Monitise to develop banking app for BlackBerry - Mobile World Live

Monitise to develop banking app for BlackBerry

17 MAR 2011

Monitise, a global mobile money
solutions provider, has announced it
is developing a new banking app for UK
BlackBerry smartphone users.

The mobile banking app, which will be launched this summer, will deliver a high quality look, feel and user experience specifically tailored for BlackBerry smartphones.

The app functionality is being developed via Globe, Monitise’s technology platform which allows financial institutions, service providers, payment companies and processors to create a wide array of mobile money services in both developed and emerging markets.

RIM’s inherent security in the BlackBerry wireless platform makes it a natural fit for mobile banking and payments applications, Monistise stated.

The new client services app in development for the BlackBerry platform is a key part of Monitise’s global growth strategy to deliver mobile money services more quickly, to an ever-increasing number of customers.

Welcoming the partnership, Monitise chief executive, Alastair Lukies, said: “Entering new partnerships is fundamental to our strategic focus on strengthening the global footprint of our mobile money business. The ecosystem for mobile money is evolving fast with key players across mobile, financial institutions, retail, transport, social media and advertising increasingly migrating towards a richer array of services that create enhanced value for consumers.

“The new app we’re developing for the BlackBerry platform will be an exciting enhancement to the mobile banking experience for BlackBerry smartphone users. Banks who deploy the app will be able to deepen relationships with their customers who use BlackBerry smartphones by offering better, faster, smoother control of their money through their handset. We look forward to working closely with RIM to deliver these services and announcing further updates.”

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