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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mobile Banking Updates - Aug 11

Hope Credit Union rolls out Bluepoint mobile remote depost capture tech
"Bluepoint Solutions today announced Jackson, Miss.-based Hope Credit Union (HOPE) has implemented its mobile remote deposit capture (RDC) solution QwikDeposit ToGo as part of the credit union's mobile banking app powered by Malauzai Software."

Constant Access To Online Banking Solutions Driving Increased Uptake Of Mobile Platforms
"ABI Research forecasts that cumulative online ID and authentication shipments into the banking market vertical will total 1.6 billion in 2018; an increase of 945 percent when compared to 2012. Cumulative shipments include secure USB tokens, standalone OTP generators, portable smart card readers, and mobile device software applications. Of the 2018 shipment total ABI Research forecasts that mobile software applications will account for 81 percent of the total 2018, which only accounted for a mere 22 percent in 2012."

Citizens Bank Recognized for Industry-Leading Customer Satisfaction in Mobile Banking for Android™ and iPhone®
"Citizens Bank’s Mobile Banking apps for Android and iPhone are generating the most-positive customer feedback in the industry, according to a new report issued by Xtreme Labs. In announcing its findings of the Top Three mobile banking apps, Xtreme Labs noted that 'Citizens Bank is the only bank with the highest rated apps on both Android (4.5 stars) and iOS (4.5 stars) platforms.'”

51% of U.S. Adults Bank Online
"Fifty-one percent of U.S. adults, or 61% of internet users, bank online. Thirty-two percent of U.S. adults, or 35% of cell phone owners, bank using their mobile phones. Both types of digital banking are on the rise. In 2010, 46% of U.S. adults, or 58% of internet users, said they bank online. In 2011, 18% of cell phone owners said they have used their phone to check their balance or transact business with a bank."

Mobile banking update allows BBVA Compass customers to pay people using text, email
"BBVA Compass enhanced its mobile banking capabilities by adding the Pay People with Popmoney service to its iPhone and Android apps, allowing customers to send money to anyone in the U.S. using just the recipient's email address or mobile phone number."

The Fine Line: collaboration vs. competition in mobile payments
"Following the news that Polish banks will work together on establishing a common mobile payment infrastructure, European banks should learn from the Polish market, writes Philippe Eschenmoser, head of business consulting at SIX Payment Services. Last month came the announcement that in Poland rival banks are coming together on a collaborative project to encourage mobile payments. Alior Bank, Bank Millennium, Bank Zachodni WBK, BRE Bank, ING Bank and PKO Bank Polski intend to build a common infrastructure which is open to all market participants, including other banks. Comprising of standard authorisation and settlement, the system will support abilities such as 4G mobile banking and mobile shopping."

Five Ways You Can Combine Banking and Mobile
"With everything becoming more mobile, many traditional industries are undergoing fundamental changes. The financial sector is one of them. Banking and mobile now seem to go hand in hand, with more people and businesses relying on apps and payment systems like PayPal to check their balances, transfer funds and even process transactions. Customers still have to step into a branch on occasion, but mobile tech can make it quick and painless. That said, here are five ways banks are using mobile to their advantage:"

Kearny Federal Savings Bank Selects Premier from Fiserv for Account Processing as Part of an Integrated, Enterprise-wide Banking Solution
"Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that Kearny Federal Savings Bank, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., has chosen the Premier® bank platform for account processing, along with additional Fiserv solutions for mobile banking, person-to-person payments, check capture, online banking and bill pay. The $3.1 billion bank cited Fiserv integration, innovation and scalability as factors that will help the bank increase efficiencies and attract new accounts."

Non-compliance creates significant risk with mobile banking products
"Regulations on mobile-banking products, services, and practices continue to evolve alongside the technology that supports these next-generation solutions. Keeping up to date on the rules and requirements is imperative for financial institutions that are entering the brave new world of mobile."

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