Belfast-based PiggyPot is expanding rapidly following a successful trial earlier this year. The company, who are on a mission to make it easier and more rewarding to set aside funds for the future, is looking to grow it’s team with four new full-time positions ranging from iOS and Backend Developers to Designers.
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Mobile banking just got easier for millions of customers with today’s debut of the redesigned Chase Mobile App for Android, the latest round of innovation to enhance and personalize banking for Chase customers. More than 17 million customers use the Chase Mobile App, up 23% from a year ago and 60% from two years ago. The app enhancements for Android customers will make mobile banking with a more streamlined login, a new design that helps customers locate key information and offer enhanced design elements and functionality that make navigation easier and more intuitive. The enhanced Chase Mobile App for Android has a similar look and feel to the updated Chase Mobile App for iPhone, which Chase released earlier this year.
EVO Payments International (EVO) card payment acquirer entered into a long-term, exclusive relationship with Bank of Ireland to provide merchant acquiring services in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The roll out of these services – which will be marketed under the name Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance – will commence later this year. Under this exclusive arrangement, Bank of Ireland and EVO will provide merchant customers with a wide range of market-leading debit and credit card payment solutions. By combining EVO’s full suite of services with the Bank’s reputation and reach, Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance will offer a variety of solutions that will appeal to both new and existing customers.
Money Dashboard announced the availability of the mobile edition of its popular free service smart account aggregation service that automatically analyses spending across accounts to help people better understand their finances and manage their money. The mobile edition of Money Dashboard has been specifically designed to provide users with a streamlined interface, which makes accessing your personal financial information ‘on-the-go’ easier and clearer than ever before. The launch of the mobile site is a key part of a larger growth strategy from a £2.7 million investment round in November 2013. This is the first phase in Money Dashboard’s wider mobile strategy that will see native Android and iOS apps launched over the coming months. Additional features will also be launched in the near future, building an even more powerful tool for smart account management, yet retaining its core easy to use and understand philosophy.
Fexco completed the acquisition and subsequent funding of mobile payments and loyalty start-up, FLASHiZ, in partnership with BNP Paribas Personal Finance. FLASHiZ focuses on the delivery of mpayment solutions using both QR codes and NFC to enable consumers to pay in shops, online, make peer-to-peer transfers and pay paper invoices. The FLASHiZ platform greatly simplifies merchant integration and opens up a new mobile payment method for consumers. Merchants can use the platform to link a variety of payment methods with loyalty and couponing functionality in a way that forges deeper relationships with their own customers. Deployed at more than 500 outlets, the company has built up a steady pipeline of new deployments in key European markets.
Chase took top honors in the Keynote Mobile Banking Scorecard for overall mobile web experience in Q1 2013. This is Chase’s third consecutive win in Keynote’s ranking of mobile offerings among the 15 largest U.S. banks. In the latest Keynote Scorecard, Chase ranked #1 in two of four categories – Functionality and Ease of Use – to take the top spot overall. Features include “QuickDeposit” mobile check deposit capability; “QuickPay” person-to-person payment service; and Chase Instant Action Alerts to notify customers of a low balance. The Scorecard measures and ranks the 15 largest retail banks in the United States based on a list of more than 100 criteria in four main categories, developed from user testing and research.
Chase ranked #1 for both U.S. and global banks in Forrester Research’s 2013 Global and U.S. Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings for a score of 71 out of 100 – fifteen points above the report’s average score of 56 in the 15-bank study. Chase stood out for its mobile banking offerings across multiple touchpoints, including smartphone apps, mobile websites and two-way Short Message Service (SMS). Forrester also recognized Chase’s money movement features such as bill pay – including the ability to add a payee – and mobile transfer capabilities. Chase Mobile provides apps on multiple platforms and Instant Action Alerts to notify customers of a low balance, and to allow them to transfer money by replying to the text message.
Fiserv financial services technology solutions announced ATM Solutions independent deployer and operator of retail ATMs will implement Fiserv solutions to help manage its ATMs. Using “Device Manager” and “Logix” from Fiserv, ATM Solutions will now be able to improve ATM profitability and operational efficiency and automate device management. Fiserv “Device Manager” will allow ATM Solutions to manage the availability of its ATM network, from automated fault detection and service provider dispatch to tracking and escalation, while “Logix” support, measurement and asset management is helping ATM Solutions improve the profitability and efficiency of its ATM and self-service devices.
BoxPAY, a mobile payments provider for web merchants, game developers, and other e-businesses, has announced the opening of their new North American base in San Francisco, California. The office is in place to manage US and Canadian-based web merchants who are looking to use the boxPAY product to bill in 40 + countries all over…
Visa appointed Gavin Krugel to its global mobile team to support the activation of mobile money programs for Fundamo customers, where he was previous and which was recently-acquired by Visa. The Fundamo mobile money platform extends Visa products to unbanked consumers in developing economies. The platform specializes in the implementation of mobile money services across developing markets in Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Gavin was also senior director at the GSMA, the global association that represents the worldwide mobile industry, where he led the GSMA’s mobile money efforts in international remittances and in making financial services available to the unbanked through mobile, such as the Mobile Money for the Unbanked and Mobile Money Transfer initiatives.
Merchant Warehouse merchant accounts and credit card processing solutions partnered with CurveNorth to launch an online application process allowing agents to sign merchants up for accounts in real-time, without the hassle of paper faxes. Through the demonstration, CB App Express will show agents in the field how to maximize their time when working with customers. The merchant simply completes the application online (currently iPad compatible), signs the document electronically and once the merchant confirms receipt of the completed application, it is submitted to be processed. Merchant Warehouse offers secure payment processing solutions and merchant account services to merchants and partners nationwide.