Asia is both tech-savvy and very poor, the two features thus offering great opportunities for mobile payments and financial services providers. In Africa m-payment services are very rudimentary but they are also flourishing and mobiles are a lifeline to many poverty-stricken Africans who wouldn’t otherwise have any access to financial services of any sort.
Near Field Communications (NFC) are used in a wide range of settings (such as reloading your public transport card) and present obvious benefits for m-payments. iGaming Business's Payments Report provides the overview on NFC.
Payments are an integral part of the igaming experience and possibly even more so for the mobile gambling sector. Aideen Shortt gives an overview of the mobile payments industry, the issues to must to gain wider acceptance and how mobiles are perceived in different regions of the world.