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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mobile Banking Updates - Aug 22

BofA and Visa to test cell phone payments
"Bank of America Corp, the largest U.S. consumer bank, and Visa Inc, the world's largest payment processor, plan to begin a test program next month that lets customers use smartphones to pay for purchases in stores.

The program, to run from September through the end of the year in the New York area, is the biggest step yet by the two companies toward creating a 'digital wallet' with a host of financial capabilities built into the latest, most sophisticated mobile phones."

Challenges are mobile opportunities: GoMo News Interviews Kazi Islam of Grameenphone
"GoMo News recently had the opportunity to meet innovative and exciting movers and shakers at the MLove conference in Berlin. One of the most notable in a sea of notables was the keynote speaker, Mr. Kazi Islam, CEO of Grameenphone IT. Until recently, Grameenphone IT was an internal division of Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s largest mobile phone company, whose innovations in using mobile phones to improve the lives of Bangladeshis have won praise and awards from around the globe."

USAA Federal Savings Bank Ranked Best in Class in Mobile Banking for Second Year in a Row
"A new Javelin Strategy & Research report issued today – '2010 Mobile Banking Scorecard – Shift in Smartphone Ownership Calls for a Shift in Focus: How 19 Top Financial Institutions Compare on Mobile Channel Retail Delivery' – has rated USAA Federal Savings Bank 'Best in Class' in mobile banking for the second year in a row. USAA excels in meeting the needs of its customers – current or retired Armed Forces personnel – who, because of the nature of their profession, lead a mobile lifestyle."

ClairMail Expands International Mobile Banking Effort With New Product Capabilities
"ClairMail, Inc., the leader in mobile banking and payments solutions, today announced a new suite of international mobile banking capabilities designed to facilitate transactions across global markets and multiple currencies. The new international features include..."

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