Oracle selected to build Zapp mobile payments platform

Newly established mobile commerce company Zapp has selected computer software and hardware developer Oracle to develop its technology platform.

MCX appoint chief executive

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the forthcoming mobile commerce solution developed by a group of US retailers has appointed Dekkers Davidson as chief executive.

Vodafone and ICICI Bank continue roll out of M-Pesa in India

Vodafone and ICICI Bank, India’s second largest bank by assets have continued their roll out of mobile money transfer and payment service M-Pesa by launching it in Rajasthan.

SocGen rolls out contactless payment service with Oberthur

France’s third largest bank by assets, Société Générale has launched an NFC Visa payment service in Strasbourg using French company Oberthur Technologies Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform.

Uniqul develops face payment system

Finnish company Uniqul has developed a facial recognition payment system that it claims is the first in the world.