Monitise reports FY 2015 revenue declined 6% to £89.7m. The loss was £41.8m, was at the lower end of the Company’s guidance range of a £40-50m loss. Elizabeth Buse has stepped down as CEO and from the Board. Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer Lee Cameron has been appointed CEO.
Banco Santander and Monitise are teaming to launch a joint venture agreement to launch a fintech venture builder later this year. The 50:50 joint venture will be aimed at investing in, building and scaling fintech businesses with the potential to redefine and support financial services globally.
UK-based Monitise reported an adjusted loss after tax of £38.5 million for the second half of 2014, compared to a loss of £16.4 million for the first half. The Company is currently considering strategic alternatives.
UK-based Monitise reports it is commencing a review of all options open to the Company to maximize value for shareholders, i.e. “we are for sale.” The Board believes the Company has an exciting future as an independent business, however it recognizes that there may be other businesses which could leverage Monitise’s capabilities for digital commerce enablement to significantly accelerate the growth of the business and take maximum advantage of the growth opportunities in the market today.
London-based Monitise has partnered with the MoneyPass Network to offer a range of advanced Mobile Money services and card control capabilities to card issuers in the U.S. The MoneyPass Network is operated by Elan Financial Services, a division of U.S. Bank.
London and Los Angeles-based inAuth snagged a new top executive from Monitise. Lisa Stanton, formerly the President of the Americas for Monitise, will now serve as InAuth CEO.
Monitise is powering a new suite of mobile apps for Turkish Airlines. Monitise has worked with Turkish Airlines since 2009, and designed and developed the airline’s previous ‘Fly Turkish’ apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Java and WAP.
Monitise inks a deal to move its production hosting and cloud requirements to IBM, including SoftLayer. The news comes admidst revenues from consumer-originated payments predicted to increase from $249 billion worldwide in 2012 to $460 billion in 20221, there are multiple opportunities for banks to capitalize on this growth via mobile money services.
Yaap Shopping, the Spanish mobile commerce service launched by the alliance of CaixaBank, Santander and Telefónica is being powered by Monitise. The alliance, initiated in Spain, has a mission is to create new and open digital services with a global outlook. Yaap Shopping is a virtual mobile commerce service in which thousands of retailers in Spain can generate revenue through digital interaction with consumers.
Monitise banking technology partnered Kredi Bank to offer Nuvo ‘branchless banking’ service with mobile commerce capabilities. This allows customers to open accounts and complete all their transactions via mobile and internet banking, Nuvo enables consumers to manage their money and take advantage of mobile shopping and commerce services in their own time and from anywhere. Account features include competitive interest rates, free account transactions and money transfers, and perks such as Yapı Kredi’s World Gold or Play Card loyalty programs. In addition to delivering banking convenience, Nuvo offers exclusive shopping benefits to its users, including discounts and reduced delivery costs. Nuvo is currently available on iOS and Android, in both Turkish and English.
Monitise made a series of updates to its executive leadership team and Board of Directors.Former Visa Inc. payments executive Elizabeth Buse has been appointed co-Chief Executive of Monitise Group, effective immediately. Elizabeth also joins the Company’s Board of Directors.Elizabeth, an American national who was a member of the Monitise Board from July 2010 to October 2012, will head Monitise’s day-to-day operations, overseeing technology, product, sales and marketing while Alastair focuses on key relationships with partners and industry stakeholders, corporate development and major shareholders. Strategy will continue to be set by the executive leadership team in conjunction with the Board. Monitise’s growing ecosystem of partners and clients includes more than 350 banks, payment services companies such as Visa Inc., Visa Europe and MasterCard as well as Vocalink, FIS and IBM. In the mobile space, Monitise’s customers include Telefónica, Samsung, PCCW Mobile, Turkcell and BlackBerry. In the retail ecosystem they include brands such as Blackhawk Network Holdings with its network of more than 500 content providers operating in the US and 18 other countries, eBay, Turkey’s Bilyoner and Biletix, Venda, B&Q, Carphone Warehouse and Premier Inn. Elizabeth’s appointment comes after she stepped down from her role running international operations at Visa Inc. in March 2014 as Executive Vice President of Solutions. She joined Visa Inc. in 1998 and during her time there held roles including Group President of Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, Global Head of Product, Executive Vice President of Product Development and Management and Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets & Technologies.
Monitise Mobile Money announced a new partnership with First Gulf Bank to launch new mobile banking services to consumers in the Middle East.Abu Dhabi-based First Gulf Bank is one of the leading banks in the United Arab Emirates. Monitise will support the bank in increasing the variety of Mobile Money services it offers and strengthening its position as a digital banking leader through the provision of new innovations for its customers.Through the partnership with Monitise, FGB is looking to build its mobile ecosystem with cutting-edge services to make life easier for its customers.