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Monitise maintains strategic alliances with organizations that complement our goal of delivering premier mobile banking, payment and commerce solutions. Our partners include organizations from the financial services industry, systems integrators, ISPs, device manufacturers and others:
Visa and Monitise have been working together since 2009, when the companies entered a global strategic alliance. The agreement enables Visa to mobilize its 1.9 billon account holders in the US and other key geographies, as well as to create new mobile solutions that replicate the ease, reliability and security of traditional Visa payments via customized mobile applications and through the mobile web.
"Working in collaboration with Monitise, Visa has made a significant enhancement to its issuer processing platform, Visa DPS, to offer mobile services that are fully managed by Visa and can be accessed with any mobile device, any mobile channel, and with any eligible debit, credit or prepaid account. The services offered by Visa DPS are a one-stop solution for Visa clients who want to serve their customers through the mobile channel without making significant investments in hardware, software or mobile expertise."John Partridge
Monitise's presence in North America was established in 2007, following a joint venture between Monitise and FIS, one of the world's largest global providers dedicated to banking and payments technologies. In October 2011, Monitise bought out FIS's 51% stake in the joint venture, with FIS taking a 3.3% equity stake in Monitise.
In December 2011, Monitise signed a five-year strategic partnership agreement with FIS to create innovative mobile money services for existing and new clients.
IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits. Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 17,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.'
Diebold will distribute and provide managed services for the Monitise solution, which can be deployed either on-premise or as a managed service.
"Today's banking customers appreciate having options that allow them to conduct their business, anywhere, at any time. The Monitise solution's mobile banking technology literally places these options at their fingertips, which goes a long way in enhancing customer satisfaction and, ultimately, in strengthening relationships."Charles E. Ducey, Jr.,
WAUSAU is a premier provider of payment and remittance processing solutions, serving businesses of all types to develop strategies that move money faster. With its products, services and consulting, WAUSAU works with customers to speed check processing, electronic presentment, ACH payments, transaction processing, distributed capture and enterprise content management. WAUSAU's innovative solutions provide results for a wide range of organizations, including financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, retail businesses and governmental agencies.
WAUSAU is integrating the Monitise solution's technology with its remittance processing managed service to empower its customers to include payments via mobile phones as part of their lockbox offering to their clients.
"The Monitise solution is the most innovative yet simple and user-friendly solution in mobile payments. By leveraging the Monitise solution, WAUSAU is further enhancing value for our customers by offering an easily-integrated mobile solution to our industry-leading suite of remittance products."Kathy Strasser
Mitek Systems (OTC: MITK.OB) is an innovator of advanced image analytics and mobile document capture applications for camera phones. For over twenty years, the company has developed the most comprehensive suite of intelligent character recognition software used to test, clean, authenticate and extract data from imaged checks, documents and objects, and its software is used to process more than ten billion transactions per year.
Mitek's Mobile Deposit supports the payments industry standards for Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), and extends mobile deposit capabilities to millions of consumers who use cell phones equipped with a camera. The Monitise solution will integrate Mitek's Mobile Deposit application into its mobile banking and payments platform.
"Mobile Deposit is rapidly becoming a crucial part of any mobile banking offering. By integrating Mobile Deposit, the Monitise solution will enable customers to deposit checks from anywhere and adds new convenience and value to the Monitise solution's rich mobile banking offering."James DeBello
VocaLink is an international payments partner to banks, their corporate customers and government departments. They design and deliver smarter domestic and international automated payments systems, and smarter ATM switching solutions. VocaLink's switching platform connects over 60,000 ATMs, while its payments platform processes over 500 million payments every month.
By leveraging the Monitise solution, VocaLink will further expand on its strategy of enabling financial services institutions to implement and benefit from end-to-end, inter-bank, real-time payments solutions. Organizations in the banking sector can now integrate the sophisticated Monitise mobile payments solution with VocaLink's Immediate Payments solution and Multi Channel Gateway product.
