Mobile Payments

A sojourn in a cashless future – The Good, the Bad & the Unexpected

A sojourn in a cashless future – The Good, the Bad & the Unexpected

On a recent holiday to a campsite in France I had the opportunity to experience what a cashless society might look like at some future point. The site had taken the decision to move to an entirely cashless site for all their facilities and in doing so created a look into the realities of the […]

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Identify, Prevent and Deal with Mobile Premium Rate Scams (Part 2)

In my previous Blog  I identified a number of premium rate scams that are occurring currently and claiming unsuspecting victims. In this part I’d like to present some tips on how falling victim can these can be prevented and avoided and in the case where they cannot be prevented or avoided what the best actions […]

Identify, Prevent and Deal with Mobile Premium Rate Scams (Part 1)

Over the past number of months a number of friends and family have either fallen victim of or almost fallen victim of premium rate scams, either calls or SMS. These scams are becoming increasingly devious in their design and are increasingly outside the remit of the various controlling regulatory bodies in each jurisdiction. The challenge […]

The Value of The Carrier In Direct Carrier Billing

The recent acquisition of mobile payments provider Zong by Paypal would indicate the growing importance of the mobile networks as a payment platform. Indeed, Yankee Group are predicting that the value of this market will be somewhere in the region of $670bn globally by 2015. In parallel recent statistics show that the feature phone market […]