"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" 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mobile Banking Updates - Apr 13

Clairmail launches mobile banking, payments solution Clairmail Plus
"Clairmail has released its new mobile banking and payments solution Clairmail Plus, designed to help mid-tier regional banks, community banks and credit unions. Clairmail CEO Pete Daffern said that the firm has witnessed huge demand in the midmarket for a mobile solution that keeps costs and IT investment down while delivering real value to consumers and banks alike."

Farmers State Bank Selects Jack Henry Banking to Provide Enterprise-Wide Automation
"Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. JKHY -1.11% is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Jack Henry Banking(TM) division announced today that Farmers State Bank has selected its Core Director® core processing system to provide enterprise-wide automation. This South Dakota-based bank, which has more than $135 million in assets, will implement Core Director through Jack Henry Banking's outsourced offering."

Deloitte launches Top 10 Trends & Prospects of the Chinese Banking in 2012
"Despite risks of decreasing growth and economic hard landing, the Chinese banking sector continued to report remarkable profits and maintained high growth in 2011, according to Deloitte's report on the Top 10 Trends & Prospects of the Chinese Banking in 2012. At the same time, Chinese banks should be aware of the potential risks and implications brought by other international and domestic uncertainties, such as the deteriorating European debt crisis and pressure from local financing platforms and real estate loans on their asset quality."

Malauzai Raises Capital to Improve Access to Best-In-Class Mobile Banking Apps For Community Financial Institutions
"Malauzai Software Inc., a leading provider of mobile banking applications for community financial institutions, announced it has completed a $2.3 million capital raise. The company will use the funds to expand its footprint in mobile banking, pursue strategic partnerships and increase awareness of its proprietary SmartApp platform. Malauzai makes this announcement on the heels of forming distribution partnerships with Catalyst Corporate Credit Union and CFC Technology, accelerating access to next-generation mobile banking apps for community financial institutions."

Mobile money takes East Africa by storm
"Agnes Ngooro, a small trader in the bustling central market of Mombasa, spends her days sitting behind a wooden table selling trousers for a few dollars a piece, and while it may not look like it at first glance, she is an international businesswoman. The clothes displayed on her table are manufactured in China and Thailand, and they arrive in East Africa in the region’s major cities including Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda."

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