"As smartphone sales continue to soar and consumer demand for mobile banking increases, financial services organizations can no longer ignore the huge potential of the mobile channel when it comes to delivering a successful consumer payments strategy. Our partnership with the Monitise solution will enable banks to effectively deliver innovative banking solutions, benefiting from a truly end-to-end solution."Marc Terry
Blackstone Technology Group is a global IT consultancy and staff augmentation firm. Blackstone's mission is to implement innovative IT and business process solutions that help its clients address industry challenges, cost containment and transformation in their competitive marketplaces.
Blackstone is supporting the successful implementation of the Monitise solution at Monitise's financial institution clients.
"Blackstone is poised to take its mobile solution capabilities to the next level by leveraging the Monitise solution."Kenneth Hans
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest and longest-running technology alliance programs of its type, bringing over 1,000 complementary solutions across more than 300 organizations together. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA's commitment to driving inventive collaboration across the industry and support standards-based interoperability with its information-centric security solutions to help protect information, identities and infrastructures.
Monitise joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program for interoperability between the Monitise solution and RSA® Adaptive Authentication from RSA, the Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC). Monitise's financial institution customers will now have the option of securing their mobile web and Smart Client deployments with the same risk-based authentication platform currently used by over 8,000 organizations in the healthcare, financial services, government, insurance, automotive, real estate, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries to protect more than a quarter of a billion users worldwide. UMB Bank will be the latest to go live with the enhanced security solution.
"Through our inventive collaboration with the Monitise solution, we can support the needs of mutual customers by providing enhanced and convenient risk-based authentication technology that is designed to help consumers securely access their bank accounts on mobile phones. Through the integration, the Monitise solution can add an additional level of security that reduces complexity and increases confidence within evolving business environments."Ted Kamionek
CGI Group is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 72,000 members located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions.
CGI and Monitise have joined forces to offer reliable and proven Mobile Money solutions to banking and payments companies using Monitise's best-of-breed technology platform. The alliance between the two companies combines Logica's (now part of CGI) established IT and consulting services, payments expertise and local market knowledge in Europe with Monitise's bank-grade Mobile Money capabilities.
"Whilst many financial services companies have already launched initial mobile services, our aim is to help them create solutions which consumers will use time and time again. Our alliance with Monitise allows us to offer financial institutions in Europe the latest proven Mobile Money services in this extremely competitive market."Lode Snykers
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.
Cognizant and Monitise formed a global alliance that will help financial institutions embrace the mobile channel of interaction, and develop effective and innovative mobile banking, payments, and commerce solutions, combining Cognizant's extensive financial services and mobility expertise with Monitise's leading mobile money platform.
"By combining Cognizant's extensive expertise and experience in delivering innovative domain and technology solutions to financial institutions with Monitise's acclaimed platform-based mobile solutions, we are well positioned to help our clients develop compelling mobile banking, payments, and commerce solutions, thereby reducing time-to-market, enhancing customer experience, and driving business growth."Prasad Chintamaneni
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of its millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences.
BlackBerry, PermataBank and Monitise partnered to launch BBM Money in Indonesia. With BBM Money, customers have the ability to create and access a mobile money account from their BlackBerry smartphone and make real-time payments to their BBM contacts who are also signed up to the service. They can also buy mobile airtime credit and transfer money to bank accounts.
"With BBM Money, BlackBerry customers can enjoy an easy, convenient and secure mobile money transaction anytime and anywhere. We are committed to work with partners to bring services to BlackBerry customers in Indonesia that can enrich their mobile lifestyle."Maspiyono Handoyo
mBlox is the world's largest mobile transaction network. Specializing in the commercial and technical complexities of mobile message transmission, mBlox is in the business of connecting companies with customers. In simple terms, mBlox is the intermediary between businesses and the mobile operators managing the delivery and billing of mobile content and services.
The Monitise solution is partnering with mBlox to deliver comprehensive and reliable SMS transport and financial settlement services.
"The Monitise solution is a strong partner for mBlox, with a clear focus on the mobile channel and the expertise to succeed with the mega-banks and the many innovative financial institutions in the industry."Brian Johnson