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July 09, 2015

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November 10, 2014

Headline News from - November 10, 2014

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  • Cultural Adventures In Payment Systems – Part I - Monday Note (Jean-Louis Gassée) - "This insouciant way of doing business was unheard of in my Gallic homeland. The French (and most Europeans) think that trust is something that must be earned, that it has a value that is debased when it’s handed out too freely. They think an American’s trusting optimism is naïve, even infantile."
  • Can Apple Pay and CurrentC Coexist? - PC World (Tim Bavarian) - "What I suspect will happen is that stores backing CurrentC will eventually cave and also offer Apple Pay, too. There is no reason they should not coexist."
  • Why Facebook Has Entrusted Its Future to the CEO of PayPal - Wired - "The company that controls the messaging platform will control the future of the way we interact with people and, quite possibly, with businesses."
  • Apple Watch set to become gatekeeper to the iPhone - Mobile Commerce Daily - "I am excited for the Apple Watch and believe that it is going to be a game-changer for consumers and marketers alike."
  • Happy Birthday to the FICO® Score! - FICO Blog - "The FICO® Score is 25 years old in 2014. Introduced in 1989, it democratized access to credit by removing many of the barriers to fair lending."

On the Wires:

  • NCR Silver POS to Support Bitcoin - "Bitcoin support, which will be integrated with NCR Silver by the end of 2014, will be free to merchants. After registering with a bitcoin processor, all merchants have to do is activate bitcoin as a payment option in the POS back office within NCR Silver. Consumers, meanwhile, pay using a mobile bitcoin “wallet” app which is available in either the Apple App StoreSM or Google PlayTM store."
  • Citi Convenes Developers from around the Globe to Unveil Innovative Digital Banking Solutions at Citi® Mobile Challenge Demo Days - “Through Citi Mobile Challenge, we are reaching out to developers in a groundbreaking way with the ultimate goal of improving client experiences,” said Heather Cox, Chief Client Experience, Digital and Marketing Officer for Global Consumer Banking at Citi. “This global initiative is the first of its kind in banking. The scope is unprecedented, with several hundred submissions from 62 countries."
  • Borderfree Brings Top U.S. Retailers to Chinese Shoppers This Holiday Season with New Alipay ePass Service - “We believe the time is finally right for retailers to aggressively enter the Chinese market, and Borderfree is actively exploring new ways to help our customers more effectively reach this tremendous consumer base,” said Michael DeSimone, Chief Executive Officer, Borderfree.
  • Drive Mobile Banking Adoption by Focusing on Three Key Areas Says Fiserv White Paper - "Titled “Exceeding the Mobile Adoption Benchmark: Effective Strategies for Driving Greater Adoption and Usage,” the complimentary white paper provides proven, actionable strategies to optimize mobile banking investments, with a focus on the three key areas of product investment, marketing and frontline staff engagement."

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October 31, 2013

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May 06, 2013

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October 18, 2012

Placecast Launches ‘Card-Linked ShopAlerts’

Placecast logo 140x60px Placecast announced the launch of ‘Card-Linked ShopAlerts’, which are mobile offers tied to nearby store locations using geofencing technology that consumers redeem by simply swiping their linked credit or debit card at the store.
“Location-based card-linked offers are the holy-grail of mobile marketing,” says payments industry expert Dickson Chu who has led initiatives at Citibank, PayPal and Living Social. “Placecast is enabling the delivery of an offer to a consumer who is near a store and highly likely to make a purchase. Retailers and brands get closed-loop performance marketing where they can measure the ROI of their mobile campaign where it counts – in the real world.”

Placecast launched Card-Linked ShopAlerts in beta with card issuers this spring. To date, over 550 merchants have delivered card-linked offers using the platform with restaurants emerging as the top-performing category.

June 11, 2012

Apple Previews Passbook App in iOS 6

Apple logo 140pxApple today announced key features of iOS 6, including an wallet-like app called "Passbook" that will be used to hold "boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more", all things that it refers to as "passes".

