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MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News, 24th September

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Mobile payments platform operator Bango PLC is surrounded by big numbers.

The last test for its platform was for £5bn worth of transactions a year, but now it is working on handling £50bn of transactions or the combined business (more or less) of Google Play and Amazon. That’s a lot of purchases but Ray Anderson, Bango’s chief executive, is confident and ambitious.

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MEF Member News, 17th September

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Barclays customers can now manage their current accounts from rival providers through its app
Barclays has joined the Open Banking revolution with the launch of a new feature on its banking app that will allow customers to manage multiple current accounts from different providers.

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MEF Member News, September 10th

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South Africa’s fintech company, JUMO, which partners banks and e-commerce platforms to “deliver progressive financial choices to customers in emerging markets across Africa and Asia,” announces it has partnered Airtel and Letshego Bank in its quest to grow.

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MEF Member news, 13th August

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Colombian state-run bank Banco Agrario is collaborating with IT services firm Comviva and telco Telefonica to provide mobile money and financial services to agricultural farm workers in the country. In the pilot phase, customers will be able to open a mobile account, deposit money, transfer funds to other users, pay utility bills and recharge their prepaid mobile connection, among other transactions

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MEF Member news, 6th August

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Today, Kaleyra , a leading provider of global messaging services for banks, SME and large enterprise clients, signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of the American firm Hook Mobile.

Hook Mobile is an innovative mobile cloud messaging services provider with extensive experience, global connectivity, and an enterprise grade CPaaS platform supporting clients worldwide and with specific expertise in the North, Central and South American markets. Hook Mobile has distinguished itself with its innovation in the area of virtual local numbers which it started offering internationally as early as 2013. Nowadays, it reaches over 50 countries, aiming for over 100 countries by 2019.

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MEF Member news, 16th July

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RealNetworks, a leader in digital media software and services, today announced SAFR™, a highly accurate, machine learning facial recognition platform, architected to economically scale with high performance and rapid processing to detect and match millions of faces in real time. Utilizing machine learning, SAFR – Secure Accurate Facial Recognition – is continuously improving efficiency, accuracy, and reach.

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MEF Member news, 9th July

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Upstream, a leader of the mobile internet revolution in high growth markets, has today revealed that new low-end Android smartphone devices being sold to consumers in developing markets, many of whom are coming online for the first time, contain pre-installed malware. This malware, designed to commit digital ad fraud, collects users’ personal information, depletes their mobile data allowance and triggers fraudulent charges to their pre-paid credit, without their knowledge or consent.

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MEF Member news round-up, 25th June

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Mobile platform and services provider Syntonic (ASX: SYT) emerged from a trading halt this morning announcing the acquisition of a high-flying mobile commerce business unit belonging to leading Brazilian service provider, Zenvia Mobile Servicos Digitais.

The proposed acquisition includes Zenvia’s core technology platform, operational assets, the assignment of all contracts for a cash consideration of US$700,000 (A$940,000) and a vendor earn-out of 20% of the first US$21.5 million (A$28.9 million) of contribution margin generated by the acquired assets over 3.5 years.

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MEF Member News, 18th June

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Bango has announced that millions of Entel subscribers in Chile are now able to pay using their phone bill for the massive array of content and services sold in Google Play, including Minecraft, Tinder and Google Play Music, according to a press release.

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MEF Member news, 21st May

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Mobile app distribution platform AppScatter Group has launched a scanning service to highlight security weaknesses and to comply with GDPR regulations.

The service enables appScatter platform users to address any potential security issues during their app maintenance programme. Existing and new customers can use the service for an additional subscription fee.

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