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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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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mobile Banking Vendors & Research Firms

mFoundry-Powered Mobile Banking Solution Helps Verity CU Serve Members with Apps, Mobile Web and Text
"mFoundry, the fastest-growing mobile banking company in the U.S., announced Verity Credit Union as a customer of its service-based mobile banking platform. Verity Credit Union is the latest credit union to deploy its mBanking solution.

'We were looking for a partner that could deploy mobile banking for us without an arduous on-premise exercise,' said Shari Storm, Chief Marketing Officer, Verity Credit Union. 'mFoundry's excellent deployment track record and their ability to work with our existing online and core processing systems were key factors in our decision process.'"

Meet the Moneyhawks -- Financial Institutions Most Desirable and Profitable Customer Segment
"Javelin Strategy & Research announces its latest research report -- "How to Attract and Keep High-Value 'Moneyhawks': Increase Profitability Through Targeted Multichannel Service Messaging". Javelin identified a market segment known as Moneyhawks who emerged as the most profitable consumer for a Financial Institution. Their high frequency, tech-savvy approach demands and uses a variety of self-service channels and services, including personal finance management (PFM) tools and financial alerts. Javelin identified four distinct segments of consumers, based on their use of and comfort with online and mobile banking, demographic makeup, and tech-buying preferences. The Javelin report, based on surveys conducted with more than 5,100 consumers, shows Financial Institutions (FIs) how to identify, retain and grow these most valuable customers."

Kony Ranked Among Top Mobile Banking Technology Vendors by Tower Group
"Kony, the leading mobile application platform provider, today announced the company has been named a top mobile banking vendor in Tower Group's "Review of North American Consumer Mobile Banking Technology Vendors: Chasing A Moving Target" report."

Webroot Strengthens Its Banking Security Portfolio with Mobile Security
"Webroot, the first Internet security service company, has today announced it is extending mobile security applications to its partners in banking in order to protect their customers who use tablets and smartphones to conduct mobile banking.

The adoption of mobile browsing, social networks, banking and financial transactions increase the threat of phishing and malicious URLs targeting mobile devices. Leveraging Webroot's anti-malware and cloud-based URL scanning technologies, Webroot is now offering banking customers Webroot® Mobile Security for Android to block threats and malicious applications, and to assess the safety of website links before a person clicks on them. Mobile banking security features such as anti-malware, secure browsing, anti-phishing and application profiling will help prevent the theft of online credentials, and protect against mobile payment compromise. Device Locate and Wipe functions will also protect a customer's personal information in the event a mobile device is lost or stolen. Webroot plans to introduce mobile security applications for additional platforms later this year."

Clairmail Reports Record Quarter for Bookings and User Adoption Growth in Q2 2011
"Clairmail, Inc., the leader in mobile banking and payment solutions, today announced the company's continued growth of bookings and user adoption growth, posting its largest quarter on record and further solidifying its position as a market leader servicing over one-third of the top 50 North American Financial Institutions. Additionally, the company posted triple-digit year over year growth in cumulative transactional, user and alert volume. Clairmail is now signing a new mobile user up every 7 seconds, with peak periods recording one user per second."

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