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Africa: The Overlooked Hub of Payments Innovation
The perception that Africa is behind the times when it comes to the payments industry is an interesting one. It is easy to assume that the continent as a whole is still cash-based with large rural unbanked areas widespread across the region.
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Email payments company Klarna has enabled access to Compass Plus' open development platform in an effort to add speedy technology deployment to fuel an international expansion. more »
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Vogogo Inc. customers will soon have access to Interac's Online's payment network, a partnership designed to enhance Vogogo's processing capabilities as it plots an expansion into Europe. more »
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PagBrasil, a payment processor in Brazil, has launched a product that provides accelerated confirmation for online payments made using boleto bancario, the electronic payment method in Brazil. more »
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Allied Wallet is integrating several new payment options, including iDeal, Daopay and Rapipago, to extend its payment processing to increase its revenue by an anticipated $2 billion annually. more »
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Egyptian mobile payments firm EMP has agreed to provide third-party card processing services to Inov8, a digital payments company in Pakistan. more »
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WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc is leading a group of U.K. retailers seeking to add as much as 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) to the amount it's seeking from MasterCard Inc. in an antitrust suit over payment fees. more »
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MasterCard is establishing a foundation for mobile wallets in Europe by requiring the continent's merchants to accept contactless payments by the end of the decade. more »
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MasterCard Inc. lost its final court challenge to a European Union antitrust order for it to cap fees it sets for cross-border card payments in Europe. more »
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Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver is pressing credit-card companies and banks to accept lower transaction fees paid by retailers, which the government claims are among the highest in the world, according to two people familiar with the talks. more »
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Getting payment cards operating under a Single Euro Payments Area framework is the next big hurdle facing those seeking a common system in Europe. more »
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It sometimes seems that two issues dominate payments: the ongoing battle over the price of payments between major retailers and issuing banks, and the organizations in developed markets that are tumbling over each over to announce their latest wallet, wearable token or smartphone app is going to revolutionise the payments world as we know it. more »
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Recently we have seen both Argentina and Ukraine fall into two very different types of crises, but the economic results appear to be the same. more »

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