Mobile Financial Services – The mobile payment system typically offers numerous channels for users to access its services, including but not limited to the web, mobile application, point-of-sale systems, USSD, NFC technology, QR codes, and SMS. Amidst the increasing risks associated with mobile payment security, it is imperative to prioritize the provision of new business prospects and safeguards to the vendors, acquirers, and service providers using the mobile payment solution system.

Mobile Payments – Speed & Security

Banks may struggle to keep pace due to a lack of the desired culture or mindset. In modern times, it’s essential that money flow towards you instead of you chasing it, which was a conventional approach used by brick-and-mortar channels.

With the decline of central banking’s era on the horizon, it begs the question: what direction will our financial systems take in the future? The solution lies in decentralized institutions that possess the capability to conform to fluctuating requirements and malleable software that can be readily altered to meet developing necessities. In my opinion, software systems have the potential to streamline adoption processes in a dynamic way. There is a potential shift in the payment culture that may occur with the emergence of mobile payment systems.

As mobile payment techniques advance, technology and financial entities are working together to enhance safety protocols and boost customer trust through adaptable software that can be easily customized to meet shifting demands. I firmly believe that the use of software systems can make adoption processes more agile and efficient. The emergence of mobile payment systems could potentially bring about a major shift in the way people make payments. Technology firms and financial institutions are working together to enhance safety protocols and bolster consumer trust in mobile payment advancements.

To increase vigilance, a recommended approach is to implement further safeguards against fraud, for example, tokenization. This security measure allows transactions to be carried out without the risk of exposing sensitive data, such as information related to credit cards and their expiration dates.

Need of Banking Not The Banks

In the changing banking (led by non-bank financial service providers) landscape, while banks are trying and, with full frustration, enforcing their financial husbandry, they are merely making any effort to engage on how to deal with the impact of Fintechs. Kodak was the pioneer in photography that sold the first consumer camera in the nineteenth century and ignorantly blindfolded over adaptation to the digital age before filing for bankruptcy in 2012. This ‘Kodak moment’ would come and hit banks in the next 10–12 years.

ideas-1The majority of fintechs fall under one of the two categories of payments or lending. Given that these have been the strongholds of financial services institutions, the long-term sustenance of the institution would depend on addressing these twin areas effectively. With their focus on the long-term stability of the institution, FinTechs increasingly need to take steps to evaluate the following: Convergence is the new language of money.

More than a billion people in emerging and developing markets have cell phones but no toothbrushes or bank accounts. Many low-income people store and transfer money using informal networks, but these have high transaction costs and are prone to theft. Mobile money is beginning to fill this gap by offering financial services over mobile phones, from simple person-to-person transfers to more complex banking services.

To date, there have been more than 100 mobile-money deployments in emerging markets; at least 84 of them originated in the past three years. In a rapidly changing environment, telecommunications operators are facing the challenges of growth, operational efficiency, convergence, technology, and increasing regulatory pressures.

BaaS and BaaP are founded on the fundamental concepts of providing open banking services and APIs that are favorable for developers. One of the most significant issues regarding security in e-commerce is ensuring the employment of appropriate and trustworthy payment methods such as Internet banking, mobile payments, card payments, or instant payments.

Failure to secure the sensitive information can cause major damage to the service provider’s organization in terms of financial fraud, identity theft, legal regulations, loss of consumer confidence, etc. Security controls that can be employed to make a payment handling application more robust and frustrate breakers at the hardware level before reaching the application level.


Sign-tConclusion – What makes a digital payment innovation fly or die? Given the change of pace over the last five years, banks and now fintechs may feel they need to decide between complying or competing as they explore new technologies that meet the challenges of digitalization and changing consumer behavior.

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A Technology Specialist boasting 22+ years of exposure to Fintech, Insuretech, and Investtech with proficiency in Data Science, Advanced Analytics, AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Learning), and Blockchain (Trust Assessment, Tokenization, Digital Assets). Demonstrated effectiveness in Mobile Financial Services (Cross Border Remittances, Mobile Money, Mobile Banking, Payments), IT Service Management, Software Engineering, and Mobile Telecom (Mobile Data, Billing, Prepaid Charging Services). Proven success in launching start-ups and new business units - domestically and internationally - with hands-on exposure to engineering and business strategy. "A fervent Physics enthusiast with a self-proclaimed avocation for photography" in my spare time.

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