"Brandon McGee, Industry Insider, Mobile Banking Guru...He is not only the real deal, a genuine industry insider, but also knows exactly what's on the minds of financial service pros as they contemplate the various mobile options." - Jim Bruene, Publisher & Founder, Online Financial Innovations

"Going Mobile. Local executive carves niche as national expert on fast-growing banking-industry technology trend" - Scott Olson, Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ)

"Brandon McGee, the industry's unofficial ambassador for mobile banking" 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mobile Banking Updates - Jun 27

Delta Community Credit Union - Mobile Banking
"We're excited to introduce our Mobile Banking service. You'll now enjoy safe and convenient account access directly from your mobile phone. Like our Online Banking service, Mobile Banking is free* and available to all credit union members. Whether you're traveling, out and about running errands, at work or at home, Mobile Banking can be used at anytime from just about anywhere."

Wells Fargo’s new mobile-focused online site
"Our new RA Aleia sent over a quick summary of Well’s new online marketing for their mobile capabilities. Because this included mention of their new Palm Pre app it even includes features for contrarians (according to Wired magazine) like yours truly (there are just 5% of us special people, you know). Seriously, what follows is an informal and brief preview of in-depth analysis we’re about to begin for our upcoming mobile banking scorecard (comparison of bank and CU mobile offerings), which will build on our newest report that compares vendor’s mobile banking offerings."

US lags in mobile commerce despite strong consumer demand: Sybase
"The United States is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to mobile usage, including mobile commerce, according to a study by mobile messaging and mobile commerce services provider Sybase 365.

Looking at modern mobile services, the U.S. finished near the bottom of the pack for ability to access information, use of mobile commerce, and use of mobile communications, with an average of 12.9 percent of U.S. respondents making use of today’s services, just edging out Canada (11.9 percent of users) and Australia (12.1 percent of users). By contrast, mobile users in China are almost four times as likely to make use of the same services (49.2 percent), pointing to a highly mobilized culture."

Barclays adds enhancements to its mobile banking service
"To celebrate the first anniversary of Barclays.mobi service, Barclays provides a series of further enhancements to its UKs mobile phone banking service. The service is said to attract more than four million hits a month.

The updated service now includes:
* Currency conversion calculator as the summer holiday season kicks off
* 'At a glance' balance screen has been updated for easier customer views
* Introduced 'tappable' bars to support finger friendly principles for mobile phones
* Bookmarks feature - customers can save the mobi link to support access and navigation; IPhone users can also save the link as a Barclays icon 'lozenge'
* Introduced a mobile business site specifically for business customers."

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