Quick summary of key features: The app uses 2D barcode technology to present passes to the merchant, merchants can update things like "available balance" and " current points" in the background, and geolocation technology is used for relevancy within the Passbook app.

Apple demonstrated how the available balanced on your Starbucks card would be updated automatically within Passbook upon completion of a purchase. In related news, Apple also announced they now have over 400 million cards on file in iTunes.

February 23, 2012

BOKU Launches Complete Mobile Payments Platform for Mobile Operators

Boku logo 140x60pxBOKU announced that it is expanding its payments technology to cover retail point-of-sale with BOKU Accounts.
“BOKU Accounts brings together the best parts of mobile payments and technology, leveraging NFC, smartphones and global payment networks for a better consumer experience.” Said Mark Britto, BOKU CEO. “We are leveraging the power of the device in your pocket to improve every transaction you make, anywhere in the world, and helping our MNO partners expand into the off-line world, while bringing tremendous value to their subscribers and merchants alike.”
In related news, MasterCard announced its partnership with BOKU in this endeavor.

August 30, 2011

Fiserv Introduces Mobiliti for Mobile Banking, Alerting, Payments

Fiserv logo 60pxhFiserv has announced the 'Mobiliti' suite of products for mobile banking, mobile alerts, and mobile payments.
Mobiliti unites the functionality of Mobile Money from Fiserv and BankAnywhere from the recently acquired M-Com within a single product suite, and will replace both of those product brands. Mobiliti is available in multiple distinct versions tailored for use by financial institutions of varying sizes within both the United States and international markets.

Mobiliti supports all three major mobile access modes -- SMS, mobile browser, and downloadable app.

February 18, 2011

February 17, 2011

ClairMail Launches Mobile Fraud Management Solution

Clairmail logo 140pxClairMail has announced a new mobile fraud management solution for banks and their customers to oversee and quickly respond to fraudulent transactions directly through the mobile channel.
ClairMail's Fraud Solution works with existing FI fraud systems and processes to help mitigate card, Direct Deposit Account (DDA), online banking and identity fraud by leveraging all the capabilities of the ubiquitous mobile device and the robust alerting and orchestration capabilities of the ClairMail platform.
This video nicely illustrates how the whole thing works.

June 01, 2010

TMG Partners with MShift, Visa for Mobile Solutions

TMG-The Members GroupTMG (The Members Group) has announced it is expanding its portfolio of products to include mobile banking and transaction alerting solutions. TMG says it has partnered with MShift - "leveraging their technology to bring to the table a holistic device, carrier and content agnostic mobile banking solution for FIs." TMG is also making available a transaction alerting service enabled by Visa that can also serve as a mobile fraud-detection measure. The goal of this new alert service is to enable consumers to be an active part of the fraud monitoring process. READ MORE »

May 20, 2010

Wells Fargo, Visa Rollout Rapid Alerts for Credit Cardholders

Wells FargoWells Fargo and Visa have announced the rollout of Rapid Alerts for Wells Fargo Visa credit cardholders enabling consumers to better manage and track their spending while providing them with near real-time detection of potentially fraudulent activity. Rapid Alerts by Wells Fargo are enabled by Visa's transaction alerts platform. Alerts are sent on behalf of Wells Fargo directly from VisaNet - typically within seconds of a transaction occurring. Rapid Alerts are triggered when the transaction meets certain criteria previously selected by the Wells Fargo Visa account holder and delivered via text message or e-mail. READ MORE »

May 19, 2010

Chase Adds New Alerts for Low Balance in Checking, Funds Transfer

ChaseChase has announced rolling out two new free mobile banking features: "customers now can receive a text message the moment their checking account balance falls below a pre-selected amount – and then instantly transfer funds by sending a text-message reply as short as four keystrokes." Chase says it is currently sending out 725,000 low-balance alerts each week. READ MORE »

November 30, 2009

Travelex, Monitise to Develop Mobile Services

Travelex has announced an agreement with Monitise to launch mobile services for its 1.75m global Cash Passport cardholders. Cash Passport, a prepaid travel money card available in seven currencies, offers a secure and convenient way to carry money overseas. Cardholders can use their Cash Passport to pay for things and withdraw cash, just as they would with any other card, but without charges for use overseas.

