Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mobile Banking Updates - Mar 17
Mobile Deposit Combines the Old and New in Bank Technology
"Remote deposit capture (RDC), long tied to the PC and desktop scanner, has arrived at its ultimate destination -- anywhere, anytime check deposits through popular mobile banking capabilities and smartphones. By combining powerful technology trends and strong consumer demand with a traditional banking process, mobile deposit enables financial institutions banks to retain customers, prevent the fragmentation of customers’ banking relationships and, ultimately, forever change the bank’s relationship with its customers."
Onsite Coverage: Mobile Message at BAI is ‘Go Big or Go Home’
"What a change a year makes. The loud message at a morning session on mobile banking at the BAI Payments Connect conference in Phoenix is this: "Go big or go home." Mobile banking adoption now is occurring at a “dizzying rate,” said panelist Bob Hedges, a managing director at research firm AlixPartners. Before, AlixPartners had talked about mobile banking “nearing” a “tipping point” – but it’s there and well beyond that now, Hedges said at the Monday session."
Centier Bank Improves Banking Security with Mobile-based Card On/Off Support
"In an effort to increase mobile adoption and enhance customers' security options, Merrillville, Ind.-based Centier Bank has implemented new mobile banking functionality from Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) to allow its customers to better manage debit cards from their mobile devices. CSI's newest mobile application enhancement, referred to as Card On/Off, allows users to manually enable or disable the use of their debit card within the bank's mobile app in the event the card is lost or stolen."
Millennials embrace mobile banking
"Meryn Oswald is 23, just out of college and can’t remember the last time she was in a bank branch office. Her father, Jim Oswald, who’s executive vice president and chief lending officer for Affinity Bank of Pennsylvania, is amazed watching his daughter bank on her phone. This is one reason the Spring Township bank is exploring mobile banking."
Report: 1 billion mobile banking customers by 2017
"Bill payment from a tablet is, not surprisingly, on the rise. Analysts at Juniper Research said that growing acceptance of mobile banking coupled with a rise in tablet adoption will push users of transactional tablet banking to nearly 200 million consumers in 2017. That's about 19 percent of all mobile banking customers, the report said. Juniper said adoption of bill payment via tablets will be higher in developed areas, as they have a higher adoption of tablet devices overall."