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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mobile Banking Updates - May 19

EyeVerify Rolls Out Authentication Service for Mobile Banking
"EyeVerify, a maker of identity management software for mobile banking, is rolling out its service to the financial industry. The Kansas City-based company said Monday that banks, payments providers and other businesses can use its EyePrint system to secure accounts, authenticate transactions and restrict access to systems. EyePrint renders the optical equivalent of a fingerprint by matching blood vessels in the whites of people's eyes to verify their identity automatically."

Mobile Banking Explodes and Keynote Announces Who Does It Best – One Billion Mobile Banking Consumers Expected by 2017
"Keynote® (KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring, today announced the results of the Spring 2013 edition of the Keynote Mobile Banking Scorecard, first launched in 2011 and the standard in benchmarking consumer mobile banking offerings."

Citi sets sights on international markets to cement mobile banking focus
"Financial institution Citi is rolling out its iPad application internationally to reach new groups of consumers and show them how mobile banking works. Citi has rolled out the iPad app to Russia and Hong Kong as part of a bigger marketing strategy to expand its global footprint this year. Mobile has played a key role for Citi over the past few years to help clients manage their accounts from their handsets."

APWG Report: Mobile Device Crimeware Evolves into Global Criminal Marketplace in Response to Mobile Payment and Banking Expansion
"The sprawling mobile devices marketplace has spawned an industrialized mobile financial fraud plexus that today drives increasingly sophisticated criminal technical innovation to exploit the mobile devices explosion. And it is funded by increasing revenues derived from potent new developments in mobile malware, a new APWG report released concludes. In a “post-PC” era, mobile devices increasingly present an attractive, practical and economical alternative to traditional desktops. In the coming years, global mobile payments are predicted to exceed $1.3 trillion, moreover, presenting a mother load of opportunity for cybercrime gangs who appreciate the vulnerabilities of these peripatetic communications and computing platforms, the APWG’s analysis reports."

Refundo Launches Mobile Banking App at FinovateSpring 2013
"Refundo, a national provider of financial services to the underserved, launched its widely-anticipated mobile banking app today at FinovateSpring 2013, which is now available for free download on the App Store. FinovateSpring is a demo-based conference for innovative startups and established companies in the fields of banking and financial technology, and is held today at the Design Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco."

Chase Tops Keynote's Mobile Banking Scorecard for Third Time in a Row
"Chase took top honors in the Keynote Mobile Banking Scorecard for overall mobile web experience in Q1 2013. This is Chase's third consecutive win in Keynote's ranking of mobile offerings among the 15 largest U.S. banks. In the latest Keynote Scorecard, Chase ranked #1 in two of four categories - Functionality and Ease of Use - to take the top spot overall."

Be smart about mobile banking
"Mobile banking represents a huge leap forward in the area of banking convenience. It also represents a huge risk to your personal information. Here’s how to minimize the risk and enjoy the convenience. Getting up-to-the-minute account information and having immediate access to funds via a mobile device is one of the great technical accomplishments of banking. The problem is that without adequate security precaution, this ease of access can be available to people who have no right to it. To protect yourself, a person does well to do two things:"

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