Bank of the West Launches Mobile BankingAugust 24, 2010San Francisco-based Bank of the West ($61 billion in assets) announced Tuesday the launch of its mobile banking platform, which enables a several account functions through SMS.
Citi to be First U.S. Bank to Deploy MasterCard inControlAugust 17, 2010New York-based Citi will be the first U.S. bank to deploy MasterCard's inControl service, adding new functionality for cardholders by the end of this year. The new service will give cardholders the ability to set spending limits, set budgets and rules for
KeyBank Deploys Mobile Money to All CustomersAugust 12, 2010Cleveland-based KeyBank ($94 billion in assets) rolled out mobile banking services to all of its customers this week through Fiserv, Inc.'s Mobile Money product. It is one of the first banks in the United States to roll Mobile Money out - which enables var
Societe Generale Deploys Mobile Payments in AfricaJune 28, 2010European financial services company Societe Generale today is deploying a mobile payment service to banked and unbanked customers in Africa who have access to a mobile phone. Launched thorugh Societe Generale de Banques au Senegal, Yoban'tel by Obopay is a
Chase Rolls Out Instant Action Text AlertsMay 26, 2010Chase rolled out new mobile banking features leveraging SMS technology to alert customers about low account balances and transfer emergency funds from qualifying accounts.
Fighting Fraud With TextsNovember 20, 2008By using SMS to alert customers to possible breaches, banks could enlist consumers in the fight against fraud -- but the industry is far from achieving dynamic information sharing.