At the beginning of the last quarter of 2015, I wrote an article examining the question if Mobile Money could be the answer to financial inclusion in the developing world. I argued that Mobile Money could possibly become the tool that will deliver financial inclusion to Sub-Saharan Africa's two...
Leader in global payments, Western Union Corp. announced all Western Union consumer and business solutions services are active in the United Kingdom (UK), irrespective of EU Membership Referendum vote, or currency volatility. Western Union services are available to consumers across more than 7,200 retail Agent locations in the UK, through the...
The mobile money industry continues to grow globally, with more than 270 live mobile money services in 93 countries. In Uganda, the amount of money transacted through mobile money by December 2015 was UGx. 32.5 trillion according to the Bank of Uganda. This growth however is not the same for mobile money use...
Most people think of a cashless society is something that is way off in the distant future.  Unfortunately, that is simply not the case. The truth is that a cashless society is much closer than most people would ever dare to imagine. In America today  only 7% of all...
Merchant payments add a significant use case for mobile money in developing countries by enabling customers to pay for goods and services from their mobile wallets. Across the developed world, cards and NFC enabled POSs are being used to pay for everyday purchases, but the question remains if mobile...
Global online payments system company, PayPal Inc. has announced that it will be discontinuing its mobile applications on BlackBerry, Amazon Fire, and Windows Phone devices effective of 30th June, 2016. PayPal customers using Amazon Fire and Windows Phone devices still be able to log into PayPal via the paypal mobile web experience while...
About a month ago, I became regular contributor to PC Tech Magazine – meaning that I would frequently write features for the magazine in return for a certain remuneration. Taking into account that PC Tech Magazine operates in Uganda and I currently reside in Germany, we were presented with two...