India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

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The country recently shocked its citizens by getting rid of its largest paper currency, causing a cash crunch. As the country scrambles in a massive cash reduction, India mobile payments are taking off as an alternative. Mobile wallets have received an almost instant shot in the arm with the surprise notice of the disappearing bank notes. Some mobile payment providers have already reported record breaking numbers over the last few days. Paytm, for instance, the largest India mobile payments firm, reported more than seven million transactions on Saturday alone. This…

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Peer to peer mobile payments starting to make US smartphone transactions relevant

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Though the majority of consumers have yet to start paying for products with devices, they are showing interest. Recent figures show that peer to peer mobile payments are starting to give smartphone transactions a boost in the US. That category of mobile wallet use is seeing the most rapid growth by far. In store mobile payments to purchase goods and services are still seeing notably slower growth. Peer to peer mobile payments has remained the category of transactions consumers in the US are most likely to use on their devices.…

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“Selfie Pay” mobile payments to roll out from MasterCard

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A new form of verification is going to be launched in order to help to ensure transactions are secure. MasterCard has now revealed that it will be using its investments into facial recognition tech as a part of its mobile payments verification systems in order to help to make smartphone based transactions more secure. The goal is to decrease the risk of falsely declined transactions while boosting security when using mobile wallets. Trials of this mobile payments verification version using “Selfie Pay” have already been conducted in the Netherlands and…

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Snapdeal wants to make mobile payments even better in India

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Snapdeal’s design team aims to improve the company’s position in mobile commerce Snapdeal’s design team, also known as its “design mafia,” has plans to make the best mobile shopping experience in India. The team intends to create a powerful app foundation for its future mobile payments interests. Last month, Snapdeal made major changes to its prominent payment application, but the company plans to continue introducing new features and services throughout India in the coming months. These changes may help Snapdeal find more success in the competitive mobile commerce market. Design…

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Mobile technology may reduce dissatisfaction with money transfers

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The frustrations associated with those types of transactions could disappear with smartphones. The results of a recent Amdocs survey have shown that over 83 percent of respondents strongly feel that they would be willing to use a mobile technology device for completing international money transfer transactions. The vast majority of current international money transfer services are not fully satisfying their customers. Among the survey respondents, 82 percent said they were dissatisfied with their experiences in using more traditional services for international transfers through money transfer operators (MTOs) and banks. Nearly…

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