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Youtap outlines standards for non-card NFC contactless payment devices

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 18 January 2017 – Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has outlined standards to govern the manufacture of non-card form factors used for contactless payments. Contactless payments (whereby a...

Telkomsel officially launches NFC payments at KFC

JAKARTA, Indonesia, November 16, 2016 – Mobile network operator Telkomsel Indonesia, the largest mobile operator in South East Asia, has formally launched TCASH Tap across Indonesia. TCASH Tap is powered by near-field communications (NFC) technology developed by...

MTN ‘Tap&Pay’ goes live in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda – Mobile network operator MTN and Verifone Mobile Money have teamed up to launch MTN Tap&Pay, a service that allows customers to use mobile money to pay for goods and services simply by “tapping” their phones on a merchant point of sale device. The...

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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

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...

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