This year, the event moved to Turkey, a country advancing rapidly in payments technology and adoption and a society mandated to be cashless by 2023.
Hosted by the Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent, the Mobile Money and Digital Payments Global Conference took on a new format for 2014 including live polls, implementation workshops, breakout discussion forums and more.
Leading experts from across the globe facilitated debate around the most pressing payments questions, including:
- Is NFC Dead?
- Will we ever eliminate cash?
- Is interoperability the key to driving critical mass globally?
- Is digital banking the ‘game changer’ for the next generation of financial services?
- What will the dominant payments channels look like in 2024?
Winner of Payments Dragons' Den...
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New mobile wallet provider, SetSec was crowned the winner of the prestigious 2014 Payments Dragons' Den Istanbul.
Demircan Coskun, Co-Founder of SetSec Payment Solutions said "We are definitely proud of wining this award. Having a Payment dedicated Dragons Den event is a great opportunity for any company offering Payment related solutions. Dragons and the audience are payment dedicated professionals therefore being judged by them and having advice is great chance that a payment industry company can catch up."
Full review to follow...
Annual Award Winners Announced...
WINNER: Airtel Bangladesh: All possible mobile banking services are bundled under a common USSD short code, *400. By dialing this number, a mobile banking registered customer of Airtel, can access a menu of different bank’s mobile banking services - view nomination
WINNER: Vodafone Turkey & TMOB: TMOB, a global technology company designing and developing future mobile services, enabled mobile payments with iBeacon via the Vodafone Mobile application for the first time in Turkey and Europe. iBeacon, working with low bluetooth energy (BLE), has been used for the first time in USA with the related application being placed on AppStore - view nomination
DISRUPTIVE DIGITAL PAYMENTS
WINNER: Ericsson: Ericsson is delivering ASBANC’s Mobile Money solution, the country’s largest private initiative for financial inclusion. This project provides easy-to-use and secure next-generation mobile financial services, and reaches out to millions who do not have access to traditional banking services. ASBANC estimates that 2.1 million Peruvians will own and benefit from Mobile Money by 2019 - view nomination
EXCELLENCE IN BRANCHLESS BANKING
WINNER: Panamax: MobiFin enables consumers to make various types of utility bill payments like prepaid electricity, MNO airtime, DTH services recharge and other utility payments. VPS International has about 3600+ resellers registrations, out of which about 2,500 are active resellers. This meets the VPS vision of financial inclusion & branchless banking in Tanzania - view nomination
INNOVATION IN DIGITAL BANKING
WINNER: Westpac: A primary goal was to increase the number of customers who bank digitally while helping customers develop positive financial habits, and transitioning from short-term reactive financial behaviors, to being in control, regardless of how, when and where they bank. The bank, working with Fiserv, simplified and unified their digital banking service, moving to a single platform for online, tablet and mobile banking - view nomination