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Barclays sees mobile banking surge

Barclays, a UK bank, said customer transactions worth over £4 billion were processed on smartphones in August alone – almost £1,500 every second – and that the Barclays Mobile Banking and Pingit Apps have been downloaded five million times since they were …

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Wal-Mart to launch mobile banking

US retail giant Wal-Mart and prepaid card provider Green Dot are to launch a mobile-first bank account called GoBank targeted at cost-conscious consumers. “GoBank comes with a range of features that on-the-go, mobile-centric consumers need, including instant person-to-person payments, pay-anyone …

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Softcard cleans up with new service

US payments venture Softcard has struck a deal with USA Technologies whereby consumers can make NFC-based payments on the most up-to-date laundry machines. Under the agreement, consumers using Setomatic Systems’ new SpyderWash Elite laundry machines enabled with NFC and SmartTap …