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4 ways to compete in mobile banking: "Mobilis in mobili"

The essence of banking in the 21st century is digital.

And by digital I really mean mobile, since most studies show that web traffic will become residual as mobile takes over as the "primary screen" among digitally connected consumers. By 2020, research estimates only around 6% of users will access services via PC. 

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Mobile, mobile banking, IoT, digital banking, Mobile PFM

Author: Luis Rodriguez, VP Product Strategy on Apr 12, 2016

Strands Loop meets Android Wear: sneak peek into our R&D

In my last post about wearables, I explained how this new kind of device could improve people's lives, especially their financial lives.

I reviewed the state of the art in wearable devices, shared my outlook for the next few years, and described the similarities between the first version of the Apple Watch and the first version of the iPhone. I also promised to keep you updated on our progress with Android, so here you have a prototype of how Strands Loop looks on Android Wear: 

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Topics: Wearables, Mobile, Android Wear

Author: Felix Garcia, Mobile Tech Lead on Mar 11, 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016: FinTech Highlights

The Mobile World Congress wrapped up this week, and it was an incredible event. MWC has always been the place where people go to learn more about the most innovative technologies, latest trends in mobile, and to debate key issues in the industry. In 2016, the congress continued to lead the discourse. It´s impossible to follow everything so we´ve handpicked the best payments related bits for you. 

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Topics: FinTech, Mobile, Innovation, Mobile World Congress, payments

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Feb 26, 2016

Unleashing the Power of Wearable Devices

Wearables, attachables or implantables are going to become household names for most of us within the next few years. The next generation of smart devices is certainly evolving in that direction, especially in sectors like healthcare (medicine, fitness & wellness), heavy industries, retail and military. According to forecasts, the wearable electronics business will increase from $20 billion in 2015 to almost $70 billion in 2025 . At the same time, as the price of these devices becomes more affordable, adoption will speed up considerably, especially in more unexpected places like the office. “By 2020, wearables will be commonplace at many businesses and become central to how their employees do their jobs”, reads a statement that summarizes how CIOs should be prepared for this revolution. And this is only the beginning...

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Topics: FinTech, Wearables, Apple, Mobile, applications, iOS, Apple Watch

Author: Felix Garcia, Mobile Tech Lead on Jun 22, 2015

Reaching the Unbanked in Emerging Markets

Mobile money services (MMS) are spreading rapidly across much of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, reaching over 60% of the world’s developing countries. The number of registered mobile money accounts has grown to just under 300 million globally in 2014. As this represents only 8% of mobile connections in markets where MMS are available, there is significant potential for future growth.

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Topics: Disrupting Banking, FinTech, Digital Transformation, Unbanked, Mobile, Underbanked

Author: Cesar J. Richardson, VP Sales and Operations (Americas) on Mar 6, 2015

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