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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mobile Banking Updates - Dec 14

Monitise and ViVOtech Partner to Deliver NFC Mobile Payments
"Monitise (LSE: MONI.L), a global leader in mobile money solutions, has joined forces with leading near field communication (NFC) software developer ViVOtech, to deliver mobile phone payments services to banks across the United States.
The partnership means customers of participating banks will be able to turn their handset into a mobile wallet (linked to registered bank accounts, credit and debit cards) and purchase items using contactless payments at merchants with NFC capabilities."

Harland Financial acquires uMonitor
"Harland Financial Solutions, a provider of software and services to financial institutions, has acquired Tennessee-based uMonitor, a provider of online solutions specifically designed for financial institutions. Harland Financial said it will immediately begin integrating uMonitor's solutions into its existing core, lending, mortgage, branch automation, Internet and mobile banking offerings."

FIS Announces Innovative Mobile Financial Services iPhone App
"FIS, one of the world’s largest providers of banking and payments technology, today announced its newest mobile banking app, which allows consumers to set up mobile account management through an iPhone® using their debit card. Unlike most mobile financial apps, the entire enrollment process can be completed from start to finish through the customer’s iPhone."

Cardlytics Looks to Mobile to Expand Reach of Card-Linked Rewards
"Companies are starting to bet that consumer interest in electronically delivered offers and rewards is spilling into the mobile channel. In the most recent example of this trend, Cardlytics, an Atlanta-based firm whose technology lets consumers redeem rewards by using a bank-issued payment card, this week announced a tie-in with ClairMail Inc., a mobile-banking provider. ClairMail is “in the early stages” of working with two client banks on deploying the Cardlytics solution, says Reetika Grewal, director of partners and solutions at ClairMail."

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