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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" 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mobile Banking Updates - Aug 8

Mobile Banking, Payment, Core Sales Drive Fiserv Profits
"Fiserv shared solid results for the second quarter Tuesday night, including revenue of $1.1 billion and an 18% increase in adjusted earnings per share to $1.50. Revenue came from three main sources: mobile banking software and services, payment services and core banking software sales (the latter mainly through Fiserv's acquisition in Open Solutions earlier this year)."

Podcast: Mobile Banking Threats
"Kaspersky Lab expert Denis Maslennikov explains the vulnerabilities and possible threats of mobile banking apps."

Sterling Bank Expands Its Digital Capabilities through Retail and Business Digital Solutions from FIS
"Engaging customers on their own terms is the future of banking, and Spokane, Wash., based Sterling Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA), is meeting those needs with the help of FIS™ (NYSE:FIS). FIS, the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today announced that the $9.94 billion bank signed a multi-year agreement to deploy FIS’ Business eBanking and Mobile Banking solutions – creating new and easier ways for customers to manage their money, while also supporting the bank’s plans for growth."

Q2 Ties Banking Software With Geezeo
"Austin-based mobile banking software developer Q2 (formerly Q2ebanking), said today that it has partnred with financial technology firm Geezeo. Geezeo is a developer of personal finance management software, aimed at consumers."

Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Intuit Financial Services; Newly Launched as Digital Insight
"Thoma Bravo, a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today it completed the previously announced acquisition of Intuit Financial Services, a division of Intuit, Inc., to form a stand-alone company that provides digital banking and payments capabilities to financial institutions. The transaction, valued at $1.025 billion, establishes a new company with a familiar name in banking, Digital Insight."

Mobile Payment Startup Secures Head Honcho & New ‘Dream Team'
"Zapp, which enables real-time payments on people’s mobiles through their mobile banking application, allowing secure payments between consumers and merchants, is set to hit the market in 2014. Ahead of its debut the company, which is part of the VocaLink group, has today announced key founder members of a senior management ‘dream team’ – who are responsible for launching the new mobile payments system."

Mobile banking innovations
"As you're standing in line at your local grocery store waiting to checkout, you quietly observe the people in front of you. They pull out a checkbook and begin to write a check. You silently sigh and roll your head because you now have to wait for this ancient process to finish- when they could have just slid a debit card and be done."

Shop Smart: Banking services you can bank on
"In recent years, banks have introduced new products and services that have significantly enhanced consumer convenience, notes Consumer Reports Money Adviser. For example, rising consumer preference for paying by debit card at the cash register has reduced the need to find automated teller machines. With smartphone banking apps, you almost never have to set foot inside a bank branch."

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