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Payments disrupted — How the tech giants are changing the future of payments in China

Payments disrupted — How the tech giants are changing the future of payments in China

The initial impact of digital finance and mobile payments in China is difficult to over-exaggerate, says Zennon Kapron, founder and director of Asian financial services and research firm Kapronasia. The launch of services such as Alipay and WeChat Pay brought with them a dramatic change in the way the average Chinese consumer spends — especially when one considers how cash-focused the country has been historically, he explains in this paper.

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10 years of M-Pesa — The expanding role of mobile money in emerging markets

10 years of M-Pesa — The expanding role of mobile money in emerging markets

In a market where it was previously unheard of for people to trust a mobile network operator with their money, Vodafone’s M-Pesa has carefully built confidence with consumers and grown over the last ten years into a financial service that is relied upon by millions of customers every day, mobile money pioneer Michael Joseph explains in this Q&A with What’s New in Payments editor Rian Boden.

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Mobile-only banks: A new frontier for mobile networks

Mobile-only banks: A new frontier for mobile networks

The mobile banking and payments market has grown exponentially in the past few years, says Orange’s Marc Rennard, and the opportunity “has not been ignored by the mobile operators, with many taking an active role since the beginning of the millennium, often targeting very specific use-cases as a means of carving a niche for themselves,” he explains.

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Connected living: How the IoT and AI will change the face of payments

Connected living: How the IoT and AI will change the face of payments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to completely transform the in-store payment and shopping experience and retailers must now ask themselves how they can use this technology to bring new and meaningful experiences to their customers, says Wirecard’s executive vice president of mobile services Jörn Leogrande.

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The mobile payments market in Russia

The mobile payments market in Russia

Although the Russian payments market is characterised by little contactless infrastructure and simple mobile devices without NFC technology, the percentage of people paying for goods and services using mobile devices is growing fast, writes Yandex Money’s business development director Maria Gracheva.

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PSD2 — Opportunities and challenges for existing players and new market entrants

PSD2 — Opportunities and challenges for existing players and new market entrants

The introduction of the EU’s revised Payments Services Directive (PSD2) will create a range of challenges for payment service providers who will have to comply with new requirements for stronger authentication and data sharing while also adapting to competition from new entrants, says Helene Oger-Zaher, retail banking conduct supervision expert at the European Banking Authority (EBA).

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May 2017 edition of Mahindra Comviva’s Vritti magazine

Vritti from Mahindra Comviva

This latest issue of Mahindra Comviva’s quarterly magazine Vritti looks at the trends and technologies driving the next wave of mobile payments and digital commerce and includes articles about conversational commerce, the use of biometrics in payments and ways to address the gender gap in the uptake of mobile money.

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