PIF Continues International Expansion with Launch of New Chapter for the Middle East

Inaugural Meeting to take place in Dubai on 18 February 2013

London, 04 February 2013 – International not-for-profit trade association Prepaid International Forum (PIF) has announced plans to expand its international presence with the launch of a regional Chapter for the Middle East.…

Yalamanchili Powers Saral Money, India’s National Public and Private Sector Prepaid Banking Service for the Financially Excluded

23 January 2013. Yalamanchili’s payments platform underpins financial services provision for tens of millions

23 January 2013, Chennai, India – Global payments solutions provider, Yalamanchili, today announces that its next generation payments platform is underpinning  Saral Money, India’s  recently announced national electronic payment service created by five of the country’s major banks, Visa and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).…

PIF Publishes White Paper to Foster Understanding of Simplified Due Diligence (SDD) in Prepaid

23 November 2012. International trade association Prepaid International Forum (PIF) today announced that it has published a White Paper in response to concerns that certain types of prepaid products are facilitating financial crime and the purchase of age-restricted goods by minors.…

Global Payment Solutions Provider Yalamanchili Achieves Visa Europe Certification

15, November 2012 – Global payment solutions provider, Yalamanchili, has received Visa Europe certification, establishing the organisation as a validated service provider able to offer payment processing solutions to card issuers and programme managers operating on the Visa Europe payment scheme.…

TSYS Releases White Paper on the Convergence of Social Media and Payments in India and Southeast Asia

COLUMBUS, Ga., U.S., and MUMBAI, India, 18 Oct., 2012 — TSYS today announced the publication of a white paper, the third in its Emerging Market Perspective Series, titled ‘Convergence of Social Media and Payments in India and Southeast Asia.’ The whitepaper explores adoption levels of popular social networks across the South and Southeast Asia region and how their fast growth could influence consumer banking and retail payment preferences in the future.…

Yalamanchili Payment Processing Platform Supports EZ-Link and M1 Prepaid MasterCard

11 October 2012 -  Global payment solutions provider, Yalamanchili, today announces that its next generation payments platform has been utilised by Singaporean prepaid card giant, EZ-Link to provide the payments processing capability behind the recently launched contactless M1 Prepaid MasterCard. The card, a co-branded collaboration between EZ-Link, MasterCard Worldwide and telecommunications provider M1 Limited (M1), a leading provider of mobile, broadband and fixed communications services in Singapore, is the first prepaid product in Singapore that integrates voice (telephony), global retail, and transportation contactless payments all in one card.…

PIF Publishes White Paper to Promote Understanding of Prepaid

10 October 2012 - Prepaid International Forum (PIF) has produced a concise introduction to prepaid in its new White Paper, ‘Prepaid: Issues, Economics & Growth’. The paper forms part of PIF’s drive to promote understanding, of who issues prepaid products and how they are used, to regulators, consumer bodies and the media.…

Founder of Yalamanchili Appointed to PIF Board of Directors

27 September 2012 - Ramki Yalamanchili, Founder and Chief Executive of global payment solutions provider, Yalamanchili, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Prepaid International Forum (PIF), to support its efforts to create new opportunities in the global prepaid market and accelerate the adoption of prepaid services worldwide. …

PIF India Announces New Chairman and Executive Committee

07 September 2012 – Prepaid International Forum (PIF) today announced the appointment of Navtej Singh, Head of Direct Payment Products at HDFC Bank as Chairman of the forum’s India Chapter with immediate effect. Mr Singh succeeds Kusal Roy, Head of Cards & Personal Loans at ICICI Bank whose annual term has come to an end.…

PIF Summit 2012: Latest Speakers Announced

Prepaid International Forum (PIF) is pleased to announce the latest list of confirmed speakers for the PIF Summit 2012 which will be held at South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex on 26-27 September 2012.

Now in its sixth year the PIF Summit will bring together prepaid industry experts and pioneers to share knowledge, ideas and standards for prepaid.…