Digital Wallet Startup Coins.Ph, WU Partnership

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The digital wallet startup Coins.Ph, recently partnered with Western Union to provide its users with the ability to receive money directly through WU.

Users of the Coins.Ph e-wallet can now conveniently receive the money sent through Western Union. All they have to do is enter their transaction tracking number into the app and their money will immediately be transferred into their app wallet. is a Philippines based digital wallet startup that has become quite popular in the country. A large number of the Philippines’ population live and work abroad as Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs. They regularly send money back home to their families for everyday use and expenses. Sending money through WU is a common practice and using a mobile wallet will be more convenient for the recipients.

With this latest partnership, the app will only continue to gain more users. Read the complete announcement here: Wallet Holders to Receive Western Union Money Transfers

Mobile Payment App Launched by Kroger

Kroger, a super market based in Cincinnati launched a mobile payment app. This app not only eases the checkout process, but also combines the loyalty card information.

After the users enter their PIN number or login via their bio metric information, they will be able to use a QR code to complete their purchase.

Speaking at the launch of the mobile payment app, the CEO of the company’s personal finance and corporate strategy integration head stated:

Kroger is redefining the customer experience by creating innovative ways to pay at our stores and online

Gary Millerchip, CEO of Kroger Personal Finance and Corporate Strategy Integration lLad

The company has also introduced Kroger Rewards debit card which connects to shoppers’ bank account directly. Read more here.

Mobile Payments the largest in Kenya, says World Bank

Mobile Banking has been a solution for the unbanked population. Global Findex estimates 1.1 million unbanked people in the world own a mobile phone. Not only does owning a mobile phone give them access to banking, but also provides them with a medium to send and receive payments.

Sub Sahara Africa is known as the hub for mobile money services, mobile banking and mobile payments. With 140 mobile money services in the region, Sub Sahara Africa has more than half of the worldwide mobile money services, cites a GSMA report.

According to World Bank, 68% of adults in Kenya use their cellphone for making mobile payments. This is the highest in the Sub Sahara African region.

Read more about the region’s mobile payments here: Kenyans are region’s biggest users of cellphones for money transactions