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The smart money is still on mobile | About Verizon

While online banking has been all the rage for some time now – quickly becoming the norm in households across America – mobile banking is a much more recent phenomenon given added impetus by the launch of services such as Android Pay.<p>Nevertheless, a report earlier this year from the Federal Reserve …

Banking in Africa: Reaching the Unbanked

As already alluded to previously in this report, a large proportion of the African populace still does not make use of formal financial services. The …

Financial Innovation Summit: Mobile Banking Revolution – Where are the Opportunities? | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

November 12, 2015 • Finance, Top Stories, Video<p>Financial Innovation Summit 2015 (Image credit: Darryl Linington).<p>Hosted by IT News Africa, and …

Banking

5 fundamentals you can’t ignore with mobile marketing automation (webinar)

<b>Missed it? Access this valuable webinar right here on-demand.</b><p>Whenever you can automate an aspect of your business, you can generally expect to achieve a hefty speed increase in how your company completes that process. However, when you’re talking about mobile marketing automation (MMA), that …

7 questions to ask in choosing a mobile payments solution

Nov. 6, 2015<p>By Gregory Burch<p>The unprecedented evolution of the payments space can be intimidating to any business trying to accommodate the new …

Square's IPO, Apple's 'P2P Service' -- The Future For Mobile Payments Is Promising

Square goes public. Apple plans a new peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payment service. Venmo sees $2.1 billion in transactions in the first half of 2015 alone. These are just a few of the recent headlines to sweep the financial services industry. The future of mobile payments offers huge opportunity – …

NextBankProject Claims To Be Bitcoin-Based Bank

Share Email<p>The next-generation bank might be all about bitcoin.<p>That is, if the founder of the NextBank Project has his way. Dimitry Voloshinskiy, who …

Citi to set up unit to design mobile banking solution

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc’s consumer banking unit said it would set up a unit, Citi FinTech, for designing a “radically simple, connected mobile banking solution.”<p>A green traffic light is pictured in front of a sign board of a Citibank branch in Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kham<p>Stephen …

Banking

Fingerprint-Based Banking Services : Fingerprints to Verify

BMO recently announced that it will begin using fingerprints to verify a customer's identity. As more and more consumers turn towards mobile banking, …

Identity Theft

Kleiner Perkins is backing its first bitcoin startup

One of Silicon Valley’s premiere venture capital firms is making a bet that bitcoin will make it easier for businesses to move money around the world.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers was part of $12.5 million investment in Align Commerce, a San Francisco-based startup that uses bitcoin to enable …

Venture Capital

PayPal considers accepting BitCoin payments

PayPal CEO John Donahoe is considering ways of implementing BitCoins into PayPal’s digital transaction network. He says that he’s watching Bitcoins …

One third of Australians are using mobile banking: Roy Morgan

Research by Roy Morgan has found that internet banking growth and satisfaction outstrips other channels such as face-to-face branch interaction and …

Ready, set, grow

KCB has set its sights on continental growth and innovative avenues of business, says Group CEO Joshua Oigara.

Financial Institutions Report Increase in Mobile Banking Customers and Mobile Payments

A 2015 research report on the smartphone industry in the US states that 64% or two-thirds of Americans have a smartphone. This is indeed a 35% rise …

Banking

Apple is making a grab for Venmo’s turf and might use iMessage to do it

Apple is wading into Venmo’s main business, betting that letting users easily send money to each other will make its Apple Pay service more appealing.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported on Nov. 11 that Apple has been talking about the program with US banks, including JPMorgan Chase, US Bancorp, Wells …

FinTech

Missing: A great mobile banking experience

Increasing numbers of UK consumers are downloading mobile banking apps and utilising them for everyday financial transactions, whether checking …

Banking

POS, ATM, Mobile Banking easy target for cyber criminals - EFCC

As the Central Bank of Nigeria and other regulators in the Nigerian financial landscape continue to push forward in the campaign for the adoption of …

FinTech

Mobile Malware Makes Mobile Banking Treacherous

Kaspersky Lab report shows rate of mobile malware occurrence exploding in Q3.<p>The number of mobile threats percolating on devices worldwide has risen …

Mobile

Apple Pay: Apple's secret weapon for emerging economies

<b>Emergence</b>Emboldened by huge success in China, Apple is moving to make an impact on other emerging economies worldwide, with India seemingly next in …

Where is mobile banking most popular?

Data from the World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion Database shows Botswana as the economy with the highest number of residents with a financial …

End of ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Banking Era Endorsed by World Leaders

World leaders are set to endorse plans by regulators to end the era of too-big-to-fail banks, forcing them to raise as much as $1.2 trillion, and …

Citigroup's former CEO thinks the 'glory days' for big banks are gone forever

Writing in The Financial Times on Wednesday, John Reed, former chairman and CEO of Citigroup, argues that the world's big banks will never return to their precrisis glory days of enjoying the biggest influence and the biggest profits.<p>In 1999, Congress repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, which had …

How liquid are you? Don’t wait for a crisis to find out

You might be making 8 per cent a year on your private mortgage pool, but could you get your money back promptly if you needed it? How liquid are your investments, really?<p>"Liquid," in financial terms, is the ability to cash in or sell an investment quickly at or near the current market price, …