There is a huge digital commitment gap between bills paid online or mobile and statements delivered digitally. New research finds 72% of bills are paid through online or mobile channels”but only, only 39% of statements are delivered digitally.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: ARIBA (Award); IOFM (Studies); CASHSTAR (Award); and NACHA (Conference).
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Fred Brothers, Executive Vice President of Strategic Innovation of FIS.
Amazon launched in-app purchasing in its app store while the Kindle Fire is scheduled for a UK launch at the end of April. The future of the apps market, including best practice strategies for monetisation and distribution, is one of the main themes for discussion at this year’s conference, with major app publishers including Layar, Disney and Mind Candy joining the debate. The Open Mobile Summit is widely recognised as the thought leading event for CEOs and senior strategists in the converging mobile, Internet and media space.
Keynotes at The Open Mobile Summit, 29-30 May London this year include Dan Schulman, Group President American Express, and Peter Ayliffe, CEO of Visa Europe, set out to define the future mobile payments ecosystem. Unilever, Starbucks, EAT, Gondola Group and others joining this year’s line-up – a clear indication of the rising tide of mobile…
Wells Fargo Funds Management announced its mobile version of the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds website. Visitors can access the mobile website on all smartphones, including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices, at wfaf.com. Visitors who use their smartphones to access the Wells Fargo Advantage Funds website will be automatically redirected to the mobile version. The mobile website’s content is organized by the following categories: Our Funds: Provides current fund information, such as daily data, performance, holdings, and fund history. Market Insights: Displays the 10 most recently published thought leadership pieces.
ScanSource announced its CEO Mike Baur has been named one of CRN Magazine’s Top 100 Executives in the Channel for 2011, spotlighting the most influential executives in the industry. With a line card of the industry’s leading AIDC, POS, physical security and communications vendor partners, ScanSource has been instrumental in helping its reseller partners offer total solutions that enable them to grow and strengthen their business. That specialized focus, along with value-added services and innovative tools, like SUMO, the company’s web-based international partnering tool, enables resellers to differentiate themselves, focus on growing their sales and continue to innovate.
Google’s VP mobile wallet will join Managing Director Global Enterprise Payments at Citibank, Head of Mobile at Visa – and the new VP of mobile at PayPal to launch Google mobile wallet. A growing number of key retailers and ecommerce companies are also participating in The Open Mobile Summit this year – in particular, The Gap, Choice Hotels, 7 Eleven and HSN join the ‘Future of mobile shopping’ panel later that same day. Overall, more than 800 senior strategists from across converging mobile, Internet, media and commerce will gather this year for the 4th annual Open Mobile Summit, happening in San Francisco this November 2-4th.
The Westpac Group has selected online consumer, business banking and corporate services from Fiserv to power the bankâs Online Transformation Program. With this, Westpac will bring increasingly more sophisticated online services and tools to its consumer and business customers. This is in addition to Westpac having implemented the Fiserv “Corillian Online” and “Voyager” banking solutions. Fiserv and The Westpac Group will collaborate to provide online services through a customer-centric design which will enable customers to drive their transactions through a multi-lingual, customizable user interface and the ability to interface with multiple mobile devices. With “Corillian Online,” users can access relevant, actionable information while “Voyager” targets business banking users.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Kazakhstan Commercial Banking Report Q2 2010” report to their offering. Kazakhstan Commercial Banking Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, banking associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Kazakhstan’s commercial banking industry.
The report profiles BTA Bank, Kazkommertsbank, Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan, Alliance Bank,HSBC Kazakhstan,KZI Bank
Value chain strategists ModusLink Global Solutions is now offering
“ModusLink Rebate” web-based customer loyalty solution. “ModusLink
Rebate” includes both online and offline rebate processing to accelerate
fulfillment and automate the complete rebate process from
validation and financial reconciliation to fulfillment and tracking.
Through ModusLink Rebate, clients are able to strengthen relationships
with customers, improve process efficiencies and cycle time for payments
and increase visibility into claims. ModusLink Rebate is offered as part
of ModusLinkâs e-Business Suite of
Solutions, which can be leveraged in any industry, by virtually any
manufacturer. The e-Business Suite of Solutions combines ModusLinkâs
many years of vertical market, supply chain and e-Business experience
with best-of-breed technologies and standardized processes to help
clients manage the complete range of online business-to-business and
business-to-consumer supply chain activities.
Cultural trend researcher Iconoculture has released analysis on the ways in which Americans shop and the impact of the economy on shopping trends. Gift cards sales will continue to be strong this holiday season but there will be changes this year. Squeezed budgets will force more shoppers to opt for lower card values, and more gift cards will show up in cool packaging, as more consumers look to balance the simple convenience of gift cards with the restoration of gift-giving excitement.