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Apps Rush: BBC Olympics, Barclays, Recce, NBC Olympics, Bambi, Twitter, Brewster and more

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What's new on the app stores on Friday 13 July 2012A selection of 19 new and notable apps for you today:BBC OlympicsThere will soon be more Olympic Games apps than there are athletes competing. The BBC's looks set to be popular in the UK though: available for Android and iPhone,...
Apps Rush: BBC Olympics, Barclays, Recce, NBC Olympics, Bambi, Twitter, Brewster and more
Bezos-backed Remitly announces free money transfers to the Philippines

[STUDY] 59% of Customers Don't About Their Banks' Social Media Presence

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In ComScore's report on The State of Online and Mobile Banking, it cites social networks as a space where banks are creating a presence, and improving their capabilities. But do any of the banks' customers even know about this? Apparently not. Even though financial institutes have increased social networking activity,...
[STUDY] 59% of Customers Don't About Their Banks' Social Media Presence

Boom Financial Raises $17M, Renames Itself from m-Via

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Boom Financial aims to solve a real world problem. The mobile banking industry is a space cluttered with false hopes and poor executions, so a real solution is a rare sight. Boom just closed a $17 million funding round led by Digicel Group, a leading mobile provider in the Americas...
Boom Financial Raises $17M, Renames Itself from m-Via

Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

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Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The carrier stretches across 31 markets, including the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific – all geographies Boom...
Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

Simple arrives in the App Store and is ready to replace your bank

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Simple, the startup that replaces your bank, but isn’t a bank, has just released its first app. From the announcement: We’re excited to announce that Simple is now available in the Apple App Store. If you’ve already replaced your bank with Simple, you can download the app and sign in today. If you’re...
Simple arrives in the App Store and is ready to replace your bank
BII REPORT: How Banking Is Going Mobile
Report: 46% Of U.S. Bank Account Holders Will Use Mobile Banking By 2017
Funding Daily: Break out your Top Hat, it's time to Boom, Twist and Pulse a LittleBit
Kenya's mobile payment revolution
Apple iPhone Users Most Likely To Research Products, Buy And Bank On Their Devices

Chase earns top marks in Forrester’s new mobile banking benchmark

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With the rising popularity of mobile banking — reaching 17 percent of U.S. consumers by the end of last year, a figure that’s grown 4X in the past five year — the research firm Forrester has developed a “Mobile Banking Functional Benchmark” to evaluate how banks approach the new wave...
Chase earns top marks in Forrester’s new mobile banking benchmark

Aiming To Be The Mobile Banking App To Rule Them All, Numbrs Stashes $7.7M Of Fresh Funding

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Chalk this up as one to watch closely in the world of consumer fintech. Numbrs, a mobile-first banking app founded out of Swiss company builder Centralway, has raised 7.5 million Swiss francs (~$7.7 million) from its parent, capital it will use to build on its pending German launch, with the...
Aiming To Be The Mobile Banking App To Rule Them All, Numbrs Stashes $7.7M Of Fresh Funding

FIS acquires mobile banking guru mFoundry for $120 million

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You may not be very familiar with mFoundry's name, but you'll probably know its work if you're reading this site: it's part of a deal with MasterCard for NFC-based mobile payments, powers many banking apps and wrote the earliest mobile app code for Starbucks. As such, it's no small...
FIS acquires mobile banking guru mFoundry for $120 million

Capital One Debuts New Apps To Accept Check Deposits By Phone

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Better late than never. Today, Capital One Bank added itself to the growing number of banks offering the ability to make check deposits using their smartphones. Like the initiatives that have preceded it, the mobile check deposit is made possible by snapping a photo of both the front and back of...
Capital One Debuts New Apps To Accept Check Deposits By Phone

Vodafone launches M-Pesa mobile banking service in India, targeting 700m 'unbanked' people

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Vodafone has launched M-Pesa, its mobile banking solution for emerging markets, in India as it looks to bring basic services to the estimated 700 million-plus people in the country that remain ‘unbanked’. M-Pesa was founded in 2007 and the solution has seen great success in Africa, having been deployed in eight...
Vodafone launches M-Pesa mobile banking service in India, targeting 700m 'unbanked' people

