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Banks Turning From Bricks To Bytes

Banks Turning From Bricks To Bytes

Convenient banking used to mean having a branch near your home or work that was open during times you could get there. Now it means not having to go to a branch…
The Right Touch: Biometrics And Security With Mobile Applications

The Right Touch: Biometrics And Security With Mobile Applications

Security is a tricky business, especially as we store more personal information in the cloud, and access it with mobile devices. Passwords only take us so far. Good ones are hard to devise,
Mobile Money Interoperability: Finally On The Horizon?

Mobile Money Interoperability: Finally On The Horizon?

It used to be operators behind all the mobile money initiatives in developing markets. Then we started to see a shift, and banks stepped into the leading role. Read ‘til…
Remote Check Deposit In The Great White North

Remote Check Deposit In The Great White North

I was happy to see that CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) launched remote check deposit through its CIBC Mobile Banking app just a few weeks ago. With…
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Banks Crash The Mobile POS Party

I keep seeing Square’s mobile point of sale (POS) app at more and more little shops: cafes, bakeries, the local flower shop and the place I get my hair cut. Square and its disruptive cousins, including Intuit’s GoPayment, PayPal’s Here, 
Growing Strong: Global Mobile Survey Results From SAP

Growing Strong: Global Mobile Survey Results From SAP

Half of mobile phone users—50%—access the internet using their mobile at least once a day. One third—32%—have used their mobiles to purchase products or services in the last year. Over three-quarters—82%—say they’re interested in buying goods and services through…
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Latin America Experiments with Mobile Banking

Latin America has surpassed 100% mobile phone penetration, according to the latest data from World…
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Corporate Banking Moving into the Mobile World

In the last 5–7 years the largest banks to the smallest credit unions now offer mobile banking. We have moved from one modular solutions of SMS, USSD, mobile Web, and downloadable applications…
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Latin America Experiments with Mobile Banking

Latin America has surpassed 100% mobile phone penetration, according to the latest data from World Bank. In reality, about 30% of the population still…
Malaysia’s New Mobile Banking Platform: Poised for Success

Malaysia’s New Mobile Banking Platform: Poised for Success

Bank Negara Malaysia has recently launched a new mobile payment channel called MyMobile through its wholly owned subsidiary Malaysian Economic Clearing Corporation (MyClear). For the…