Travelex and Monitise are developing an application which can be downloaded to the cardholder’s handset, allowing them to check their balance at any time, reload the card by mobile and also set up other alerts. The service will launch next year with a low balance alert, reminding cardholders to reload. READ MORE »

November 17, 2009

Visa's Transaction Alerts Now Available in North America

Visa has announced the North American rollout of its new transaction alert service allowing card issuers to provide near real-time alerts to Visa account holders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

According to Visa, "the service enables consumers to better manage and track their spending while providing them with an early warning system for potential fraudulent activities. Alerts are sent on behalf of participating issuers directly from VisaNet, Visa’s global processing network, typically within seconds of a transaction occurring. Alerts are triggered when the transaction meets certain criteria the account holder has selected and are delivered directly to the account holder via email, SMS text message or the Visa Mobile application. Visa’s transaction alerts let consumers monitor their accounts for unusual activity and take immediate action if they believe a potentially fraudulent transaction is taking place." READ MORE »

October 05, 2009

US Consumers Want Alerts by Cell Phone re: Fraudulent Transactions

An Adeptra survey of US consumers has found that "the majority of US consumers want their credit card issuer to call them on their cell phones to alert them of possible suspicious transactions. When asked if they had more faith in their card issuers' abilities to prevent fraud or resolve fraud should it happen to them, consumers favored slightly towards the ability to prevent fraud, with 6% stating they had a greater confidence in fraud prevention over fraud resolution." READ MORE »

September 09, 2009

M-Com Supports Broadest Range of One and Two-Way SMS Alerts

International mobile banking solution provider, M-Com, announced today that it now has reached the milestone of 50 distinct one and two-way SMS (text messaging) alerts live in the market, the broadest range in the industry. M-Com has found that alert capabilities are increasingly in demand by consumers, as they provide relevant and timely information on account activity.  


“We are delighted to be leading the market when it comes to the breadth and range of one and two-way text message alerts being delivered to consumers by our financial institution customers,” comments M-Com CEO and Founder, Adam Clark.  “The research and M-Com’s proof points around the world demonstrate that the demand for such alerts is from both online consumers and those that have limited access to online banking channels.”


June 09, 2009

A Customer-Driven Architecture for Banks - Learning from iPhone

Javelin Strategy & Research has released a new report that shows how it believes that financial institutions must create a Customer-Driven Architecture (CDA) that gives customers what research shows they want most: financial control. According to Javelin, "with many consumers’ finances in shambles, today’s economy is the perfect time to finally put customers in charge. The seven attributes of CDA outlined in the report shows bankers how to prioritize technology investments in order to achieve iPhone-like monetary control." READ MORE »

March 13, 2009

Clickatell Introduces SMS Receipts

Clickatell has introduced the new Clickatell SMS Receipts service that enables anytime, anywhere alerts between financial service providers and their customers to help fight fraud. READ MORE »

September 11, 2008

US Financial Services Providers Adopting Mobile SMS

Clickatell has announced that "top US financial institutions and technology providers who serve the FI market including Visa, S1 Postilion, and RSA Data Security are trusting Clickatell to provide actionable financial alerts and notifications to millions of cell phones via SMS." READ MORE »

September 03, 2008

Visa Launches New Mobile Payment Services

Visa has announced it is launching four new programs to deliver payments and services via mobile devices. Two commercial mobile payments programs, in Brazil and Korea, along with two mobile offers and transaction notification pilots in the United States, add to more than a dozen pilot and commercial programs enabled by the Visa mobile platform around the world. READ MORE »

August 18, 2008

Visa, North American Banks Launch Transaction Notification Pilot

Visa has announced that it and eight North American financial institutions – PNC Bank, SunTrust Bank, U.S. Bank, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo in the United States, and Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Financial Group, and Vancity in Canada – have agreed to initiate a pilot program with up to a total of 2,000 participants to test the delivery of real-time notification alerts on Visa accounts. READ MORE »
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