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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BAI Mobile Banking Announcements - Nov 4

ClairMail Signs Development and Deployment Agreement to Integrate Visa Mobile Services Into Its Mobile Banking Platform
"ClairMail, Inc., a leader in mobile banking and payment solutions, today announced that it has signed a development and deployment agreement with Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), the world's largest retail electronic payments network, that allows ClairMail to integrate Visa mobile services into the mobile banking and payments infrastructure that ClairMail provides to leading financial institutions.

ClairMail bank customers who are also Visa clients can take immediate advantage of Visa's mobile services by adding them to an existing mobile banking deployment and creating a more comprehensive mobile banking offering. Visa mobile services include applications that support mobile payments, tailored merchant offers, and near-real time transaction alerts and notifications."

Mobile Money Ventures to Help Digital Insight Deliver Next Generation Mobile Solutions
"Mobile Money Ventures (MMV), a leading global solutions provider of the next
generation of mobile financial services, announced today it is teaming up with
Digital Insight, the financial institutions division of Intuit Inc., to make
next generation mobile solutions more broadly available to financial
institutions. The agreement was announced today at the BAI Retail Delivery
conference in Boston.

'In today`s strained economy, Americans are looking to their bank or credit
union for help managing their finances,' said Albert Ko, senior vice president
of online financial management at Digital Insight. 'Working with MMV expands our
mobile capabilities to help financial institutions put more information in the
hands of end users, no matter where they are.'"

FIS Integrates PayPal for Global Person-to-Person Payments
"FIS has announced that it is integrating PayPal's person-to-person (P2P) payment system into the FIS online bill payment application for financial institutions. FIS says that 'by integrating paperless P2P functionality into its online bill payment application, FIS empowers banks and credit unions to simultaneously solve for a real consumer need and drive increased transaction activity at the online channel.

'Adding electronic person-to-person payments to our bill pay solution is the intersection of financial institutions` cost cutting objectives and consumers` desire to centralize their paperless transactions with their trusted bank or credit union,' said Frank D`Angelo, executive vice president, FIS Payment Solutions Group."

Fiserv Plans New Person-to-Person Payment Service
"Fiserv has announced plans for a new personal payments service that it says 'will enable individuals to quickly and easily send or receive money person-to-person using their existing online banking relationship. The service will be made available to the more than 3,100 financial institutions in the Fiserv online payment network, linking users with their friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.'

'Consumers are showing an increasing preference for managing their finances online, and it is natural for them to turn to their trusted financial institution for any payment service, whether it is a bill payment or a personal payment,' said Erich Litch, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Services, Fiserv. 'The personal payments service from Fiserv enables banks and credit unions to deliver an innovative online financial management tool, providing users with the convenient capability to pay anyone and deepening their relationship with the institution.'"

CU*Answers and Firethorn to Deliver Mobile Banking Services
"Firethorn Holdings, LLC, a Qualcomm company (Nasdaq: QCOM), and CU*Answers today announced that the credit union service organization has selected Firethorn's Mobile Banking application and SMS service for its more than 165 credit unions. CU*Answers represents more than 1.5 million members with more than $10 billion in credit union assets."

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