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July 08, 2014

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  • Opus Global Announces Acquisition of Hiperos - "Hiperos is a recognized global leader in third party management connecting over 300,000 third parties to many of the world’s largest companies across a range of industry verticals including energy, financial services, food, real estate, pharmaceuticals, and technology. Hiperos provides rapidly deployable, highly flexible SaaS-based solutions for a broad range of information management, risk, compliance and performance needs for many of the world’s Global 2000 companies..."

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June 04, 2014

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March 25, 2014

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February 03, 2014

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The second edition of our book "Payments Systems in the U.S." has just been published. It's available in print from and in an ebook version for your iPad.

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October 08, 2013

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  • Looking for consulting help from Glenbrook? Let us know your needs here - and we'll get right back to you!
  • Join us for our new series of Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps coming this month - 8th/9th in the San Francisco Bay Area and 23rd/24th in New York City!
  • Glenbrook's Allen Weinberg and Erin McCune will be at Money2020 in Las Vegas October 6-10 - please reach out to them directly to catch up in person or set up a briefing at the conference. Erin will be moderating an Invoicing, Billing & Collections panel with CEO Rene Lacerte, Billtrust CEO Flint Lane and Billhighway Chairman Vince Thomas.
  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking at this year's NACHA Global Payments Forum on October 17-18 in New York City. She'll be speaking on the topic "Mobile Payments, Interoperability & Faster Funds Transfer".
  • Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson will be speaking at this year's American Bankers Association Annual Convention on October 20-22 in New Orleans. She'll be participating in a panel discussion on The Future of the Payments Industry.
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July 30, 2013

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June 04, 2013

Monitise to Integrate Blackhawk Network Gift Cards into Mobile Wallets

BlackhawkNetwork logo 140pxBlackhawk Network and Monitise have announced an agreement to make prepaid gift cards from Blackhawk Network's GiftCardMall™ available for purchase from participating banks and payment companies' mobile wallets that are powered by Monitise.

We believe that consumer demand for gift cards is increasing around the world and with it the expectation that access to mobile offerings will allow consumers to make purchases whenever they want," said Tim Attinger, Group Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at Blackhawk Network.

"By working with Monitise, we are helping its bank partners bring great retail brands and consumers together with new revenue opportunities and marketing applications. We are also excited about the overlap between certain of Blackhawk's global content and Monitise's international footprint and aspirations."

May 15, 2013

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February 22, 2012

Visa and Monitise to Introduce Mobile Payments Services in India

Visa logo 60pxh Movida, a mobile payments joint venture backed by Visa and Monitise, announced it has signed an agreement with HDFC Bank, India’s second-largest private bank, to introduce a new mobile payment service in India.

Naushad Contractor, Movida’s President and head of the Monitise and Visa joint venture in India, commented: “This is a service designed for Indians. As we rollout the service to other banks more Indians will be able to benefit from mobile payments. Wave goodbye to waiting in long queues or visiting post offices or payment machines to pay bills as you will now be able to do that right from your mobile phone. This service is going to drastically reduce the time & energy Indians waste every day waiting to pay bills.”

July 19, 2011

March 31, 2011

Mobile Money Exchange - Global Deployment Tracker

Mobile money exchange logo 140pxThe Mobile Money Exchange has a great visual tool that nicely illustrates the proliferation of mobile money deployments around the world.

This tool was originally developed by the GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked team (covering the countries under their remit) and has been extended to include all worldwide mobile money deployments.
The global deployment tracker requires the Google Earth browser plug-in; its worth getting it if you don't already have it.

December 07, 2010

Monitise and ViVOtech Partner to Deliver NFC Mobile Payments

MonitiseMobileMoney_logo_140px.png vivotech_logo_140px.png Monitise has announced that it has joined forces with ViVOtech to deliver mobile phone payments services to banks across the United States.

The partnership means customers of participating banks will be able to turn their handset into a mobile wallet (linked to registered bank accounts, credit and debit cards) and purchase items using contactless payments at merchants with NFC capabilities.
The partnership combines ViVOtech’s over-the-air (OTA) software and Monitise’s Mobile Money wallet technology.

October 14, 2010

Monitise Unveils Global Mobile Money Technology Platform

MonitiseMobileMoney_logo_140px.pngMonitise has announced its enhanced technology platform which "incorporates a range of mobile banking and payment services to deliver fast, secure financial management by mobile phone across the world. The platform enables financial institutions, mobile phone networks, service providers, payment companies and processors to offer a wide variety of Mobile Money services in both developed and emerging markets." READ MORE »

June 03, 2010

Monitise Americas Introduces iPhone Mobile Banking App for Smaller Banks

MonitiseMonitise Americas has announced that PyraMax Bank has launched an iPhone app powered by its technology. According to Monitise, "the release heralds a turning point in the mobile banking industry. Until now, bank-branded iPhone applications have been the privilege only of big-spending, large banks. However, thanks to its world-class technology, Monitise Americas can now build iPhone apps quickly and cost effectively, enabling mobile banking for many more financial institutions than previously possible." READ MORE »

