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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

International Mobile Banking Updates - Aug 9

Barclays Mobile Banking

BNP Paribas and Orange to launch next-generation mobile bank
"BNP Paribas has formed a strategic business partnership with Orange to jointly launch a new, entirely mobile, banking service. The deal between the French banking group and mobile network operator is designed to allow the pair to share expertise in their respective areas of excellence and is believed to be the first of its type in the world."

The popularity of mobile banking in Canada continues to rise: Report
"An analysis of the Canadian online banking sector in Q1 2011 by comScore showed that there were 13.3 million online banking customers across the top Canadian financial institutions who manage checking or savings accounts online. Included in the competitive set for this analysis were the BMO Financial Group, National Bank of Canada (BNC), Canadian International Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Desjardins Group, HSBC, ING Group, President's Choice Financial, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Scotiabank and TD Bank."

Africa sprints ahead with mobile banking
"Visa’s recent $110 million purchase of South African mobile financial services infrastructure provider, Fundamo, certainly let the cat out of the bag. While most of the world might still be feeling their way around mobile banking, many African countries are making large strides forward in this space and it seems likely that this is where mobile banking models are going to evolve."

Stakeholders Discuss Mobile Banking Regulatory Framework
"Policy makers, regulators and stakeholders in the banking and telecommunications sectors have met in Accra to discuss and work towards the development and growth of an ideal regulatory regime for the new industry of Mobile Payment System (MPS).

MPS or mobile wallet is an alternative payment method, whereby instead of paying with cash, cheque or credit cards, a consumer can use a mobile phone to pay for a wide range of goods and services."

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