BlackBerry is piloting a P2P mobile payments service
BlackBerry is piloting a person-to-person mobile payments service within its BBM instant messaging system in Indonesia. The BBM Money commercial pilot will let users access an account from their smartphone and make real-time payments from within the messenger app to their contacts who are also signed up to the service.
Customers will also be able to buy mobile airtime credit and transfer money to bank accounts. The service has been developed by BlackBerry with local financial institution PermataBank and AGIT Monitise Indonesia, part of global mobile banking service provider Monitise.