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MicroSD-led NFC products may do more harm than good

DeviceFidelity's launch of an NFC-enabling cover for the iPhone follows hot on the heels of other developments to convert mobile handsets into contactless form factors. Given the sensitivity surrounding the NFC business model, this will provide added impetus for acquirers to build contactless acceptance but risks alienating mobile operators from future discussions around mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2010
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Microsoft cautiously taps digital currency opportunity

Microsoft's move to accept Bitcoin payments is a proactive endeavor to tap into the growing awareness of digital currencies. However, for a number of reasons it is unlikely that such payment options will become widely used in the near term.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2014
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Mobile bankers: profitable but fickle

Banks will have to work hard to earn the loyalty of mobile bankers. Research by Datamonitor Financial has found that although mobile banking enthusiasts are a very profitable segment to target, they are also prone to defection.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2014
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Mobile banking overtaking online

Improvements in mobile banking functionality mean it is overtaking online banking and will be the main point of customer contact in the future. US Bank's Photo Bill Pay is an example of mobile banking convenience that desktops cannot match.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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Mobile innovation bypasses security wall

In the US Bank of the West has enabled its mobile banking users to access their account details without logging in, while St.George Bank in Australia has done the same. This will lead to uptake by more providers, and other services following suit where there is less danger of account details being exposed to fraud.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2013
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New personal care products: focusing on the benefits of the freezer

Frozen products appear to be gaining ground in personal care, as this month's roundup of new products shows. As well as a freezable sore throat pouch, a frozen cube has been launched for sensual massage. Elsewhere, antioxidant fruits have become popular, appearing in a new blusher.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2008
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New US bank aims to reinvent personal banking but faces traditional obstacles

Upon its US launch in 2011, BankSimple aims to provide an easy, intuitive, and social banking platform for people who appreciate simple online services. The web-based bank will partner with other financial institutions which will hold the actual deposits, while it focuses on the customer experience. However, its lack of physical presence and unconventional approach may limit its appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2011
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Online investment management steps up

The proliferation of online investment services poses an increasingly severe threat to the traditional brick and mortar business model. Only those wealth managers willing and able to evolve will remain competitive in the mass affluent space.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2014
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P2P payments a big boost for SnapChat

SnapChat's trademark filings signal the company is looking to facilitate fund transfers via its instant messaging service. SnapChat is tapping into the rising popularity of mobile payment services ahead of competitors.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2014
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Packaged accounts are key to rebuilding global banking revenues

By offering added-value packaged accounts in return for higher monthly fees, banks can counter the decline in their core sources of revenue.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2012

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