"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" 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mobile Banking Updates - July 21

PNC to Launch Virtual Wallet Android App by October
"In a post to PNC's 'Inside the Wallet' blog, which is visible from within a Virtual Wallet online banking session, PNC's Michael Ley said that "our plan for the new app is to have all the key features you have read about in the iPhone app," including mobile check deposit, a feature the iPhone app received in April.

PNC's existing Android app for its mainstream checking customers has been criticized in reviews on the Android Market for lacking features such as mobile check deposit. One reviewer said an Android app for PNC's Virtual Wallet account, which is targeted to online-centric users, is 'sorely needed.'"

Banks Scrambling To Meet Customers' Demands For More Mobile Banking
"Consumers who are using their smartphones to check the balances of their savings accounts or checking account or using a mobile web browser to check current mortgage rates may soon be able to conduct an even wider range of banking activities on their mobile devices.

A recent study by Luth Research found that 19 percent of all cell phone users are using their phones to bank--whether it's to check activity on their money market account or to compare refinance rates. That number is expected to grow to 22 percent in the next year, and banks will be responding by rolling out new Web-based options and mobile banking applications. The Luth study said mobile Web-browser banking will grow from 11 percent to 14 percent and banking via apps will grow from 5.5 percent to 8.5 percent."

Mobile Banking from Nationwide Bank®
"Your Nationwide Bank account is just a tap on your phone or a text message away. Mobile Banking gives you three ways to access your funds – by SMS/text, mobile web browser and mobile app. It’s an easy – and secure – way for you to stay connected to your checking, savings, money market and CD accounts."

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