Standard Chartered launches mobile wallet in Vietnam

Straight2Bank Wallet enables corporations, governments and development organizations to transact with both banked and unbanked individuals.

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Mobile ATM access on the rise

Three-and-a-half years after its introduction, it looks as though mobile cash access at ATMs might finally be 'off and running.'

Banks seek to capitalize on mobile customers

Mobile banking is on the rise, but how do financial institutions connect with consumers on a smaller screen?

Banking's digital future: Becoming more relevant to millennials

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about what changes financial institutions need to make to reach younger consumers.

Cards and payments: Renew the old, ring in the new

A new industry survey seeks to understand the priorities, challenges and benefits that payments organizations will encounter as they undertake a "new and renew" transformation in payments.

Fintech 2.0 needed between startups and banks

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about his recent attendance at the MoneyConf in Belfast.

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

One long-time industry supporter is exploring the formation of a group that would help promote the benefits of direct carrier billing and mobile money services worldwide.

Past is prologue: Maximizing future ignition of mobile money

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about what the industry can do to help strengthen this sector.

2015: The year of HCE?

For all the talk about third-party mobile payment providers in recent weeks, financial institutions can still have a place in the conversation going forward.

Out of Africa: AML compliance for mobile payments

John A. Cassara, a former U.S. intelligence officer, shares his experiences from his time in Lesotho.

Why financial institutions need to embrace mobile commerce

By not providing a mobile point of sale application to their merchant customers, banks lose out on valuable revenues from a rapidly growing market.

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Report: NFC-based mobile payments gain ground in Germany

Increases in mobile penetration and the availability of the availability of 3G and 4G connectivity are supposedly driving growth.

Capital Prepaid Services adds mobile RDC to Visa prepaid card

Using a smartphone, BlazePays cardholders can take a picture of a check and, if the check is approved, load the funds to their card in minutes for a fee of 1 percent or 4 percent of the check value, with a minimum of $5.

New API lets CUs quickly add online, mobile features

The program will allow CUs to integrate the new mobile and online features directly into their existing mobile and virtual channels.

Cachet inks deal for prepaid mobile partnership

Sole Financial's Visa Paycard program will now feature a mobile app that cardholders can use to pay their wireless bill, transfer funds and reload money.

Minnesota CU dials up advanced capabilities for mobile members

Northwoods Credit Union teamed up with Digital Insight to offer members a better banking experience on their smartphones and tablets.

Charitable donations now available through Popmoney

United Way, the largest privately supported nonprofit in the world, is one of the first national charities accepting donations through the service.

Study: As smartphone use increases, so does mobile banking

Bank of America's Trends in Consumer Mobility Report examines Americans' smartphone habits.

UK to get its first branchless bank

Atom Bank will not have its own ATMs, but said it will provide access to cash through ATM networks in the U.K. and Europe.

Prairie Cloudware raises funds to advance digital payments

Company's plan is to enable financial institutions to provide secure digital payments no matter what device or mobile wallet the consumer selects.

Report: Africa leads the way for mobile money services

Several African mobile operators — such as Vodacom Tanzania and MTN Uganda — are now generating more than 10 percent of their revenues from mobile money.

Australia's Commonwealth Bank launches tablet-only banking app

The app features a refreshed visual display intended to give customers a better view of their finances.

Study: Most US consumers favor bio ID to prevent financial fraud

One in four US consumers would even be willing share their DNA with their bank to secure financial and personal information, a new report reveals.

Banks officially launch clearXchange real-time payments

Bank of America, Captial One, JPMorgan, US Bank and Wells Fargo own the network and will bring bank-to-bank payments to more than 100 million account holders.

GlobalPlatform updates security protocol

'GlobalPlatform Secure Channel Protocol 11' addresses the increasing number of use cases, such as mobile banking, where applications utilize both the SE and TEE to protect a secure service.

Vocalink hopes to Zapp Apple Pay

Zapp is intended to provide real-time payments between consumers and merchants — both online and at the point of sale.

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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.