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Monday, May 9, 2011

Mobile Banking Updates - May 9

BankAtlantic Launches New On Demand SMS Text Message Banking
"BankAtlantic, Florida’s Most Convenient Bank, announced today the launch of its newest functionality in On Demand SMS Text Message Banking powered by Intuit Financial Services.

BankAtlantic’s free* Text Message Banking service combines a secure banking medium and the ease of sending and receiving a text message. Customers enjoy the convenience of checking account balances, viewing latest transactions, receiving low balance alerts, and making fund transfers to their primary account, using text messages from anywhere, at any time."

Entrust Introduces Advanced SDK, Enables Banks to Embed Transparent Strong Authentication into New or Existing Mobile Applications
"To improve the speed and efficiency in which financial institutions develop and provide customers secure, trusted mobile banking applications, Entrust, Inc., announces the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) for today's popular mobile platforms, including Apple, Google Android, RIM BlackBerry and Java. This easy-to-use security toolkit helps banks transparently embed Entrust's strong authentication technology into an organization's new or existing mobile-banking application."

TD introduces next wave of mobile convenience

"As part of its ongoing commitment to providing comfortable and convenient customer experiences, TD Bank Group today announced an enhanced and expanded version of its popular mobile app. With more than one million North American downloads - the most of any Canadian bank - the latest version of the TD mobile app now offers several features unique to any Canadian mobile banking and investing app."

Bank of America Windows Phone 7 mobile banking app now available
"Bank of America has launched its own Windows Phone 7 mobile banking application. The application, available immediately, allows Bank of America users to manage their banking accounts straight from Windows Phone 7. Here’s the top features:"

Mybarclaycard now on mobile
"This quarter Barclaycard joined the mobile banking bandwagon and launched a new mobile service for its existing Internet Banking customers. The service can be accessed on most web enabled phones using the Barclaycard Online Banking login details and has been developed to compliment Barclaycards existing online services platform."

Chase Mobile iPad App Updated With QuickDeposit
"Chase released a new update of its Chase Mobile iPad application that sports an optimized interface to take advantage of the tablet’s larger screen real estate."

Bank of Internet USA Launches Enhanced Mobile Banking Experience for Customers
"Bank of Internet USA (NASDAQ: BOFI) announced today an enhanced mobile banking experience for its customers. Bank of Internet's Mobile Banking enhancements allow customers access to their accounts through their mobile phone via two options: Text Message Banking and Mobile Web."

BB&T introduces free Android app
"BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) announced today it has launched a free Android application for both smartphone and tablet users. BB&T is one of only a few U.S. banks to offer a comprehensive mobile banking consumer and small business product suite – mobile Web, text banking, and mobile applications – for a wide range of mobile devices. The app is now available for download on the Android Marketplace. BlackBerry and iPhone apps were released in 2010."

Tyfone offers m-banking service (US)
"Tyfone has introduced its mobile banking service. The service leverages Tyfone’s u4ia mobile financial services platform that enables contactless payments via NFC technology.

Tyfone’s mobile banking service is delivered to banking customers via mobile applications, mobile websites or text messaging. The tool aims to provide users with several features, such as checking balance, account history review, fund transfers, branch and ATM location lookup and bill pay."

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