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Nearex Launches Xip, a Micropayment Cash Alternative for Day-to-Day Transactions


This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2014.

All the way from Singapore, here is the team from Nearex, demoing the Xip Micropayment System:

“The Xip Micropayment System harnesses the widespread presence of mobile phones and rising use of mobile money to create an affordable, simple-to-use cash alternative for all kinds of day-to-day payments.
At the core of the solution is XipPOS for merchants, a low cost credit card size Mobile POS that has its own GSM radio core. It is highly portable, ruggedized, and uses NFC for contactless transactions. The consumers are given XipTAG, a personalized NFC card or sticker connected to their Mobile Money account. Payments are made by simply tapping XipTAG on the Xip POS. The existing mobile phone of the consumer is used as the acknowledgement interface. A cloud-based mediation server facilitates easy scaling and highly secured integration of Xip within a wide range of mobile money and banking environments.
XipPOS can be used individually by small merchants or easily integrated to meet the sophisticated demands of multi-outlet, multi-till retail establishments.”

Presenting: Mayank Sharma (CEO) and Arun Tanksali (CTO)

Product Launch: April 2014
Metrics: $1 million raised to date
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms

HQ: Singapore
Founded: December 2012