AT&T to Implement Mobile Banking
Mar 27, 2007, 10:57 AM by (staff)
The wireless division of AT&T has signed agreements with BankcorpSouth, Regions Financial, SunTrust Banks and Wachovia and will offer a mobile banking program to subscribers. Users will be able to pay bills electronically and manage accounts with an application from Firethorn that resides on the handset. The software will be pre-loaded on phones beginning in the second half of 2007. The service will be available free of charge and follows an extensive trial conducted last year. No word on when the service will actually be available, but AT&T is planning a large marketing campaign for later this year.
Several Banks Add Android Pay to Their Own Apps
Google has partnered with a small number of financial institutions in order to ease the process of signing up for Android Pay. Several banks, including Bank of America, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, mBank, and USAA, now let customers add debit/credit cards directly to Android Pay from within the mobile banking app.
Google Launching Android Pay Today
Google said it is making Android Pay, its reborn mobile payment service, available to Android handsets beginning today. The app will be pushed to small batches of users over the next week, according to Google.
Android Pay and PayPal Now Play Nice
Google's Android Pay service is now compatible with PayPal. The companies today announced that Android Pay users can opt to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when making tap-and-go payments at retail stores or on the web.
More Banks and Retailers Sign Up to Support Apple Pay
Apple Pay has garnered more support from banks and retailers around the country, according to the New York Times. SunTrust, Barclaycard, and USAA have already agreed to support Apple Pay with their cards, and 10 more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, are adding support for Apple Pay beginning today.
Mastercard Adds Retail Mobile Payments to Bank Apps
Android owners will soon be able to use their own mobile banking app — rather than Android Pay or Samsung Pay — to make tap-and-go payments in stores. Mastercard has expanded its Masterpass program to mobile devices so consumers can make contactless payments at various retailers.
Nice...IF you live in the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic states