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Visa bolsters tokenization to calm security concerns around mobile payments

July 25, 2014

With recent surveys showing that security concerns are one of the biggest holdups in mobile payments adoption, Visa is hoping a soon-to-be released tokenization service will resonate with both consumers and merchants.

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Pizza Hut, Staples ready rollout of mobile-friendly Visa Checkout

July 17, 2014

Pizza Hut and Staples are among the merchants preparing to accept a new payment option from Visa that promises to streamline mobile checkout by digitizing consumers’ credit cards.

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Discover’s customer-service app also drives commerce

July 7, 2014

More customers are signing up for a Discover credit card via mobile app than expected, one senior executive at the financial services firm said.

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BBVA implements HCE mobile payments through Visa to improve security

July 3, 2014

Spanish banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria is introducing a commercial solution leveraging Host Card Emulation technology through financial service corporation Visa.

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Fidelity trades for personalization on updated mobile apps

June 4, 2014

On the heels of rapid user growth in 2013, Fidelity has launched new versions of its mobile applications that allow for greater personalization and feature optimized contextual content for easier investing on the go.

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Chase leads in mobile banking functionality for third straight year: Forrester

May 29, 2014

Chase earned the highest score of 69 out of 100 in an evaluation by Forrester Research of the five largest retail banks in the U.S., and was cited for its strong transactional and cross-channel features in mobile.

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Sberbank enhances banking app with HCE-enabled mobile payments

May 28, 2014

Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia, will soon begin testing Host Card Emulation for mobile payments, making it the largest bank so far to embrace the burgeoning solution for making tap-and-go payments more widely available.

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Remote deposit capture is approaching universal availability: report

May 27, 2014

While consumers love the convenience of mobile remote deposit capture, the service has not been universally adopted by financial institutions because of perceived potential risks but this could change, with virtually all financial institutions expected to soon offer such capabilities, according to a new report.

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TD Canada Trust taps NFC to scale Canadian mobile payments

May 19, 2014

TD Canada Trust gets a leg-up on competitors as the first North America bank to offer mobile payments across all three of Canada’s carriers.

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Banks dissatisfaction grows due to lack of mobile, social capabilities: report

April 25, 2014

For the first time in three years, banks are experiencing a decline in positive customer experiences that is largely driven by Gen Y’s expectations for mobile and social banking experiences, according to a new report from Capgemini.

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