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

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mobile Banking Vendor Updates - Mar 6

Fiserv Acquires M-Com to Enhance Mobile Banking and Payments Capabilities
"Fiserv, Inc., the leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that it has acquired Mobile Commerce Ltd. (M-Com), an international mobile banking and payments provider, to enhance Fiserv's existing mobile channel capabilities. The two companies have been partners since 2008, developing and delivering Mobile Money™ from Fiserv to hundreds of financial institutions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed."

Texas banks launch mobile banking offering with First Data
"After a successful pilot period, two Texas banks have launched First Data’s Mobile Manager mobile banking service to offer customers greater flexibility and on-the-go access to their financial information. The service can be easily integrated into banks’ current online platforms, and provides an alternative to creating the mobile banking system in-house. It includes SMS, mobile Web and downloadable applications."

Mitek Systems Unveils Another New Consumer Application That Enhances Consumer Convenience in Mobile Payments
"Continuing to expand consumer options for convenience in mobile banking, Mitek Systems Inc. today rolled out another innovative application for mobile payments companies which offers consumers the most convenient way to enroll their checking accounts."

Sutherland and Tyfone Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Mobile Financial Services
"Sutherland Global Services (www.sutherlandglobal.com), a leading provider of technology-enabled Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, announced a partnership with Tyfone (www.Tyfone.com), a global provider of unified mobile secure transaction infrastructure for mobile banking, mobile identity management and mobile contactless NFC payments."

Clickatell Engages Customers with SMS; Secures Funding for Mobile Banking
"From making donations to launching alerts about local emergencies, text messaging has far exceeded its original purpose of communicating with friends. Yet, harnessing the power of SMS technologies is not always easy or affordable for small businesses that may want to communicate en masse with its constituencies. Until now. Clickatell, a South African-based online SMS mobile messaging gateway provider, has launched a US small business SMS messaging package aimed at providing an accessible way to interact with and help customers via simple text messages."

CoCoNet unveils mobile banking app for corporate customers
"The new e-banking app is available for various smart phones and tablet PCs such as Apple iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android devices. The European multi-bank communications standard EBICS allows companies to connect to all their bank accounts at the highest level of service quality and security. Besides the well established channels through fat-clients and high sophisticated internet portals like MULTIVERSA IFP International Finance Portal users of corporate customers increasingly demand for mobile capabilities."

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