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Facebook enters crowded UK mobile payments market

Published 23 Nov 2017 13:11 CET | United Kingdom

Facebook recently launched its money transfer via Messenger service in the UK and France. Its AI assistant M will guide users in both countries to the new service when it ...

UK mobile market still adding postpaid customers but no growth in service revenue

Published 13 Sep 2017 13:59 CET | United Kingdom

On a quarterly basis, mobile service revenues rebounded slightly in Q2, showing a gain of 1.2 percent compared to Q1 2017. Whether this growth is simply the usual seasonal ...

UK wakes up to full fibre

Published 24 Aug 2017 15:50 CET | United Kingdom

The UK market appears to be experiencing a realisation that the 'superfast fibre' rolled out by BT in recent years might not be the ultimate in broadband experience. This may ...

Amazon Channels expands to Europe: how to put the customer first

Published 29 May 2017 13:38 CET | Germany, United Kingdom, World

Amazon is expanding its service Amazon Channels to the UK, Germany and Austria. Offered as part of Amazon Prime Video, it's expected to help grow Prime subscriptions. To ...

Dutch banks are working on new p2p app

Published 21 Apr 2017 09:41 CET | Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Six Dutch banks are introducing payment service Payconiq to the Netherlands. The app, already available in Belgium, can be used for for payments in shops and online, as well ...

Vodafone struggling in UK mobile market, another tie-up with Liberty Global logical next step

Published 30 Mar 2017 09:45 CET | United Kingdom

Vodafone was the worst performer in the UK mobile market in the last quarter of 2016, new research from Telecompaper shows. 3 UK on the other hand showed the most growth, ...

ING launches Yolt personal finance app

Published 31 Oct 2016 14:19 CET | United Kingdom

ING has reentered the UK market with Yolt, a personal finance app. After user consent, the app will show accounts from multiple banks in one listing. Consumers can use the ...

Online (and mobile) payments in Western Europe still vary greatly by country – PPRO report

Published 03 Oct 2016 15:01 CET | Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

A recent report by e-payment specialist PPRO Group on the state of Payment and E-commerce in Western Europe also shows some interesting details about the future of mobile ...

UK mobile competition gears up after failed consolidation, weak Q2

Published 16 Sep 2016 15:16 CET | United Kingdom

After the turbulence in the British mobile market of the past year, the operators have settled down to refining their commercial strategies. The failed merger partners 3 UK ...

Millennials to take lead in mobile payment adoption

Published 01 Aug 2016 15:07 CET | United Kingdom, United States

A recent report from mobile engagement company Urban Airship shows that especially the millennials and those on higher incomes are embracing mobile payments, and even more so ...

UK telecoms market: further consolidation likely

Published 07 Jun 2016 14:59 CET | United Kingdom

The UK telecoms market is dominated by seven large operators. The new BT, including EE, leads the market in revenue terms. Its free cash flow generation compares to that of ...

Barclays integrates m-payment into own banking app

Published 16 May 2016 09:15 CET | United Kingdom

UK bank Barclays plans to launch its own mobile payment solution for Android smartphones. Launched in January for Barclaycard (credit card) holders, this HCE-based solution ...

Lycamobile charts expansion into emerging markets and OTT services

Published 29 Apr 2016 09:41 CET | Africa, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Spain, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Just like traditional operators, MVNO Lycamobile is diversifying and expanding into OTT services in order to offer more value to its customers. In the last six months, the ...

Telefonica should stay: UK mobile market grows 9.3% in 2015

Published 22 Apr 2016 08:43 CET | United Kingdom

While the UK looks increasingly likely to remain a market of four mobile operators, Telefonca may do better to hold on to O2, given the strong growth in service revenues in ...

Mobile payment offerings from tech giants are increasing customers' choice

Published 25 Mar 2016 16:09 CET | China, United Kingdom, United States, World

After the launches of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in a limited number of countries in the past year, the tech giants are expanding their offering to other countries as ...

Ofcom may turn to legal separation of Openreach for increased FTTP spend

Published 14 Mar 2016 15:42 CET | United Kingdom

Ofcom recently presented its interim conclusions regarding its 'Strategic Review of Digital Communications'. It follows the 2005 review, which led to the creation of ...

MasterCard aims to roll out biometric authentication for mobile payments in Europe

Published 22 Feb 2016 09:49 CET | Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

MasterCard and International Card Services (ICS) recently announced that the pilot with ABN AMRO customers in the Netherlands has been a great success. Ninety percent of the ...

Two mobile-only banks planning to launch in 2016 in the UK

Published 11 Dec 2015 16:41 CET | United Kingdom

Two mobile banks are preparing to launch in the UK. Atom Bank was awarded a banking licence in June 2015 and aims to launch in early 2016. Atom Bank plans to have no branches ...

Juniper: banking will move from mobile to using wearables

Published 26 Oct 2015 13:12 CET | Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, World

According to Juniper the future of mobile banking will show a move towards banking via wearables, which are particularly convenient to use for e.g. displaying account ...

Duopoly on British wholesale market looms if mergers approved and Vodafone withdraws

Published 16 Oct 2015 14:10 CET | United Kingdom

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's announced that it will cease its mobile activities by January 2016 as it could not agree on a future vision for Mobile by Sainsbury's with ...

Approval of O2/3UK and BT-EE mergers would make O2/3UK the largest MNO but facing two converged competitors

Published 12 Oct 2015 14:27 CET | United Kingdom

The announced merger between O2/3 UK will reduce the number of MNOs, if approved. Currently the EU is looking into the O2/3 UK merger, as both are part of multinational ...

Samsung Pay off to a good start in South Korea

Published 04 Sep 2015 17:09 CET | Europe, Korea, Republic of, United Kingdom, United States

Samsung's new payment service, Samsung Pay, has reportedly started very well with over 80,000 registrations in the first week of launching. Its popularity is mostly thanks ...

Apple Pay not off to a great start in the UK

Published 17 Jul 2015 12:03 CET | United Kingdom

On 14th July 2015 Apple Pay officially launched in the UK, but it hasn't been plain sailing to start with. Next to two main banks delaying their launch, the first experiences ...

Apple Pay will drive the value of NFC payments in the UK

Published 26 Jun 2015 17:39 CET | United Kingdom

Apple Pay in the United Kingdom is under the 'Coming Soon' sign. The service will go live somewhere in July. The combination of an established NFC card infrastructure and a ...

Apple Pay takes in rewards programmes

Published 12 Jun 2015 15:10 CET | United Kingdom, United States

Apple will roll out iOS9 in the autumn. With that update, the current Passbook app will be changed into Apple Wallet. Passbook holds coupons and tickets today, the new Wallet ...

 




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