"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" 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mobile Banking Updates - Dec 5

mFoundry Launches First Hawaiian Bank Mobile Banking
"mFoundry, the most popular provider of mobile banking solutions, today announced it has officially launched First Hawaiian Bank's mobile solution, FHB Mobile Banking.

'We're excited to see such strong demand for our mobile banking solution out of the gate,' said Jaylene Tsukayama, Vice President and Manager for Electronic Banking at First Hawaiian Bank. 'Part of this quick uptake is due to the range of access options we're providing - customers can access their mobile finances via mobile Web, native apps and SMS/text banking - serving the greatest number of customers. We're looking forward to expanding on this foundation with more advanced mobile banking features.'"

Century Bank and Trust Launches Text-2-Win Amazon Kindle Fire Promotion
"Century Bank and Trust is excited to announce the launch of a text-2-win Amazon Kindle Fire promotion. To kick off Century Bank and Trust's mobile banking debut customers and non-customers can text to win a brand new Amazon Kindle Fire! It's easy, just text the word "Bank" to 94594. The text must be received by 12/9/11 at 8PM EST to be eligible to win. The winner will be notified by 12/16/11. Each mobile phone can enter once per day."

New mobile security challenges
"For years, analysts have predicted most Internet users would end up with an all-in-one device that replaces all others. However, as new devices emerge, users are often adopting new technologies without replacing the old, making the sight of somebody with a laptop, a smartphone, and a tablet familiar to many. The rapid adoption of multiple devices on multiple platforms makes securing several platforms at the same time an increasingly complex task."

Pyramid Uncovers Challenges and Opportunities for Banks in the Mobile Commerce Ecosystem
"It's no surprise that the mobile commerce ecosystem is growing rapidly with the number of smartphone users expected to reach 1.3 billion in 2015. Value chains are still in the trial-and-error stages, creating challenges and opportunities for banks and financial institutions looking to enter this market, according to Jose Magana, Practice Leader on Mobile Payments and Banking and Consultant behind Pyramid's new Mobile Commerce Landscape Insight Pack."

The 411 on Mobile Banking for Beginners
"Take the Mobile Banking Plunge? You may be used to checking your balances and making money transfers on your home computer or laptop, but are you ready to make the leap to using your smartphone for banking? While most major U.S. banks now offer mobile banking, banking customers have been slow to switch their banking transactions to their cellphone, particularly those who may not be tech-savvy or who may fear security breaches."

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