The UK is home to Monitise’s headquarters and a number of customer relationships across mobile banking, payments and commerce.
In the banking space, Monitise has relationships in place with RBS/NatWest, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, The Co-operative Banking Group and Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
Monitise made UK acquisitions of Mobile Money Network, the UK’s leading enabler of mobile commerce and payments services for retailers, and mPOS specialist eMerit in December 2012, plus Grapple Mobile in September 2013 which saw the company become part of Monitise Create. Monitise Create counts Samsung, Procter & Gamble, Premier Inn, Sky and B&Q among its customer base.
Monitise has a strategic partnership agreement with Visa Europe to develop mobile technology services for its 3,000+ member banks. It is working with Telefónica Digital to provide mobile commerce services across Europe and globally.
From Europe, Monitise has formed global alliances with partners such as IBM, CGI and Cognizant.
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Monitise acquired US mobile banking and payments expert Clairmail in 2012, expanding the size of the team in this region, where almost half of its registered customers are based. Monitise is trusted by more than one third of the top 50 North American banks – including U.S. Bank, Webster Bank and American Savings Bank to power their mobile banking offerings with services also being deployed in both Canada and Latin America.
Monitise has strategic partnerships in place with Visa Inc., the world’s largest retail electronics payments network, to custom-develop mobile services and FIS, the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies.
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Monitise launched its presence in Asia Pacific in April 2010 and is building momentum in this fast-growing region.
Monitise Asia Pacific started as a 50/50 joint venture with First Eastern, a leading Hong Kong-based investment group chaired by Victor Chu that is a pioneer in the field of direct investments in China and across Asia. Monitise took full ownership of the joint venture in October 2013. Monitise partnered with JETCO, the provider of payments services to the majority of banks in Hong Kong and PCCW mobile, and launched its first Chinese language services in 2013.
In July 2011, Monitise Asia Pacific entered a joint venture with a subsidiary of Astra, the largest conglomerate in Indonesia. Live services became available in the market in February 2013, with the launch of BBM Money. Monitise took full ownership of the joint venture in June 2014.
Monitise’s strategic focus in India, the second-largest mobile market in the world with around 900m mobile subscriptions, is underpinned by the Group’s belief that the proliferation of mobile services creates a unique opportunity to provide financial services via mobile.
In February 2012, Monitise launched Movida, a 50/50 joint venture with Visa Inc., which enables banks’ customers in India to top up airtime, pay bills and book movie tickets from any mobile phone, using any Visa or non-Visa branded payment account. The second and third largest banks in the region - HDFC and ICICI – have both signed up to the service .
For more information visit http://www.movida.in/.
Middle East and Africa
Monitise’s presence in MEA is led from Istanbul, where the acquisition of Turkish Mobile Money innovator Pozitron Yazilim A.S. took place in February 2014.
Delivering mobile banking, payments and commerce solutions to more than 30 leading businesses in Turkey, the Middle East and beyond, Monitise’s clients in the region include Türkiye İş Bankası, the largest bank in Turkey, eBay, Turkish Airlines and BKM, the country’s national payments switch.
In 2011, the Central Bank of Nigeria granted Monitise a full Mobile Payments System Provider licence. Monitise’s vision to help people without bank accounts interact with the wider world via their mobile phones has been praised by world leaders and businesses including the World Economic Forum.