Fonix announces half year report

Fonix, the mobile payment and messaging specialist, which was admitted to AIM on London’s Stock Exchange in October 2020, is pleased to release its half year results.

Fonix’s CEO, Rob Weisz stated, “We’re really excited about publishing our interim report which highlights the great start we have had to life as a publicly listed company”

The company was established in 2006 and has embraced the growing needs of the mobile payments and messaging landscape. Fonix will continue to focus on providing high quality products and supporting clients across its core operating sectors including media, broadcast, charity and gaming.

Rob Weisz added, “We’re really proud to be working with many high-profile brands such as ITV, Global, Bauer Media and BBC Children in Need and we look forward to expanding on this and driving the business forward in 2021.”

View Fonix’s full Interim Report here.

New Board members announced

Throughout February we were accepting nominations from members to join the aimm Board.

We had 6 positions available and received 4 nominations from candidates so there is no need to go to a vote. This means we are able to announce our new Board members to you now.

  • Naomi  Hone – EE
  • Ana-Rosa Broster – Telefonica

We are also pleased that two members of the existing Board decided to re-stand and will continue to serve on the Board:

  • Rob Weisz – Fonix 
  • Alan Partington – Telecom2

You can learn more about our new Board members from the Candidate Information sheet.

Please join us in congratulating them, and we look forward to working with them, when they officially start their new roles on the 1st April. They will now hold their seats on the Board for the next two years.

 

 

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Fonix announces intention to float on AIM

Fonix Mobile plc (“Fonix”), the UK focused mobile payments and messaging company enabling businesses to charge users’ mobile bills and send users SMSs via their Carrier today announces that it has undertaken a secondary placing and sought admission of its entire issued ordinary share capital to trading on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s growth market.

Founded in 2006, Fonix allows mobile network operators to provide additional services in the form of Carrier Billing, SMS Billing, Messaging and Voice Shortcodes. Fonix has over 100 Clients including ITV, Bauer Media, BT, Global and BBC Children in Need across a range of multi-billion pound sectors such as media, gaming, charity, ticketing and digital services.  

The company will be admitted to trading on AIM at 8.00am on Monday 12th October 2020.

Rob Weisz, Chief Executive of Fonix Mobile plc commented:

“We are delighted to announce the proposed Admission to AIM of Fonix. Admission to AIM will help raise the profile of the Company as we look to deliver on our growth ambitions.

We continue to deliver on our growth strategy by supporting our clients to drive transactions that occur on the platform and expanding on the content and services provided from both existing and new Clients.

We would like to thank our existing shareholders for their ongoing support and welcome our new shareholders at this exciting time for the Company

We would also like to thank all of our staff and partners who have supported the business over the last few years. This is a really exciting step for the business which will further our ability to provide high quality products and support to our partners.”

Alchimie’sTVPlayer switches on direct carrier billing with Fonix

Fonix, the mobile payments and messaging specialist, announced its partnership with Alchimie’s UK based OTT service, TVPlayer today.

TVPlayer offers a monthly premium subscription service with access to live television channel streams, catchup and on demand. As part of this partnership Fonix has introduced carrier billing specifically for premium TVPlayer subscribers who join through social media channels.

Fonix’s carrier billing solution is being used on the service to seamlessly charge the monthly subscription straight to the consumers’ mobile phone bill, without the need to enter credit card details.

Stephen George, Commercial Director, Fonix, said: “We are very happy to help TVPlayer grow and monetise their user base. Providing consumers with a carrier billing payment experience to access content is proving to be an essential part of the payment mix for OTT providers, which is why Fonix and TVPlayer are such natural partners.”

Kieran Knight, Commercial Director, TVPlayer, added: “The Fonix service provides an additional fast and easy payment option enabling our viewers to purchase a subscription with just a couple of taps, and allowing TVPlayer’s premium customers to watch their TV shows, on demand, and offline, without interruption from ads.”

The Big Night In Appeal raised more than £10.3m via mobile donations

Fonix has announced today that more than £10.3m has been processed in mobile donations for The Big Night In Appeal.

The three-hour show took place on 23rd April and saw BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief join forces for the first time. The £10.3m processed through text donations helped contribute to the £27.3m raised on the night of the Appeal. Funds raised will be split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief and will go on to support vital local charities and projects in the UK who are providing essential help to those most in need.

The show promoted text-to-donate, allowing donors to donate via text at a range of price points: £5, £10, £20 and £30. Three competitions were also promoted on the night including the David Walliams prize draw, Little Mix prize draw and a chance to win a Morgan car. The Morgan prize draw was the top competition for the night and was sourced by Fonix.

Donations for the competitions were charged to the entrants mobile phone bill. Using Fonix’s delayed donation technology entrants had the choice to opt-out without being charged within 60 minutes of entering.

Clare Charles, Director of Media and Charity at Fonix, said: “It’s been such an honor to work with Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need for this great cause. It’s also amazing to see the impact of running competitions – the money donated was rather astonishing!”

Kerry Howard, Head of Operations Appeal for BBC Children in Need, said: We’re so thankful to Fonix for enabling mobile donations so quickly and to the generous public whose donations will go on to make such a difference. A huge amount of money has been raised to help projects around the country that are doing vital work to support people throughout the pandemic.”

Jules Thorne, Campaign Co-director at Comic Relief, said: “Thanks to Fonix’s support and the enormous generosity of the public, both our charities will now make sure that this desperately needed funding supports vulnerable people, as quickly and efficiently as possible.”