Friday, July 02, 2004

Further developments in the m-payments arena

Planet Multimedia reports that Vodafone is developing a payment method whereby a click on the WAP-link effects a payment for tickets up to an amount of 10 euro. Essentially the Dutch version of m-pay, I presume.

Meanwhile is investigating how to add the Rabobank payment product Minitix to its payment portal for mobile payments. Effectively Beep acts as an integrator just like Bibit, but then for payment via mobile means.

Where will this end?

I think large retail players will operate their own payment brands; all the others will work with integrators or choose the most efficient and cheap payments brands in the market.