With Mobile, Integration is Everything: Q&A With KeyBank's Dean Ilijasic
"In the scramble to meet customer demand for mobile banking, deploying a mobile channel can easily become a siloed exercise. Not so for Cleveland-based KeyBank ($86 billion in total assets), where emphasis on the tight integration of all channels also drives mobile development. Bank Systems & Technology contributor Anne Rawland Gabriel spoke recently with Dean Ilijasic, senior vice president and director of consumer and small business innovation at Key, about the significance of mobile to the bank's multi-channel strategy and where it plans to go from here."
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Aside from their customer service, I like the bank's willingness to jump on new technologies and trends before some of the more conservative, slow-moving banks do so. Their new mobile banking & deals app is a prime example of this..."
"When Tracey Weber first came to our office to shoot a video, a year ago, she proudly showed off the new iPad app her team had just finished developing. She was obviously getting things done despite the classic challenges of working in a large, matrixed organization. She brought along Andres Wolberg-Stok, a smart and articulate colleague who has also shown thought leadership in the industry - every mobile banker of the year needs a strong team behind her. Under Weber's watch, along with being one of the first banks to introduce an iPad app, Citi is among the first to have a Kindle app; it was also the first bank to team up with Google on its mobile wallet, which still has the potential to be a leading mobile payment solution."
Online Banking vs. Mobile Banking
"While PC-based online banking is not much older than a high school student, mobile banking is still in elementary school. With the proliferation of smartphones, however, online banking's younger sibling is quickly catching up to the slightly more established option.
Banking through your PC's web browser offers a full menu of services. You can easily and conveniently schedule payments, transfer funds, add new payees, open new accounts, apply for loans, view current and past statements, and access information about specific checks that have been deposited. A PC or Mac allows you to view an extensive array of details and options, giving you full control of your accounts."
MoneyDesktop Signs Seventeen More Credit Unions and will Enhance Member Online Banking with PFM
"Credit unions nationwide are implementing PFM at an increasingly rapid pace as they recognize its critical role in online and mobile banking. Seventeen more credit unions are adding PFM to online banking and all have selected the platform provided by MoneyDesktop, a leader in PFM and an innovator that is redefining the way that people interact with their finances and with financial institutions. Today's announcement is another signal that account aggregation and PFM are must-have components to online and mobile banking."
Monetizing Mobile Check Deposit
"Winston-Salem, N.C.-based BB&T Corp. may be a super-regional, but the bank's acquisitive yet conservative deal-making has garnered it national notice in industry and analyst circles. BB&T has in the last 10 years more than doubled its assets to $174.8 billion, making it one of the largest regionals in the world and the 13th largest bank in the U.S. Taking over the deposits and branches of failed Colonial BancGroup in 2009 from FDIC enabled BB&T to crack the U.S. top 10 in rankings of deposits; the bank has $124.2 billion currently. It also boosted BB&T's presence in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, while giving the institution a foothold in Texas."