Wells Fargo warns of ongoing DDOS attacks

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Wells Fargo warned on Tuesday that its website is being targeted again by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. The bank said most of its customers were not affected. "For customers who are having difficulty accessing the site and mobile banking, we encourage them to try logging on again as...
Wells Fargo warns of ongoing DDOS attacks
NCR's wireless ATM gets your cash without a debit card

Juniper: NFC Payments To Reach $74 Billion Worldwide By 2015

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As we heard last week, Isis, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is picking up steam in the NFC world to make these payments a reality. And we know Google has made a big bet on NFC as a payments technology. But it’s still unclear whether NFC...
Juniper: NFC Payments To Reach $74 Billion Worldwide By 2015

FIS enters mobile payment space with $165M mFoundry acquisition

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Competition in the mobile payments space has continued to ratchet up. Those with leading technology are vying for market share, while legacy companies stuck on the outside are looking for ways to get in. For many, this will likely mean warming up the M&A machine and going shopping. In...
FIS enters mobile payment space with $165M mFoundry acquisition

Intuit sells off its financial services unit for $1B

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Intuit is selling off its financial services unit, which provides online and mobile software to banks, to Thoma Bravo for $1.03 billion in cash. Private equity firm Thoma Bravo will gain digital payments and rewards system, as well as an...
Intuit sells off its financial services unit for $1B

Networks of South Korean banks, broadcasters hit in cyberattack

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The computer networks of three major South Korean banks and three television networks went offline nearly simultaneously at 2pm Seoul time on Wednesday, according to South Korea's National Police Agency. The government confirmed that malware was used to bring the networks down, and it is looking into whether North...
Networks of South Korean banks, broadcasters hit in cyberattack

Banks in Danger of Becoming the "Dumb Pipes" of the Mobile Payments Industry

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The industry movement created of any disruptive technology will create winners and losers. What entities create value out of disruption in the early stages will set a base for future success. In the mobile payments sector we have talked a lot about the confluence of technology companies with payment processors...
Banks in Danger of Becoming the "Dumb Pipes" of the Mobile Payments Industry
Haitian mobile banking system falters amid mistrust and infrastructure woes

Botnet steals $47M from 30K European bank accounts by infecting PCs, Android and BlackBerry devices

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Security firm Check Point has unearthed a new case study detailing how more than €36 million ($47 million) was stolen from more than 30,000 corporate and private banking customers across Europe. The cybercriminals behind the schemed conducted a highly sophisticated attack featuring malware infecting both PCs and mobile devices. Check...
Botnet steals $47M from 30K European bank accounts by infecting PCs, Android and BlackBerry devices

MasterCard Bets On NFC: Releases PayPass Developer Toolkit For Android, BlackBerry Platforms

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Apple decided to forgo NFC support with the release of the iPhone 5, but that hasn’t stopped payments companies from continuing to invest in the space. Case in point: today, MasterCard released a software development kit for its mobile PayPass technology for the Android and Blackberry OS 7 platforms which...
MasterCard Bets On NFC: Releases PayPass Developer Toolkit For Android, BlackBerry Platforms
CIA invests in mobile security company to keep transactions under wraps

Why P2P Apps Haven't Caught On In The US

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Banks and other companies like PayPal have been pushing person-to-person (or P2P) payment apps on young consumers for awhile, however, they've yet to catch on in America. What gives? SmartMoney's Kelli B. Grant says it might have to do with security. For all the convenience of being able to quickly transfer money,...
Why P2P Apps Haven't Caught On In The US

Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'

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Ovum, Weve, iZettle and Foursquare talk m-payments technology at the Guardian Mobile Business SummitSome analysts pump hot air into the hype around unproven new mobile technologies. Thankfully, Eden Zoller is one of the other ones.The principal analyst at Ovum's telecoms consumer practice delivered a dose of common-sense regarding mobile payments...
Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'
Remitly, Formerly BeamIt, Raises $2.6M More For International Mobile Money Transfers
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