The vast majority of mobile money transactions, by volume and value, are airtime top-ups and person-to-person (P2P) transfers, respectively. Recently, mobile money providers have been experimenting with merchant payment services, whereby consumers can purchase goods and services from online and retail businesses using mobile money. A successful merchant payment program holds enormous potential: it would… Read more »
In our revamped website, we’ve added a few new bios of senior staff that have recently joined, and elaborated on a range of our consulting, research, and training services. We’ve already added some of our clients, the (public) reports that may be of interest to our readers, as well as some case studies to give a… Read more »
Amitabh Saxena, Managing Director of Digital Disruptions, recently co-wrote, with Vodafone’s Selma Ribica, a post on three insights for interoperability. You can read it here: http://nextbillion.net/mobile-money-interoperability. You can also view a brief PowerPoint he put together in the Client Resources section. Please take a look – feedback and comments welcome.
Last week’s Washington Post interviewed Digital Disruptions’ founder, Amitabh Saxena, on fraud in Apple’s recently launched mobile payment service (see http://wapo.st/19g8SKf). A few weeks ago there were several mentions in the press about some banks experiencing higher-than-expected fraud rates for Apple Pay. The source of the issue appears to be fraudulent cards being provisioned during registration (rather than… Read more »