Category Archives: General blog

eMoney vs. Dirty Cash

We are seeing more media articles in South East Asia focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on the exchange of physical money. Contactless payments via NFC and QR codes have grown exponentially, and this has influenced the merchant and consumers not to accept “dirty cash” that may pass on germs. Governments in South East Asia […]

MNO Wallets v eMoney Wallets

For anyone considering launching eWallet services, there is a need to understand mobile money regulations’ nuances for mobile operators vs. eMoney regulations’. An interesting article recently published in techinasia.com highlighted the differences in Mobile Money regulations for Mobile Network Operators and eMoney for Banks and payment service providers. Of particular interest was : 40 eWallet […]

Digital Wallets vs Mobile Banking, are they the gateway to your Digital Bank

When banks think of the term Digital Wallet, they automatically refer to ApplePay or GooglePay, or a method of digitally storing a credit card on a mobile phone to make payments. When a bank thinks of mobile banking, they think of a branded downloadable application that mirrors the internet banking experience. When a Digital bank […]

KPI’s for eMoney Wallets

In earlier blogs we covered measuring success in Digital Banking. We listed the various KPI’s to illustrate the key indicators of traction. We will revisit this frequently to emphasize the need to understand the importance and impact of eMoney Wallets on traditional financial services. The key questions are: How well is my internet banking service […]

eMoney Wallets and the Challenge for Retail Banks

In our daily engagement with banks, we are experiencing the various banks’ confusion and concern over the lack of growth of their generic online banking, internet banking, and mobile banking. They have anxiety and fear, and some commentators have said banks are like “a deer in the headlights.” The expression denotes ‘so stunned or surprised […]

Cash out of eMoney Wallets

Youtap are demystifying the use of eMoney wallets and an important use case is “cash out” – i.e. how do I cash out of my wallet? Here are the options: Cash-out methods At agent – general flow Example flow: Agents enters cash-out amount Agent takes payment from customer wallet (such as by scanning the consumer’s […]

Where do cards fit with eMoney wallets?

In many emerging markets eMoney wallets have leapfrogged the traditional debit and credit card market. An eWallet is a feature rich app that does more than complete a payment transaction in the store. In South East Asia and emerging markets the relevance of cards have diminished significantly. The overall card penetrations in these markets was […]

Key Definitions for E-Money, E-Wallets, and Mobile Money

Financial services are being transformed. Fuelled by the proliferation of smartphones and connectivity globally. We know that keeping up with this transformation can be confusing. So this is why we are sharing key definitions for some of the terms being used daily and in the right context. E-money:Electronically stored, government-issued monetary value. For clarity Youtap, […]

Exclusive: Youtap Insights for 2021

2020 forced many businesses to further embrace digital and adopt new ways of working. In 2021, we expect to see the results of this digital transformation. Major trends and opportunities we anticipate for 2021 are: Growth in e-commerce sites rolling out e-money wallets and growth of rewards for e-commerce companies  There will be a growth […]

2021 – the year of QR Codes and Merchant Payment

According to the GSMA, world digital payment transaction values are expected to hit 4.4 trillion USD in 2020, with another 17% continuous growth (CAGR) forecasted through 2024. With explosive annual growth and traction, it is no wonder that more and more organizations like MNOs, Banks, and other financial services providers are looking to Apps, QR […]