Posts Tagged ‘mobile banking’

Launch of mobile payments for London transport system marks NFC tipping point

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Posted on 29th Sep 2014 by in Mobile

Transport for London’s new contactless payment system marks the tipping point for wide-spread mobile payments adoption.

Mobile P2P payments for the unbanked

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Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by in Mobile

Whilst the idea of keeping your money in a bank account seems commonplace to most in the developed world, for large parts of the developing world it is either a novelty or a pipe dream. There are many advantages to having a bank account, such as keeping your money safe, earning interest and also having […]

What security, M2M and mobile technology tips can we learn from the new Batman?

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Posted on 1st Jul 2014 by in M2M

Earlier this year, Zach Snyder (of Man of Steel, 300 and Watchmen) tweeted a sneak preview of what the new Batman, played by Ben Affleck, will look like in the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The photo spread throughout the internet and received over 47,000 retweets in just two weeks. This got […]

The history of the mobile phone: very large, to small, and now getting bigger?

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Posted on 19th Feb 2014 by in M2M

Is it just me, or are cell phones (after decades of shrinking) getting bigger and bigger? The first mobiles (models from the ‘Improved Mobile Telephone Service’ of the 1960s) were laughably large by today’s standards, and probably didn’t even warrant the description of ‘mobile’. Fortunately, the innovative and brilliant Martin Cooper, working for Motorola at […]

The rise of mobile banking

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Posted on 12th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

Mobile banking is now well on the way to becoming a regularly used and understood application around the world. And in spite of naysayers who defend traditional branches and talk down their decline at the hands of electronic banking channels, the demand for safe, secure and convenient mobile banking mixed with the capability of modern […]

Consumer power and choice is growing; banks must respond with personalized, secure and convenient banking

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

In our modern world of increasing competition and choice, greater power lies with the consumer than ever before. This is by no means a new trend; consumer power has been rising for many years now, and as Simon Mainwaring of Forbes pointed out back in 2011, consumers are now able to influence brands significantly. Banks aren’t immune […]

Collaborating to drive mobile commerce in the Middle East

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Posted on 22nd May 2013 by in Mobile

The next time you’re in Dubai, see if you can spot the fast-moving commuters on the RTA public transport network. If you look closely, you’ll probably see they are using Go4it cards, launched by UAE bank Emirates NBD 16 months ago and whose success was celebrated at Cards & Payments Middle East earlier this month […]

Banks Are Up to the Challenge of Combating Fraud

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Posted on 9th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise Security

When it comes to online banking fraud, the numbers tell the story: $21 billion: The amount stolen due to identify fraud. $3 billion: The amount stolen by cybercriminals from US banks, businesses and municipalities using financial malware. 39 percent: The amount of all computers infected with financial malware. 150 percent: The rate at which online […]

Mobile World Congress: and the winner is…

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Posted on 5th Mar 2013 by in Mobile

The biggest mobile phone conference in the world 2013 has drawn to a close. For those who were following our blog closely, you’ll have seen we were running a friendly competition to see which blogger’s Q&A could garner the most views. The questions these influential industry enthusiasts put to our experts ranged from NFC and […]

Would NFC and mobile banking be better targeted at emerging markets where smartphone penetration is higher than PCs? – Question from Jon Choo

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Posted on 27th Feb 2013 by in Mobile

Continuing our series of responding to mobile questions from influential bloggers, our latest question comes from our good friend, Jon Choo. Jon has more experience than most in the field of NFC payments, having recently taken part in Gemalto’s Contactless Challenge. For this, Jon (and his opposing number, Mobile Industry Review’s Ewan MacLeod) was tasked with carrying out a […]