Report: GSMA finds mobile money customers continue to grow

Mobile money is now available in 61 percent of developing markets.

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A cashless, mobile day in London

Andrew Hull, the strategy director for Pocket App, wanted to see if he could survive without cash for 24 hours.

The challenges of ID authentication

Join Jumio, BlockScore and Mobile Payments Today in a live, global webinar March 10 that explores how financial institutions can find better ways to make the consumer signup process for online and mobile banking easier.

A conversation on all things mobile: Banking, payments, and Costanza

In his latest blog post, Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide is joined by his colleague Dan Ring for a fun Q&A about the current market.

Future of money: Cashless, cardless, paperless

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines how new technology will accelerate the evolution of the payments landscape.

A holistic mobile payments strategy goes beyond the point of sale

While Apple Pay is grabbing headlines, Shirra Frost from Fiserv believes it's important for banks to not get caught up in the hype and overlook other opportunities that strengthen the customer relationship.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on digital wallets

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.

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.

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NEWS


Bulgarian bank to launch mobile payments with MeaWallet tech

The service is based on virtual payment cards using cloud-based security and host card emulation.

More banks to offer cloud-based mobile payments with Visa

BBVA and Cuscal have already launched, while Banco do Brasil, PNC and US Bank intend to launch supported apps in the near future.

Carta Worldwide launches cloud-based payments and tokenization

Company claims its the first such service for banks and mobile wallet service providers.

G&D offers white label mobile cloud payment service for FIs

The Convego CloudPay payment service provides secure mobile transactions, Giesecke & Devrient says.

Mitek intros commercial remote deposit capture for businesses

The product allows businesses of all types to capture important invoice documents and deposit checks from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet camera.

Oberthur powers Polish bank's new HCE-enabled mobile app

Getin Bank customers at the end of the first quarter will be able install the wallet and register their Visa mobile card.

Two UK banks add Apple Touch ID

RBS and NatWest have become the first financial institutions in the region to add fingerprint sensor functionality to their mobile banking apps.

Study: Use of mobile by young customers will drive change in retail banking

A new study predicts that with the next five years mobile will become the No. 1 channel for millennials and younger consumers.

ICICI Bank digs into its Pockets for new mobile wallet in India

The bank describes Pockets as a digital bank with a mobile-first interface.

Firm intends to boost mobile financial services in Uganda

Cignifi will be working with the International Finance Corp. to help drive the adoption and growth of Airtel Uganda’s Mobile Money platform.

CO-OP relaunches mobile banking app with new features

CO-OP Mobile users now have the ability to send P2P payments and conduct remote check deposits.

Orange launches mobile money transfers for Ecobank customers

Accountholders can use their mobile phones to transfer funds at any time without needing to go to a distribution point or have physical cash.

Shazam adds speedy P2P transfer option to Bolts mobile app

Besides fraud prevention features, the app now includes a funds transfer service for accounts on the Shazam Network — and an interactive ATM locator.

Paym mobile payments service nears 2 million users in UK

Consumers have transferred more than 26 million pounds in funds since April.

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.

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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.