China UnionPay, banks unite over new mobile payment app

China UnionPay this week partnered with over 30 commercial banks and payment institutions to launch Mobile QuickPass, which the network calls the unified app for China's banking industry, according to a press release. The network said that by integrating mobile...

Samsung Pay expands to mobile banking in South Korea

Samsung plans to make Samsung Pay more versatile in South Korea with a feature that will let users initiate funds transfers at two banks, according to local reports. Customers from Shinhan and Woori banks soon will have the ability to...

New Jersey FI works with MasterCard on Cash Pick-Up service

Cross River Bank, a New Jersey-based financial institution, has launched MasterCard Cash Pick-Up. Cash Pick-Up enables banks and their disburser partners to deliver ATM cash to any vetted consumer — banked or unbanked — without the use of a card....

Study: UK consumers wary of sharing data with banks as services increase

Despite the banking industry's efforts to embrace innovation, consumers in the U.K. remain wary about sharing their data, according to a recent survey by NCR Corp. The survey of more than 1,000 U.K.

Personal finance app Yolt sees success in the U.K.

Yolt, a personal finance management app owned by ING, has reached 100,000 registered app users in less than six months of an open beta in the U.K., according to a press release. Yolt enables users to view their accounts and...

Norwegian banks mark their territory with payments

Norwegian banks are banding together to fight off global competition in the payments space, according to a report from Reuters. DNB, Eika and Sparbank 1 Gruppen will lead a group of banks that will combine their payment units to better...

TSS launches hardware encryption support for mobile wallets

Trusted Security Solutions Inc., developer of the A98 ATM key management system, now supports FIs and card issuers with hardware encryption for mobile wallet applications, according to a report from ATM Marketplace, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication. TSS provides...

London fintech startup links with Barclays to test digital receipts

Flux, a London-based fintech startup, is partnering with Barclays to test the company's digital receipt technology with some 10,000 of the bank's customers, according to multiple reports. Flux has created a software program intended to link between transaction data, captured...

Fintech startup Payrailz debuts to help small FIs with payments

Payrailz, a digital payments provider offering advanced bill payment and money transfer products to banks and credit unions, has officially launched. The Connecticut-based company wants to help financial institutions succeed by offering a smarter, faster and more engaging payment experience...

US Bank adds location service to mobile banking app

U.S. Bank has added location services to its mobile banking app, enabling Visa credit and debit card customers to use their phone's location to help verify that their mobile devices and credit or debit card are in the same location,...

Wirecard helps Orange Bank launch new mobile banking, payment product

Financial technology company Wirecard is the provider behind Orange Bank's all-in-one mobile banking and payment product, according to a press release. France-based Orange Bank will provide customers with a bank account, a debit card, overdraft protection and an interest-bearing savings...

TerraPay, Wari form pact for cross-border money transfers to mobile wallets, bank accounts

TerraPay and Wari, a global platform offering digital financial services, are partnering to strengthen the remittances ecosystem in 35 key African markets, according to a press release. The companies said the partnership is aimed at interconnecting the global money transfer...

Beem me up, Australia: Bank JV launches mobile P2P app

The Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and National Australia Bank have come together to launch a mobile payment app that will enable instant payments for all Australians, including small businesses, regardless of who they bank with, according to a press release. Beem...

Study: Online banking preferred channel in US, Canada

Online banking has become the preferred way for North American consumers to access their banking services, with two-thirds (65 percent) using online banking at least weekly, according to a new Accenture study. Based on a survey of 1,500 consumers in...

Mobile-only bank entices use with Tesla contest

A mobile-only bank that operates from Dubai is enticing users to use its app more with a contest to win a Tesla. Liv, the lifestyle digital bank by Emirates NBD, is rewarding its loyal customers with a chance to win...

BBVA touts 15M-plus mobile banking users

BBVA announced Monday it now has more than 15 million active mobile banking users. BBVA said the number of customers using mobile as their preferred way to access the bank's services has grown by more than 40 percent in the...

Polish bank enables ticket purchasing via mobile banking app

Poland-based Bank Zachodni WBK, which is owned by the Santander Group, has launched a new feature within its mobile banking app that enables users to purchase tickets to cultural events across the country. Bank Zachodni is working with a fintech...

NCR partners with Maine FI to improve Alexa voice banking

NCR Corp. has partnered with Maine-based Town & Country Federal Credit Union to create a new skill for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices that enables consumers to securely link and manage their personal bank account information through the device, according to a...

Study: Mobile banking helps consumers become more financially aware

The average consumer uses mobile banking an average of seven days per month (more than 10 days per month for millennials), according to Citibank's first mobile banking study. Eighty eight percent of consumers are mobile banking at home — on...

Access Softek adds Ondot Systems' mobile banking card control tool

Ondot Systems, a provider of mobile-based card services platforms, has integrated its solution with Access Softek to deliver a unified mobile banking and card control experience to financial institutions. According to a press release, the combined platform provides users with...

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