Pyramid Uncovers Challenges and Opportunities for Banks in the Mobile Commerce Ecosystem

Nov 30, 2011, 17:07 ET from Pyramid Research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no surprise that the mobile commerce ecosystem is growing rapidly with the number of smartphone users expected to reach 1.3 billion in 2015. Value chains are still in the trial-and-error stages, creating challenges and opportunities for banks and financial institutions looking to enter this market, according to Jose Magana, Practice Leader on Mobile Payments and Banking and Consultant behind Pyramid's new Mobile Commerce Landscape Insight Pack.

Mobile Commerce Landscape Insight Pack is a new research service that combines extensive database resources with high-level expert analysis to enable payment vendors to identify and exploit new telecom revenue opportunities in mobile payment and banking. The Mobile Commerce Landscape Insight Pack offers analysis on current trends and best practices in mobile payments in emerging and developed markets. It includes up-to-the-minute data and market forecasts, an in-depth research report and a live session with a Pyramid consultant, giving quick and direct insight into key trends.

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"Banks have all the infrastructure and systems in place to effectively serve the market," says Magana. Finding a way to be able to effectively communicate to and attract the unbanked is just one challenge facing financial institutions. Mobile devices offer an efficient new distribution channel for financial institutions to serve these new customers at a way that is profitable. In addition, mobile devices offer substantial opportunities to improve the value proposition to current financial service customers with LBS, payment and informational services. Promoting the idea that mobile banking and payments are secure for the customer is another challenge financial institutions are faced with.  "Financial institutions are finding success in expanding the penetration of services to other segments such as insurance, micro financing, and money transfers," he adds.

Jose Magana discusses Pyramid's Mobile Commerce Insight Pack in a new video here.

Mobile Commerce Landscape Insight Pack is priced at $6490 and available for purchase online or through email at

Industry Insight Packs are the latest addition to Pyramid's product portfolio. For more information on how Pyramid delivers strategic value to service providers and technology suppliers in the mobile commerce space through custom consulting services, download the Mobile Payments/Mobile Banking toolkit.

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