Category Archives: Payment

Goodbye from Watching the Connectives: hello from The Digital Watcher

To all my readers, thank you and goodbye. This blog is now an ex-blog. The first post of this blog was published six years ago in December 2010. Since then, there have been over 90,000 views of the 165 posts … Continue reading

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Myanmar mobile banking and payment: where to start?

Myanmar is currently largely a cash economy.  In this post we consider the types of mobile banking and payments solutions we predict will first gain traction in the Myanmar market: remittance services and banking the unbanked. Outside Myanmar, the way … Continue reading

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Monetary Authority of Singapore publishes consultation on revising outsourcing guidelines

On Friday 5 September, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (which regulates financial institutions in Singapore) published a consultation on revising its existing guidelines on outsourcing. Responses are due by the 7th October.  

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International bar association debates mobile payment

Mobile payment is a topic close to my heart, so I am delighted to be joining a distinguished panel at the International Bar Association‘s annual conference in Dubai this afternoon to discuss developments in mobile payment from a comparative perspective. The … Continue reading

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UK mobile operators create m-commerce joint venture

Last week, three of the UK’s four mobile network operators announced a mobile marketing and payments joint venture. The venture is subject to regulatory approval, and is summarised in the press release as: Creation of a single ecosystem for m-commerce … Continue reading

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Visa adds mobile payment and banking capabilities, as Google and MNOs launch contactless payment services

This week Visa Inc added significant incremental mobile payment and banking capabilities – acquiring Fundamo, a mobile money transfer software company and announcing a five year deal with Monitise. The Fundamo deal is designed to bolster Visa’s position in developing … Continue reading

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Mobile banking and payment: what consumers really want?

Mobile banking and payment is a recurrent theme for this blog. I have previously posted on rumours that the iPhone 5 might contain NFC technology, and mused on the possibilities unlocked by the integration of mobile payments with location-based offers and services. This … Continue reading

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Lenders over-exposed to real estate move into TMT

I was lucky enough to chair Olswang’s semi-annual CPD catch-up day for in-house lawyers today. It was a very interesting set of talks (for those who are interested I commented using twitter, see: #olswangcpd), which covered a wide range of topics: Session Speaker … Continue reading

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Premium rate regulation extended across the value chain from 1 September 2011

News item topics are like buses – nothing happens for weeks or months, then everything happens at once. Following yesterday’s publication of the Phonepayplus annual plan and a market study, today Ofcom approved Phonepayplus’ 12th edition of its Code of … Continue reading

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Phonepayplus publishes market trends report and 2011/12 plan

Phonepayplus, the UK’s premium rate services regulator, has today published: a Report on Emerging Trends in the Premium Rate Services Market; and its plan and budget for the forthcoming year. Report on Emerging Trends in the Premium Rate Services Market Phonepayplus commissioned the report from … Continue reading

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