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May 17, 2012

MasterCard, C-SAM Partner on Wallet for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

MasterCard logo 140pxC-SAM and MasterCard have announced a joint initiative to offer a white-label mobile wallet solution based on C-SAM’s flexible Mobile Transaction Platform (MTP) integrated with MasterCard’s pre-paid platform, offers, PayPass Wallet Services and rich informational services.

“Our partnership with C-SAM offers telcos in the region a NFC solution that comes pre-packaged with prepaid instance issuance, TSM integration and coupon redemption at the point of sale and offers a path to a truly multichannel payment wallet through PayPass Wallet Services,” said Raj Dhamodharan, Regional Head of Mobile and Ecommerce for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa for MasterCard.

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December 29, 2010

New MasterCard Report on Online Shopping in Emerging Markets

MasterCard_logo_140px.pngMasterCard has released its latest "Insights" report on online shopping in emerging markets.

The results of the index show the gap in online shopping is closing in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region; last year we saw a huge spike with India and Thailand jumping in terms of their increasing ease of shopping online, bringing them close to numbers for some of the more mature markets like China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. While scores in India and Thailand have stabilized since last year, this year we see a jump in markets like China and Malaysia.
The full report can be downloaded here.

April 28, 2008

A Global View on Mobile Payments

In his article titled 'Mobiles begin calling the shots on banking and payments', Trevor Lloyd-Jones writes for Business Intelligence Middle East about mobile payments efforts in many countries around the world and interviews Mi-Pay's CTO Simon Cavil. 'The use of mobiles for banking and payments is transforming lives and economies, especially in the unbanked and rural areas of many countries without branches and other traditional banking channels, such as ATMs, fixed line telephones and the Internet.' Some fascinating reading! Dave Birch did a podcast interview with Simon Cavil a year ago.

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