Tag: Mobile banking

Why will mobile financial services & NFC be any better…

In our latest post answering questions from mobile influencers here at Mobile World Congress, we’re taking a look at questions from Mobile Heroes’ Helen Keegan relating to mobile financial services (MFS). Helen asked us how MFS (and specifically NFC) will improve on the services which online banking providers have now offered for a number of […]

The time is right for mobile payments in the US

My esteemed colleague Gordon Beatty took part in a panel discussion at SXSW this week, sitting alongside Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer of Isis, and consultant Toni Merschen. The topic was mobile payments, looking in particular at how we can expect the advancing technology to transform mobile shopping. The ubiquity of smartphones means that mobile […]

Emerging payments in emerging markets

Today, smartphones give us round-the-clock access to a wealth of information and services. We can book hotels, email colleagues or reserve a table at our favourite restaurant (and even pay the bill via the handset). But what about those of us who don’t own a smartphone?  In countries such as the US and the UK, […]

Shop Safe With Your Mobile This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to shop.  Every year on Black Friday consumers wake up early and head out to get the best deals on holiday gifts.  More and more, though, they are doing the shopping online from home, with some sleeping in or getting up at 3am to get the […]

Would NFC and mobile banking be better targeted at emerging…

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 […]

Mobile World Congress: and the winner is…

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 […]