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A better way to pay at the Bintaro market

A better way to pay at the Bintaro market

Youtap’s contactless payments platforms bring solutions to vendors in Bintaro, Indonesia.   In the Bintaro wet market in Indonesia, chicken, fish and fruit vendors are getting on board with Telkomsel’s TCASH Tap payment method. This solution, developed by Youtap,...

Telkomsel’s TCASH wins Netizen Choice Brand Award

Telkomsel’s TCASH wins Netizen Choice Brand Award

Congratulations to Telkomsel’s TCASH for receiving a 2017 Netizen Choice Brand Award from Indonesia’s Economic News. Awards are given to companies that use the internet – particularly social media – to promote their brand and execute their marketing strategy. TCASH...

Rwandan business owner chooses ‘tap and pay’

Rwandan business owner chooses ‘tap and pay’

  An innovative and eco-friendly company in Rwanda has chosen NFC-powered ‘tap and pay’ mobile money as the only accepted method of payment for its services. Pikiwash is a new motorcycle taxi wash company in Rwanda that uses a modern, enclosed, semi-automated...

The mobile money opportunity in India

The mobile money opportunity in India

A new payments ecosystem emerging in India could see millions of people switch to cashless transactions.   In India, only 45% of bank account holders report using their account for a transaction in the past 90 days. Until recently, nearly all financial...

Four Drivers of Change for Financial Inclusion in 2017

Four Drivers of Change for Financial Inclusion in 2017

This open letter from Greta Bull at CGAP details 4 key drivers of change in financial inclusion for 2017: technology distribution, government regulation, open ecosystems, and data. Youtap is proud to contribute to the technology distribution aspect of financial...

Anyone, anywhere can be a merchant

Anyone, anywhere can be a merchant

Why the lack of a POS terminal is no longer a barrier to entry for merchants The growth of mobile money has extended financial inclusion to millions of people in emerging markets. It’s given them the ability to store and use money on their mobile phones. Still,...

Three reasons mobile money is set for a new wave of growth

Three reasons mobile money is set for a new wave of growth

Mobile money is taking the world by storm. This Youtap Solution Paper outlines several innovations in the industry and why mobile money is set to grow exponentially in emerging markets. Mobile money has been so successful in emerging economies that in 19...

Mobile Money on the rise in Africa as millions get phones

Mobile Money on the rise in Africa as millions get phones

Millions of African depend on mobile money for daily activities like paying utility bills to special circumstances like helping a friend in distress. But the multibillion-dollar mobile money industry is increasingly going global, making it possible for mobile...

Digital Finance and Emerging Economies

Digital Finance and Emerging Economies

In a commentary for Fortune, James Manyika of McKinsey and Rodger Voorhies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation advocate for greater investment in digital finance – the technology that enables a mobile phone to become a “wallet” – as a way to promote financial...