Nokia has partnered with YES BANK to launch a pilot of Nokia Money mobile banking in Pune.
The pilot scheme will let people transfer money to another person simply by using the person’s mobile phone number. They’ll also be able to pay utility bills and top up SIM cards. Looking ahead, there will also be the facility to pay for goods and services.
Nokia earlier did pilot study with Citibank (in Bangalore, using NFC).
The Nokia Money initiative based on Obopay’s platform is initially targeted at growth markets and designed to work in partnership with multiple network operators and banks, involving distributors and merchants in a dynamic open ecosystem to seamlessly provide the new services. YES BANK is our first partner in India to bring this service to market”
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Competing with other mobile payment services like mChek, JiGrahak?
It’s important to note that Nokia has invested $70mn in Obopay.