Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Consumers are increasingly becoming more comfortable with mobile banking, payment and shopping to the point where the value of global transactions on the go will jump from $162 billion in 2010 to nearly a $1 trillion by 2014, according to research firm Yankee Group.
Less than a month after rolling out its mobile payment technology across the United States, coffee giant Starbucks says its customers have made 1 million payments via the app-based system -- which stores a virtual Starbucks Card on a mobile phone, for scanning at the register.
A microfinance pilot project pioneered in Africa turned into one of the world's most successful mobile banking systems thanks to one woman's bus fare getting stolen. Now the service could make its way to the United Kingdom.
According to Google executives, two-thirds of all purchases and half of transactions will occur on mobile devices by 2015. Consumer coupons will also transition from their current rate of 80 percent push to 80 percent opt-in four years from now, said David Shapiro, Google's director of small business marketing.
PayPal is now rolling out its micropayments service so developers can integrate it into their websites.
Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card processing network, will buy the online payments company PlaySpan Inc for $190 million, continuing to expand its e-commerce and mobile payments businesses.
Two Texas banks have introduced mobile banking services from First Data Corp. American Bank of Texas in Marble Falls and Waggoner National Bank in Vernon are now using First Data's Mobile Manager mBanking system.
Rapid consumer adoption of smartphones and increased use of the mobile Web will result in more customers using online banking to check balances, review transactions, or receive alerts, according to the latest Forrester research.
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A study of 20 financial institutions around the world that offer mobile banking, commissioned by Accenture and conducted by TowerGroup, has found a Middle Eastern bank that is getting an eye-popping 300 percent return on investment by letting its two million mobile banking customers pay bills on their mobile devices.
Twelve percent of online adults used mobile banking in 2010. By 2015, however, Forrester estimates that one in five adults will have turned to mobile banking.
One of the hottest mobile topics in 2011 is shaping up to be mobile payments. Not only does it have the potential to stimulate growth in mobile shopping, but also parallel areas of mobile development like gaming, social media, LBS, and even search.
Using our mobile phones as wallets is closer to reality. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom, parent company of T-Mobile USA, says it will unleash the capability to its customers this year.
Mobile payments will grow in value from last year’s $162 billion to $984 billion in 2014. The number of NFC-enabled phones will increase from 834,000 to 151 million during that period.
The global market for mobile payments is expected to reach $680 billion by 2016, with that for contactless payments estimated to exceed $320 billion.
PayPal says mobile commerce is taking off in Australia and will be a big area of growth in 2011. "In Australia mobile payments grew 12 fold in 2010, reaching a value of $35 million up from just $2.7 million in 2009," says Frerk-Malte Feller of PayPal.
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