Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard First to Place Their Cards in the Isis(TM) Mobile Wallet
"Isis(TM), the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, today announced that Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard have entered into agreements with Isis enabling their credit, debit and prepaid cards to be placed into the Isis Mobile Wallet. Starting in mid-2012, consumers will be able to load their eligible Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard cards into their Isis Mobile Wallet and shop at participating merchants, starting with locations across Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas."
Chase Selects Gemalto for Trusted Service Management
"Chase announced today that it has selected Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a leader in digital security, to provide its Trusted Service Management (TSM) solution for Chase's enterprise-wide mobile payments platform. Gemalto's TSM will provision and manage the credit and debit card data of Chase customers, validating authenticity and supporting information delivery over the air. The Isis(TM) mobile wallet, developed through a joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, will be the first to benefit from this partnership.
3 Hot Banking Markets Beyond the Obvious
"When it comes to identifying potential geographic markets for growth and investment, banks and technology companies alike have been focusing on the prominent BRIC nations: Brazil, Russia, India and China. While these four dominant countries have populations, economies, infrastructures and cultures that are attractive to financial services organizations seeking new opportunities to grow beyond their local bases, it may be increasingly difficult for outside players to differentiate themselves as the competition accelerates."
Consumers lives becoming more digital, including financial management
"Consumers are increasingly gravitating toward online and mobile channels for daily financial management, and that tablet banking services will be increasingly in demand, according to the Fiserv Consumer Trends survey. The survey was completed by 3,000 individuals representative of the U.S. online population of households in August 2011."
Bank of the James to launch mobile banking options
"Bank of the James is launching applications for smartphones starting Monday that allow customers to check balances, pay bills and transfer funds from anywhere. The bank launched social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ on Thursday. It also will have a YouTube channel. In addition to mobile applications and a new website for viewing on mobile phones, the company will start a service where users can send a text message for functions like checking an account balance."