May 26, 2010

Visa, Monitise Form Joint Venture for Mobile Financial Services in India

VisaVisa and Monitise have announced the formation of a joint venture to provide a technology platform for financial institutions and mobile network operators in India to offer a range of mobile financial services to consumers. The companies said that "the new company will combine Visa’s expertise in enabling secure, globally interoperable financial transactions with Monitise’s know-how in developing mobile financial technology for a broad range of handsets." 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 »

July 21, 2009

Mobile Money Application Now Available on Apple App Store

MobileMoney_logo-140px.jpgMonitise Americas has announced the launch of its Mobile Money application on the App Store. According to the company, "Mobile Money gives iPhone and iPod touch users simple access to their account information using a dynamic application that is easy to navigate and safe to use. Mobile Money is a leading global solution for mobile banking and payment services. It is the world's first mobile banking ecosystem, empowering consumers to perform banking and payment transactions using a single consistent interface -- regardless of choice of mobile operator." READ MORE »

June 30, 2009

Visa, Monitise Form Strategic Alliance For Mobile Payments

visa_logo-140px.jpgVisa has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Monitise plc "to facilitate the delivery of Visa mobile payments and related services to consumers around the world. Concurrent with the strategic alliance, Visa has agreed to make a minority equity investment in Monitise, subject to Monitise shareholder approval."

The Wall St. Journal is reporting that "Monitise said Visa has agreed to take a 14.4% stake" for $13 million. READ MORE »

April 06, 2009

NYCE Makes Mobile SMS Balance Inquiries a Standard Feature

NYCE has announced that it will offer balance inquiries by text message to its financial institution participants as a standard feature of full participation in the NYCE Network. The service will be powered by Monitise Americas. READ MORE »

March 20, 2009

Carphone Warehouse, Monitise Partner for Mobile Financial Services

The Carphone Warehouse, one of Europe's mobile phone retailers, and Monitise have announced a partnership "that will bring mobile financial services to millions of people at a time when they most need it. The alliance covers a wide variety of initiatives ranging from the pre-seeding of Monitise’s patented mobile money application on leading handsets, to 'in store' and 'online' promotions and incentives for consumers to get linked up to their money 24/7." READ MORE »

February 25, 2009

Metavante, Monitise Americas Launch Text Message Banking

Monitise Americas and Metavante have announced the launch of text message banking services - allowing consumers to use text messaging to obtain any-time balance information on their accounts. The service also enables consumers to set alerts, to notify them when their balance is low or when their payroll deposit has arrived. READ MORE »

January 26, 2009

Most Americans Want "Always On Banking"

Monitise Americas has announced new research results finding that "Americans are increasingly demanding 'always on' information about their money, with 77% saying that it was important for them to have real-time and immediate information regarding their bank and credit card accounts." READ MORE »

December 22, 2008

Monitise, Natwest Launch Mobile Money Transfers

Monitise and NatWest have announced a commission-free international mobile phone payment transfer service between the bank's customers’ current accounts in the UK and their PKO BP accounts in Poland. READ MORE »

November 18, 2008

Monitise, eCommLink Partner for Mobile Prepaid Debit Solutions

eCommLink and Monitise Americas have announced that they are working together to jointly offer mobile money applications to the prepaid debit card industry. READ MORE »

November 17, 2008

Monitise Americas Announces 23 New Mobile Banking Partnerships

Monitise Americas has announced that 23 additional financial institutions have signed agreements with Metavante to provide mobile services to their customers and members. READ MORE »

August 28, 2008

An Interview with Alistair Lukies, CEO of Monetise

In the latest in his podcast series, Dave Birch interviews Alistair Lukies, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Monitise. Lukies talks about some of Monitise's recent partnerships including one with Carphone Warehouse to mobile-enable an open loop prepaid card in the UK and another with Made in Africa to mobile enable banking services in east Africa. If you're interested in mobile financial services, you'll enjoy this podcast!

May 09, 2008

Monitise, Metavante Partner For Mobile Money in UK

In the UK, Monitise and Metavante have announced that they are working with Carphone Warehouse to launch a “mobile money” scheme that includes the introduction of a Carphone Warehouse prepay card managed directly from the mobile phone that can be used to shop in millions of outlets worldwide. READ MORE »

February 04, 2008

Monitise Americas Announces Additional Customers

Monitise Americas has announced that "five additional financial institutions have signed agreements with NYCE Payments Network to provide mobile services to their customers and members. These new agreements bring the total number to 20 financial institutions that have chosen the Monitise Americas solution for their mobile needs."


January 23, 2008

Monitise Launches NFC Payments and Ticketing Platform

Monitise has announced the launch of MoniTrust, a platform for Near Field Communication (NFC) payments and ticketing.


January 09, 2008

Monitise Americas Announces Mobile Banking Customers

Monitise Americas has announced that its partner, the NYCE Payments Network, has signed agreements with ten new financial institutions to utilize mobile financial services powered by Monitise Americas. READ MORE »

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