Mobile malware headache looms for security managers

Attacks: not 'if' but 'when' ...

A 400% increase in malware for mobile devices masks a security scene where many of the threats are much as they have been for several years – but where the volume of attacks means that firms should think in terms of when they will be attacked rather than if they will be.

PermataBank pilots BlackBerry Messenger Payments with Monitise

Indonesia is the largest economy in South-East Asia

Indonesia-based  PermataBank has developed the first mobile payments service for the BlackBerry Messenger service.  The bank has teamed up with UK mobile banking solutions provider Monitise to roll out a commercial pilot of BBM Money in the country ahead of a full launch. BlackBerry users will have the option to access a Mobile Money account from their […]

Commerzbank adopts visual security tool for mobile payments

Commerzbank has adopted new security tools

Germany’s Commerzbank has adopted a visual transaction signing tool from British security firm Cronto for its online banking customers, designed to protect against Trojan malware.

Industry veteran jumps ship to mobile operator payment venture

Sear is a well-know figure in the payments industry

Weve, the advertising and commerce joint venture between mobile network operators Vodafone, O2 and EE, has hired payments industry veteran David Sear as its permanent chief executive.

Mobile to dominate rise in retail bank IT spending


Further evidence that bank IT spending is growing again comes from industry analysts at Ovum, which is predicting overall growth of 3.4% among retail banks, reaching $118.6 billion in 2013, as they focus on “customer satisfaction and revenue growth”.

Report: State of the enterprise tablet market – the new age of mobile computing

2016 brought us many new digital banks

The enterprise is experiencing massive changes as the major technology trends of cloud computing and tablets are intersecting to upset the balance of legacy computing environments.

Banish Missed Trade Misery …

No ordinary clock ...

A study shows that 62% of City traders “admit to missing key investment or sell opportunities because they didn’t keep track of time zone differences”.

Riding the payments roller-coaster

The payments infrastructure is a "competitive edge for banks".

UK banks are still in “a difficult place” as they face economic uncertainty, increased cost and competitive pressures, complex regulations and rapid technological changes – but the changes that are happening in the payments industry offer scope for them to reclaim the initiative and deploy innovative solutions.

CGI in mobile alliance with Monitise


CGI, which recently acquired UK software house Logica, has formed a partnership with mobile banking and payment specialist Monetise to offer joint services for banking and payments companies using the Monitise platform.

The African banking evolution: High-Street banking on your doorstep

Simon Pont, chief executive of ECR Retail Systems.

Mobile phones may have revolutionised the way of life of the African population, but when it comes to mobile banking there are a variety of technologies circulating which each provide precise services and levels of connectivity and functionality, writes Simon Pont, chief executive of ECR Retail Systems.