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31
Aug
2018

Seizing the Opportunity for Financial Inclusion: Mobile Merchant Payments

POSTED BY Chris Phillips
A key channel for future growth of mobile money services is their use for merchant payments. Through mobile money, customers are able to easily make payments for goods without the need for cash.
10
May
2016

Mobile Banking Consumer Insights: UK

POSTED BY Nitin Bhas
Our latest survey ‘Consumer Attitudes to Mobile Banking & Contactless Payments: UK’ provides unique insights into consumer usage and attitudes, together with indications for the future adoption of services.
16
Dec
2015

The Future of (EU) Mobile Roaming

POSTED BY Nitin Bhas
Following a number of negotiations and policy reversals with state governments and operators, the EU Parliament finally voted in October 2015 to end mobile roaming charges in the EU by 2017. The EU roaming regulation adopted over the years has established caps on mobile tariffs and an automatic safeguard against data roaming bill shocks and for price transparency.
14
Oct
2015

LINE Releases End to End Encryption

POSTED BY Sam Barker
LINE Corporation has announced that it is to secure its OTT application, LINE, with the highest grade of security in the OTT messaging space. LINE is Japan’s most popular messaging application, with over 600 million users worldwide.
15
Jul
2015

Apple Pay Hits the UK Market

POSTED BY Windsor Holden
NFC payments in the UK have received a long-awaited fillip in the form of the launch of Apple Pay. The July 14 launch, coming some 8 months after the service made its US debut, had a few predictable hiccups – there was considerable confusion about which cards and banks were accepting the service, and which retailers – but it is likely that the scale of UK activity should exceed that in the US, at least in the short term.
23
Apr
2015

Google’s ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Update is Here – Are You Missing Out?

POSTED BY
If you are one of the websites that are still not mobile friendly in this digitally driven world, then this is a major wake up call for you. Google has announced that their latest mobile algorithm update will favour pages that are mobile-friendly when users search on their mobile devices.
 
28
Jan
2015

Hutchison Whampoa in talks to acquire O2 – Consolidation on the Horizon

POSTED BY Steffen Sorrell
News has emerged today that Hutchison Whampoa is in talks with Telefónica with regards to a potential acquisition of the latter’s subsidiary, UK operator O2. The deal, which is unlikely to be inked for some weeks owing to an exclusivity agreement, is reported to be worth up to $15.3 billion.
12
Dec
2014

Streaming Music – the Mix Tape Labels should Embrace

POSTED BY Steffen Sorrell
Streaming is king – and Taylor Swift ain’t happy. Actually she is; she just went platinum: and more than half of those copies were sold as physical discs. However, that’s not the place to reach the greatest audience.
09
Dec
2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Posts New Highs for eRetail and mRetail

POSTED BY Windsor Holden
Have you bought your Christmas presents yet?

I can tell you that, with cyber-discounts having expanded over an extended period, I was a Black Friday rather than a Cyber Monday shopper this year, buying (text redacted in the unlikely event of Mrs Holden or various children/stepchildren reading this blog).