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Mobile Commerce: A Boon for Banks

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April 8, 2014
Mobile Commerce: A Boon for Banks

Lisa Stanton, President of Americas for Monitise, recently wrote a byline article for Bank Systems & Technology. Below is an excerpt: Banks can improve customer engagement and loyalty by adding shopping and commerce capabilities to their mobile offerings. The last time you checked your bank balance, where did you do it? If you’re like...
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Banks Have a Huge Incentive Right Now to Innovate on Mobile

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April 7, 2014
Banks Have a Huge Incentive Right Now to Innovate on Mobile

Business Insider recently published an article entitled “Banks Have a Huge Incentive Right Now to Innovate on Mobile”, which notes that: Sixteen per cent of U.S. households paid their bills last December using their mobile phone, up from 6% who paid their bill via mobile phone in 2011. The trend was more pronounced among...
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Glacial Development Impeding Mobile Banking Ambitions

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April 4, 2014
Glacial Development Impeding Mobile Banking Ambitions

According to research by Finextra, a dearth of in-house resources is severely impeding mobile banking app development times, with over two-thirds of financial institutions (FIs) taking anywhere from six months to over a year to release a new app to the market. The survey of 104 senior banking executives from 74 different financial groups...
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Mobile Money Industry Insights – April 3, 2014

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April 3, 2014
Mobile Money Industry Insights – April 3, 2014

News and insights from the Mobile Money industry, by Monitise Senior Vice President, Industry & Investor Relations, Andrew Griffin. ANALYST REPORTS eMarketer on UK Time Spent with Media:  A recent eMarketer webinar on UK media consumption is full of interesting statistics. For instance, time spent with television sets and online at home is flat,...
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Fed Survey: Mobile Banking, Payments and Commerce on the Rise

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April 2, 2014
Fed Survey: Mobile Banking, Payments and Commerce on the Rise

According to a recent Federal Reserve Board report, more people are using their mobile phones in order to access their bank accounts, credit card accounts and other financial information. The Fed said that 33 percent of all mobile phone users and 51 percent of all smartphone users engaged in mobile banking in 2013 –...
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Why Host Card Emulation (HCE) Could be Great News for Banks

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April 1, 2014
Why Host Card Emulation (HCE) Could be Great News for Banks

Visa and MasterCard have announced support for a new technology standard which could make it easier for banks to launch contactless mobile payments. Host Card Emulation (HCE) could also remove some of the barriers for NFC adoption, opening up the market to larger numbers of NFC-enabled handsets. So what is HCE and why do...
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Leverage Advanced Alerting to Deepen Customer Relationships & Generate Revenue

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March 31, 2014
Leverage Advanced Alerting to Deepen Customer Relationships & Generate Revenue

Mobile alerts offer financial institutions (FIs) a golden opportunity to connect with customers. However, to be effective, they need to support deeper relationships — which opens the door to new business opportunities. Discover how to engage your customers with conversational alerts that are relevant and proactive. In a live webinar from Monitise and Forrester...
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Mobile Money Industry Insights – March 28, 2014

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March 28, 2014
Mobile Money Industry Insights – March 28, 2014

News and insights from the Mobile Money industry, by Monitise Senior Vice President, Industry & Investor Relations, Andrew Griffin. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY Smart Labels:  Oslo-based firm Thinfilm pioneered a high-tech version of the barcode by essentially printing cheap semiconductors. One 20-bit label can store over 1 million combinations, which easily allows storage of information such...
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The Wearable Tech Explosion

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March 25, 2014
The Wearable Tech Explosion

With 200 billion smart device connections on the way – how can banks capitalize? According to Intel, the number of smart devices that talk to each other over Wi-Fi is expected to swell to 200 billion by 2020. Even today you only have to look around any commuter train to understand the ubiquity of...
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Mobile is Now Mainstream and Increasingly Impacting Bank Switching

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March 24, 2014
Mobile is Now Mainstream and Increasingly Impacting Bank Switching

In another example of how U.S. consumers’ acceptance of mobile banking continues to grow, a recent AlixPartners study shows that 60 percent of smartphone or tablet owners who switched primary banks reported mobile banking capabilities as “important” or “extremely important” in their decision to switch. That’s up dramatically from 48 percent in a similar...
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