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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mobile Banking Updates - Aug 4

Mitek enabling camera phone image input across dozens of mobile apps
"Mitek Systems’ mobile imaging service has become a big hit with the banks and their customers, allowing a depositor to snap a picture of a check with a camera phone and upload their deposit over the mobile Internet. But Mitek has bigger ambitions for its document image processing platform.

Today, Mitek announced that it was expanding from its mobile banking niche into the cloud, creating a developer program and set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that will allow any developer to build photo document processing into their apps. Mitek believes that the software has huge potential in a myriad of consumer and enterprise markets, handling everything from business card scanning and receipt tracking for business expenses to processing handwritten prescription at online pharmacies and invoicing claims from insurance field agents."

BankAtlantic introduces new app for Android phones
"BankAtlantic has introduced its mobile banking application, or app, for Android platform phones, powered by Intuit Financial Services. According to the company, the application will offer Android phone customers the same mobile banking medium as iPhone users with a suite of seamless features including: View account balances; View recent transactions and transaction history; Transfer funds between accounts; Get GPS guidance to locate the BankAtlantic branch or A location nearest you."

ANZ releases new version of goMoney
"Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has released new version of its iPhone mobile banking app goMoney. According to ANZ the new app version has been updated with BPAY functionality and enhanced features for people who are blind or have low vision. The new version of ANZ goMoney can be downloaded via the App Store."

Leading Mobile Banking Provider Clairmail® Selects Jigsaw Data Cloud to Drive Mobile Banking Success
"Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced that Clairmail has deployed the Jigsaw Data Cloud to accelerate its fast-growing mobile banking operations. Clairmail is the leading provider of mobile solutions for banking, with one-third of the top 50 banks in North America using Clairmail's on-demand mobile banking solution."

Technology Credit Union Launches Next Generation Mobile Banking
"Technology Credit Union announced today the launch of its next generation Mobile Banking, which includes native applications for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices. These new applications make it easier than ever for Tech CU members to check account balances and track activity, transfer funds and pay bills, as well as find the nearest surcharge-free ATM or branch location -- all while on the go. The applications have already been downloaded more than 2,000 times, with the iPhone app scoring a 5-star rating and the Android scoring 4 stars. This next generation of Mobile Banking also includes a new and improved Mobile Browser (WAP) for compatibility with all other smartphones."

Manatee banking on the run
"Convenience, for banking customers, used to mean being able to make a phone call for your balance. About 15 years ago, it evolved to mean the ability to check your accounts on your home computer, 24 hours a day. Today, banking convenience has moved even farther up the continuum of “right here, right now.” Mobile banking, the blanket term for conducting bank inquiries and transactions by mobile phone, enables customers to monitor their money while watching TV, traveling, dining, watching a ball game, or even sitting in the hot tub."

Monitise brings mobile payments to Nigeria
"British technology company Monitise launched a pilot scheme in Nigeria in March this year – and has signed up more than 6,000 people. The scheme highlights the appetite for mobile banking and payments in Nigeria, particularly among the unbanked population and in rural areas where physical banking infrastructure is undeveloped.

There are 90 million adults in Nigeria. Only about 20 million have access to financial services but there are more than 100 million mobile phone subscribers."

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