Mobile Banking

Mobile Fintech Investment Increasing

Fintech may be all the rage, but it is in the mobile arena where the biggest bets are being placed, with over $1.1 billion raised globally across 58 financings in Q1 alone, according to data from CB Insights. The uplift is part of a larger trend, which has seen mobile fintech funding top $300M in four of the last five quarters. Overall Q1’15 funding, which reached $372M, was up 238% versus the same quarter a year prior. Read more »

ING Netherlands unveils mobile banking app for SmartWatch

ING Netherlands introduces a Mobile Banking app for the smartwatch (only in Dutch) today. It’s ING’s third innovation of the Mobile Banking app in less than a year: in September 2014 hands-free banking with voice recognition was launched and fingerprint authentication was introduced in March this year. ‘Wearables’ like the smartwatch are the latest trend and make it possible to check your account balance even faster by just looking on your... more Read more »

Mobile Banking Leads Financial Liberation in Eastern Europe

The increasingly mobile-centric lifestyle of many Europeans can largely be attributed to the increase and success of mobile channel initiatives focused on providing cheaper, more convenient services. Although still playing catch up to Western Europe, mobile subscribers in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region are increasingly reliant on their mobile devices and smartphone adoption is increasing. Read more »

ICICI Bank introduces voice recognition for biometric authentication

 ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, announced the launch of voice recognition service which authenticates customers based on their speech patterns and allows them to execute banking transactions through the Bank’s call centre in a quick, secure and convenient manner. Read more »

Apriva Enables Android/iOS POS Developers to Accept Wide Array of Payments

Apriva, the leading provider of secure end-to-end wireless transaction and information solutions, today announced the release of a new software development kit (SDK) that enables Point of Sale (POS) developers to easily integrate payment acceptance capabilities into new and existing mobile applications. Providing seamless integration with Apriva’s secure payment gateway, the newly released SDK allows Android and iOS developers to support EMV,... more Read more »

Mobile banking soars as customers bank on the move

        Nearly 40 million separate mobile banking visits were recorded in March alone         Two thirds (65%) of online banking activity now taking place through a mobile phone         The peak time for logons now earlier in the day as most mobile users log on during commute Read more »

Sopra Banking Software and Axway win PayForum Award 2015 for HeliPay

At the PayForum event, Sopra Banking Software, a global leader in software and services for banks and financial institutions, has won a PayForum Award 2015 for the multi-service HeliPay platform it jointly developed with Axway. Read more »

ERI and Kobil: a partnership for enhanced e-banking and mobile banking security

ERI and Kobil are delighted to announce their product and service partnership: ERI will offer Kobil’s m-Identity Protection security technology to its clients to guarantee the security of its mobile and e-banking solutions. M-identity Protection is already integrated into the OLYMPIC Banking System: ERI’s clients can use Kobil’s renowned and certified security technologies with their mobile and e-banking solutions. Read more »

Jumio’s Netverify Speeds Up Account Verification Processes by Over 80 Per Cent for Optimal Payments’

 Jumio, Inc., the fast growing online and mobile credentials management company, today announced that Optimal Payments, a leading global online payment solutions provider, has integrated Jumio’s Netverify® online and mobile ID document authentication service into its NETELLER® stored value service.   Read more »


Misys, the leading financial software company, today unveiled the first banking app prototype for the Apple Watch – the wearable device which will be a major driver for contextual marketing in financial services. Misys Labs, a dedicated team focused on disruptive innovation, has created the app to enable banks to provide services to their customers in an entirely new way, providing consumers with new levels of customer service and experience. Read more »

CardFlight make EMV-ready chip card readers for mPOS suit

CardFlight, a leader in mobile point of sale (POS) technology announced today the availability of EMV-ready chip card readers for its SwipeSimple mobile point of sale solution. The United States is in the process of migrating to the EMV chip card standard, with a liability shift occurring in October 2015 that provides incentives for merchants to upgrade their payment terminals to devices capable of reading chip cards. Read more »

Bank of the West Customers Use Snap-to-Pay from Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that Bank of the West, a $71.7 billion asset bank with locations in 22 states, has added the Snap-to-Pay(TM) capability to its mobile banking app. Snap-to-Pay enables customers to pay bills with a snap of their smartphone cameras and is currently offered through the Mobiliti Enterprise(TM) mobile banking and payments solution from... more Read more »

ADX launches its first smart mobile app

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced at GITEX 2014 the launch of its first smart mobile app.  The Mobile Application provides investors with enhanced services and the opportunity to experience the latest technologies ADX offers with real-time quotes, news & announcements and tools that keep investors up-to-date with market activities. Read more »

BNZ has opened first New Zealand's online banking

In a first for New Zealand’s finance sector, BNZ has launched a community and social hub – BNZ Community – where New Zealanders can give, and get, guidance on all things banking and money-related. Coinciding with the start of Money Week, BNZ’s director, retail and marketing Craig Herbison says that BNZ Community will help make it easier for New Zealanders to talk about money and banking. Read more »

BBM Money will be available for Android and IOS

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), PermataBank and Monitise (LSE: MONI) has  announced the forthcoming availability of its BBM Money service for smartphones running on Android, iOS and BlackBerry platforms. The launch is among a series of initiatives from BlackBerry which are set to enhance mobile payment capabilities for users of BBM. Read more »


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