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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)

"Brandon McGee, the industry's unofficial ambassador for mobile banking" 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mobile Banking Vendor Updates - Mar 23

PayOne Simplifies Mobile Payments on a Global Scale
"PayOne (www.PayOne.com), formally called PaymentOne, announced today a complete rebranding of the company that invented “no credit card required” carrier billing for digital commerce more than twelve years ago. PaymentOne becomes PayOne today with a new look, a new website and the launch of a new simplified One-Click mobile payments platform designed for the future of global commerce in support of a 360 degree mobile lifestyle."

Mitek Systems: A Smart Play In Mobile Banking
"Mitek Systems creates applications and programs for mobile banking services. Because of Mitek Systems, a person with an iPhone can take a picture of a check and have that check be deposited to their checking account automatically. Consumers and the banking industry are just beginning to realize the economic advantages of mobile banking technologies."

MCHN Launches Mobile Solutions Suite of Banking Services
"Mobile Clearinghouse Network (MCHN), a recently awarded Microsoft BizSpark One member, is announcing the inaugural launch of their MCHN Mobile Solutions banking platform for mobile devices. The initial pilot has rolled out in the country of Georgia with the BTA Bank, a Silk Road Group majority owned entity. Through the combination of the MCHN global hub integration capabilities and MCHN Mobile Solutions' suite of transaction services, clients are positioned to offer their customers a secure and robust mobile offering for all of their financial needs."

RTN Federal CU selects Tyfone for m-banking
"RTN Federal Credit Union (RTN FCU), serving communities in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, will provide its members a comprehensive suite of mobile wallet services and mobile financial services powered by Tyfone's next generation mobile banking solution. Tyfone's mobile banking services will be integrated directly into RTN's Fiserv hosted XP2 core."

Cardlytics Presenting On The Impact of Rewards In A Mobile Banking Environment At BAI Payments Connect 2012
"Cardlytics, the pioneer of Transaction-Driven Marketing(TM), announced that Rod Witmond, senior vice president for product management and marketing, will join other industry executives today in the panel presentation, "Rewards in a Mobile Banking Environment," at BAI Payments Connect 2012 (3:30 p.m. at The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas)."

Truly Mobile Banking: Plastyc Launches Smartphone Apps for the Underbanked
"UPside Visa is Plastyc's award-winning prepaid program offering a premium suite of affordable banking services tailored for the up-and-coming youth and under-banked markets. What's unique about the UPside Visa mobile apps for Android and iPhone are how they meet a complete range of personal banking needs, activating a new account, signing up for direct deposit, redeeming cash back points, paying bills, transferring funds to friends, issuing paper checks and more -- using just a smartphone. Of course, the apps enable the basics, such as checking balances and reviewing transaction histories, as well."

VocaLink partners Clairmail for mobile banking
"The partnership will enable banks to use Clairmail's Smart Client technology to deliver new services to their customers, such as Person-to-Person Mobile Payments, enabled by VocaLink's real-time capabilities, such as Faster and Immediate Payments and multi-channel service options. Through this partnership, VocaLink and Clairmail will enable banks to provide a roadmap of innovative, real-time banking solutions through the mobile channel."

RDM Corporation Extends Mobile Deposit Services to Android Phones
"RDM Corporation, a leading developer of specialized software and hardware products for electronic payment processing, announced the support of Simply Deposit Mobile® for Android. This new application follows the previously released version for iPhone. Simply Deposit Mobile enables users to deposit checks with their Android phone from virtually anywhere. RDM has been an early leader and pioneer in mobile payments, offering mobile check capture services since 2009. "

Elephant Talk Banks on Mobile
"For investors seeking hyper growth, one of the ripest areas is mobile telecom.
The trends in the financial industry are especially favorable for one of my leading microcap companies -- Elephant Talk Communications (ETAK) and its security-focused ValidSoft subsidiary -- as they roll out their solutions in 2012 to counter electronic fraud relating to card, the internet, and telephone channels."

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