Mobile Banking & Payments

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Apple and IBM launch cloud-based mobile apps for financial services firms

Apple and IBM launched their first cloud-based mobile business applications as part of their partnership, drawing support from Citi for the apps geared toward financial services firms. The partnership, called IBM MobileFirst for iOS, is aimed at bringing IBM's big data and cloud services to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise.

NFC, HCE technology to push mobile payments to nearly 200 billion by 2019

The number of mobile commerce transactions is expected to jump to 195 billion by 2019, up from 72 billion this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research. The highest growth rates are...

Purchase of Visa Europe could cost $10 billion and adversely affect operations, Visa says

Visa Inc. says a purchase of Visa Europe from the banks that own it could cost $10 billion and result in a "material and adverse effect on operations and net income," according to an annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company puts the likelihood that European banks would exercise their options to sell Visa Europe to the U.S. card company at 40 percent.

American Express to offer mid-market companies cloud-based payment tools

American Express is planning to offer mid-sized businesses cloud-based tools for automated commercial payments to suppliers. The tools, being offered by the American Express Global Corporate Payments division in partnership with cloud-based financial management vendor Intacct, will allow mid-sized businesses to log on to a cloud-based tool and send checks to a supplier and automatically update the general ledger  by clicking a button.

JPMorgan cutting 3,000 more jobs in cards and mortgages

JPMorgan Chase & Co. plans to cut 3,000 more jobs than it originally forecasted in February, with 2,000 of the extra job cuts coming in credit cards, merchant services and auto loans areas, and the remaining 1,000 coming from the home loan unit.

Visa to make development tools open to outside programmers

Visa is aiming to offer increased personalization to its customers and is willing to work more closely with partners and outside developers to achieve it. That includes external programmers access to application program interfaces and software development kits to build on.

Mobile payments take sides in burger wars

PayPal added sizzle to the mobile payments battles this week, announcing it has partnered with Burger King for mobile payments, just months after Apple Pay announced that it has a partnership with McDonald's.  

Citi slims bank branches, RBS cuts them

Citigroup is planning to revamp its branch network by transitioning to smaller bank branches that have less than half the square-footage of a current average branch. Meanwhile Royal Bank of Scotland announced a revamp of its own--earmarking 154 branches, or at least 5 percent of its branch network, for closure.

GlobeOne financial community plans banking with free money transfers

A technology company called GlobeOne is planning to launch a new type of community banking next year--global community banking. Unveiled at Money20/20, GlobeOne will launch in partnership with...

Banking on mobility

Just as many consumers have a bank-branded credit or debit card in their wallets as a go-to payment method, the banking community would like its role in a mobile wallet to be at least as prominent.