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iZettle raises €40m in series c funding round

iZettle, a Swedish MPOS provider, has raised €40m ($55.2m) in a series c funding round led by London-based Zouk Capital.

Yapital expands mobile payment offering to advertising media

Yapital, a Germany-based mobile payments provider, has expanded its app to add “one click” purchases from printed advertising media.

Deutsche Telekom enters mobile payments partnership with Boku

Deutsche Telekom, a European mobile network operator, has entered an agreement with Boku, a San Francisco-based carrier of billing-based mobile payments.

M-Pesa upgrade to enable instant transactions

Safaricom, a Kenya-based mobile network operator, has upgraded its M-Pesa mobile money service to enable near instantaneous mobile banking transactions.

WorldRemit to offer mobile money in Uganda

WorldRemit, an online money transfer platform headquartered in London, has expanded its service in Uganda to enable customers to transfer money to mobile wallets.

Flint Mobile launch invoicing feature on mobile app

Flint Mobile, a California based mobile payment provider to small businesses, has introduced new features to its no-card-reader mobile payment app.

BTC China halts Bitcoin transactions to China Merchant Bank

BTC China, China’s largest Bitcoin exchange handling more than 75% of Bitcoin trades in Yuan, has halted deposits to accounts at China Merchant Bank (CMB).

One in four plan to use Paym – Consumer Intelligence

Around one in four bank customers plan to use the new mobile payment service Paym, according to new research from Consumer Intelligence.

Ingenico opens Casablanca branch to target African market

Ingenico, a global payment provider, has announced the opening of a new branch office based in Casablanca, Morocco.

Vending machine appeals to “grass roots” of Bitcoin community

A new marijuana vending machine in Colorado, ZaZZZ, is to accept a limited number of payment options including the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.