Gemalto to secure BancNet's mobile services

Gemalto's Ezio Authentication Server and Mobile token will enable BancNet customers to pay their bills, check account balance, and transfer funds from their accounts with any member bank, using their computers and mobile devices.

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MasterCard Send debuts as faster alternative to ACH payments

The service is being touted as the first of its kind to enable businesses, merchants, governments, nonprofits and issuers to transfer funds to consumers' checking accounts via any U.S. debit card, including non-MasterCard debit cards.

ATM and mobile: A perfect match

Mobile devices are becoming ATM-access tools, able to offer many of the display and keyboard functions currently available on the self-service device.

Top 3 benefits of mobile payments in Africa

Eran Feinstein, founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited, discusses the opportunities and challenges for mobile payments on the continent.

Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments

Just before Apple Pay rumors began to circulate, the country's finance minister extended the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry to mobile payments.

The rise of HCE-based mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with a Sequent Software executive to discuss some issues regarding how HCE affects the mobile-payments industry going forward.

Banking's attempt at disruption with mobile card services

FIs are learning that taking a value-added approach to the mobile channel can help dial up customer engagement and stickiness.

Lessons from the journey toward digital money

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines how some countries are marching towards a world where cash is obsolete.

Social media as ID verification

Veridu, a London-based ID verification company, believes a consumer's social media profiles can serve as an effective way to calculate risk.

How to attract accounts (and keep them) with mobile card services

In a mobile banking world, the place to be is top-of-wallet. A March 26 webinar will share insights on how to get there — and stay there.

Improving customer onboarding and sign-ups

Jumio, BlockScore, and Mobile Payments Today hosted a recent webinar about what financial institutions can do to make remote account opening an easier process.

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Korean mobile payments company chooses Intercede for app security

Interpay said in an announcement its TZ OTP application uses two-factor authentication and signing to secure m-commerce and banking transactions.

Accenture, Moven form pact to develop digital banking products

The companies say they plan to work on next-gen account opening, biometric authentication, real-time marketing and an improved experience for Moven customers.

Mobile financial services grow in Latin America and the Caribbean

The GSMA said in a report that the two regions boast a total of 37 mobile money services accounting for approximately 14.9 million registered users across 19 countries.

Stratos upgrades digital card issuance strategy

The platform will enable card issuers to instantly fulfill digital cards, analyze real-time cardholder behavior and increase loyalty and engagement.

India's Axis Bank enables mobile transfers to social media contacts

A new mobile app called Ping Pay will enable accountholders to send funds and mobile minute top-ups to contacts on social and messaging channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

Xoom brings mobile money transfers to Sri Lanka

Xoom has partnered with Sampath Bank, one of the largest banks in Sri Lanka, to offer instant deposits to Sampath Bank accounts in Sri Lanka.

First Bankcard intros new mobile app features

The additions are meant to offer credit card customers quicker access to their accounts.

Infosys launches teenage-friendly mobile banking product

The company calls it a first-of-its-kind mobile-based banking product for young people.

Digital Insight FIs to get Apple Touch ID for mobile banking apps

Apple's biometric feature will be generally available later this year to Digital Insight financial institution customers.

Wallaby brings PFM app to Apple Watch

The new app will enable Apple Watch users to optimize credit card rewards for each purchase with a simple tap of the wrist.

Study: improved security is key to success for mobile banking

The 'Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments Survey' looks at how FIs are offering mobile banking services, how customers are using them, and the results so far.

Global report shows big strides in reducing numbers of unbanked

China saw the greatest increase with 15 percent of adults brought into the banking system; South and East Asia and the Pacific followed, with 14 percent apiece.

Apple Pay poised to debut in Canada

Apple is reportedly is negotiations with Canada's major financial institutions to launch Apple Pay in the country later this year.

Community FIs counting down the hours to Apple Watch launch

Maluzai Software is working with eight community FIs to offer its SmartwearApps to mobile banking customers who plan to strap on an Apple Watch when it becomes available on the 24th.

Digital Insight brings mobile banking to Android Wear smartwatch

Wright-Patt Credit Union members who own an Android Wear watch can now check account balances with a flick of the wrist.

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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.