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Mobile Payments Firm Up for Sale

Mobile payments and banking firm Monitise has put itself up for sale. The company, which is based in the United Kingdom, is citing changes in its business model for its third revenue warning that it has received in a year. Shares in Monitise have fallen by 20% as doubts begin to emerge concerning the company’s ability to find a buyer. The company has been experiencing some turbulence in the UK market recently, despite the growing adoption of mobile payments. Monitise made a significant change in its business model recently, moving from a licensing model to a subscription-based structure. The company provides software solutions for mobile devices, allowing its clients to support mobile transactions. Among its clients are the Royal Bank of Scotland and Banco Santander, both of which have begun showing strong interest in the emerging mobile commerce space.

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