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Three common QR Code myths debunked

Three common QR Code myths debunked

As a product manager, you may have come up against some common misconceptions around QR Codes. In this blog, we aim to debunk three myths which could be standing in the way of winning new merchants, consumers and revenue. Myth # 1: QR Codes just represent a URL In the...

Market opportunities in mobile money: Senegal

Market opportunities in mobile money: Senegal

With only 15% of Senegal’s adults with access to a traditional bank account, the country has a long way to go before it reaches full financial inclusion. However Senegal is widely regarded as an innovation leader in Africa, so there is an existing robust FinTech...

Why don’t small business owners accept digital payments?

Why don’t small business owners accept digital payments?

Rob Hood Merchant Strategy Manager According to the World Bank, there are around 400 million small and medium-sized enterprises worldwide. In emerging markets, as many as 70% of those businesses have no access to credit, because they only accept cash and cannot...

Market opportunities in mobile money: Tanzania

Market opportunities in mobile money: Tanzania

The mobile money revolution in Tanzania has been nothing short of impressive. Mobile money was introduced to Tanzania in 2008 and started with less than 200,000 subscribers. Eight years later, Tanzania has become a world leader in mobile money. The number of...

Companion cards: Where do they fit with mobile money?

Companion cards: Where do they fit with mobile money?

Rob Hood Merchant Strategy Manager With so many payment options in the market – from NFC devices to wearable bracelets and QR codes – some mobile money managers may wonder if companion cards are a step backwards. To get a better understanding of companion cards and...

Are QR code payments secure?

Are QR code payments secure?

Mike Johnston Chief Technical Officer QR code payment options have grown significantly over the last five years, on the back of smart phone adoption and the use of social media and digital platforms. For banks and mobile money services, the potential for QR codes is...

Key Takeaways from the Financial Inclusion Summit 2017

Key Takeaways from the Financial Inclusion Summit 2017

Youtap is a sponsor at the Seamless East Africa event this week in Nairobi, Kenya. On Tuesday, experts gathered for the Financial Inclusion Summit 2017. Youtap’s Shaun Morgan, VP of Sales – Africa, was a featured speaker. The delegates’ presentations led to exciting...

Three ways to speed up NFC transactions

Three ways to speed up NFC transactions

For mobile money providers that want to increase transaction revenue through NFC payments, the top priority should be creating a great user experience. Unless it’s quick and easy to Tap and Pay, nothing else matters. Tap and Pay transactions should take seconds, not...

QR Codes:The innovation mobile money services can’t afford to ignore

QR Codes:The innovation mobile money services can’t afford to ignore

QR codes have already transformed payments in China. They are becoming increasingly popular in India and other countries promoting cashless economies. But did you know QR codes can be integrated with mobile money? Youtap has developed new solutions and apps that make...