Earlier in March, U.S. Bank launched two consumer/small business products after extensive pilot testing: • Deposit Point, a desktop RDC product bundled with its online banking solution. • Deposit Point Mobile, Initially available to U.S. Bank Mobile Wallet users who have an iPhone To be eligible for Deposit Point, one must have had a U.S. [...]
Bob Meara, Senior Analyst, Celent’s Banking Group This event is free to attend. Celent clients and the media will have access to the webinar’s PowerPoint presentation after the event. Please click here for more information.
There has been some serious PFM activity taking place in the Canadian market. – May 31, 2010: RBC announces its myFinanceTracker solution (see blog entry here) – Dec 3, 2010: Mint.com officially launches in Canada – January 31, 2011: BMO announces MoneyLogic Given that there are only a handful of major financial institutions in Canada, [...]
Banks, mobile network operators (MNO) and other payment service providers (PalPal, Boku) across the globe are exploring the integration of financial services and the mobile phone. Analogous to the Celent reports on the Taxonomy of Payments, I will be writing about the taxonomy of mobile banking. In broad brushstrokes I think of the following categories: [...]
BAI Payments Connect event this past week in Phoenix wasn’t exactly a hotbed of innovation in my opinion. Not surprising perhaps, when so much collective industry activity needs to be spent on compliance these days. In fact, one mid-tier bank asserted publically that 30% of its IT budget in 2010 addresses compliance directives. A sad [...]
Yesterday morning London commuters reading a Metro, the local free paper, were hit with the front-page news about recent security issues on the Android platform and how Google had to use a remote ‘kill switch’ to delete up to 58 free apps from phones running its Android software without users’ permission. It was a somewhat [...]
It’s no secret that the mobile payments space is heating up and there is no question that security concerns are popping up. Today, Verifone took aim at Square over security concerns with its reader. Verifone’s CEO published an “open letter to the industry” at http://www.sq-skim.com. Here are a few excerpts: “The issue is that Square’s [...]
We keep hearing that mobile payments are coming, but to date there has been more light than heat. Why is this? In a previous Celent report, The View from the Mobile NFC Finish Line: Bank Economics in a Mature Mobile NFC Payments World, September 2009, Celent made the case that NFC payments were not in [...]
Bart Narter, Senior Vice President, Celent’s Banking Group This event is free to attend. Celent clients and the media will have access to the webinar’s PowerPoint presentation after the event. Please click here for more information.