Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on digital wallets

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It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in January, and what we can learn from them.

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Apple killed the mobile wallet? No, not in the least

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, believes there can and will be many viable secure and exciting wallets on operating systems and hardware stacks that remain open such as Android.

Omnichannel banking: A consumer-first, not bank-first, experience

Fırat İşbecer, Monitise SVP of sales and operations, examines some ways banks can build a successful omnichannel strategy and how mobile can influence it.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in December, and what we can learn from them.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

Payfone to work with major banks on mobile banking authentication

The company's new service relies on the same security standards mobile network operators use to identify their customers.

Mobile is no longer an alternative channel for banks

The rise of mobile has huge implications for how we manage our money. For banks to remain competitive, it’s essential for them to adopt a mobile-first strategy centered on the consumer experience, writes Monitise SVP of Sales & Operations Fırat İşbecer.

New guide offers a comprehensive view of ATM and mobile integration

The free downloadable publication includes 53 pages of survey results, case studies and interviews with innovators in the areas of ATM and mobile channel integration and branch reinvention.

Five trends in mobile payments worldwide in 2014

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines the key areas in the market as the year enters the final quarter.

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NEWS


Silver surfers ride the waves of mobile banking in the UK

Nearly 2.3 million consumers between 70 and 100-plus years old are now using Internet banking, according to new industry figures compiled by the British Bankers Association.

Customers Bank launches mobile-only FI with network of 55K free ATMs

The mobile FI is focused especially on serving demographic groups that include millennials, Gen X-ers, and tech-savvy baby boomers.

USAA adds biometric recognition to mobile banking app

All stateside members will soon have the option to use their voice or face to quickly and securely access their account information, the FI says.

Turkish PSP intros cloud-based mobile payments for banks

The company said it plans to enable all Turkish banks with HCE capabilities by the end of 2015.

Monitise to offer mobile money services for MoneyPass network

Features include core mobile banking services such as balance checks and transfers, as well as more advanced services such as mobile check deposit and cardholder-managed security controls.

Polish banks confirm plans to launch HCE mobile payments

The FIs will use Visa's cloud-based payment specifications for their apps.

Wintrust intros cardless ATM transactions on wide scale

Customers of the Chicagoland FI will be able to prestage cash withdrawals using the Wintrust app on their smart phone.

Golden Pacific Bank teams with Digital Insight to offer mobile RDC

RDC allows Golden Pacific customers to deposit checks using the FI's mobile banking app and the camera in their mobile device.

Royal Bank of Canada adds HCE to mobile banking app

Bank said it is the first North American financial institution to develop an HCE payment product.

State Bank of India to provide mobile financial services to underserved

Government's goal is to provide banking products to 75 million households.

Arizona bank adds P2P payments through clearXchange network

FirstBank Holding Company is the fourth member of the network, and the first regional FI to offer the service.

Virgin Money signs strategic partnership with Monitise

Seven-year agreement will see companies develop digital banking services and consumer mobile products.

The paper check: One step closer to extinction?

VerifyValid Mobile Checkbook lets businesses and consumers write, approve, sign, receive and deposit checks directly from their Android-based mobile device.

HSBC enables businesses to use Paym

Some 600,000 business accountholders now have the ability to sign up and use the service to receive payments from their customers.

GSMA spills details about Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Conference will focus on how mobile technology is revolutionizing and enhancing every aspect of individuals' lives.

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Mobile financial services are becoming indispensible to the underbanked. In addition to payments, this research center covers other mobile banking services such as balance checks, account transactions, credit applications, funds transfer, ACH, check imaging, remote capture deposit and ATMs.