Over on PaymentsViews.com, Glenbrook's Allen Weinberg reports on his recent interview with Jason Hogg, CEO of Revolution Money.
Today was a very busy day for us over on our sister web site, PaymentsViews.com. Beginning with Carol Coye Benson's update on mFoundry yesterday, today's posts include multiple updates from Bryan Derman live from Finovate2009 and a new interview with the CEO of Revolution Money, Jason Hogg by Allen Weinberg.
Be sure to visit PaymentsViews.com regularly for more of this kind of analysis from your friends at Glenbrook - while we continue to cover the news for payments professionals here on PaymentsNews.com!
In a press release this afternoon, MasterCard said that "three quarters of respondents in a new consumer survey believe the fees merchants pay for accepting credit cards are just a cost of doing business, and that merchants should pay those fees. These consumers recognize that merchants receive significant benefits from accepting payment cards, and that merchants should pay for those benefits."
MasterCard went on to question 7-Eleven's recent consumer petition campaign that encouraged consumers to support new legislation to regulate interchange fees paid by merchants.
ClairMail has announced Version 4 of its mobile banking platform designed to help financial institutions realize the strategic potential of mobile banking. According to ClairMail, "this new release of the product delivers game changing capabilities in the three most critical areas of mobile banking solutions, the ability to use mobile to drive to 100% coverage of the bank's customers, the ability to proactively deliver personalized content to deepen customer engagement, and the need for a simple, yet powerful, converged customer experience to deliver comprehensive services and technology through a unified and streamlined customer interface."
Fiserv has announced survey results on how consumers' financial activities have been impacted by the prolonged recession and how financial institutions can help them gain a greater sense of control of their finances. Overall, consumers surveyed indicated a desire for robust online banking functionality that allows them to closely monitor and manage their finances, combined with proactive alerts and reminders from their financial institution.
Yodlee is previewing Yodlee 10, its next-generation, personalized finance platform today at the Finovate event in New York City. As the solutions provider for more than 85% of all online PFM users today, Yodlee is helping banks and portals move PFM to the center of online finance, deepening customer relationships and driving new revenue.
GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has announced that American Express has joined as its newest Full Member. Amex’s initial focus will be to participate in GlobalPlatform’s current standardization efforts to support the convergence of the payment and mobile technical landscapes.
Billeo has announced the launch of Offer Assistant - calling it "a patent-pending, free service that for the first time, delivers real time shopping discounts and rewards directly to the consumer within their unsponsored search engine results. Billeo also announced a partnership with UPside Visa Prepaid Card that offers consumers redeemable points for purchases made with their card."