Says New Peer-to-Peer Transaction Feature Confirms Progression of Broader M-Commerce Acceptance, Opens the Door for Potential Integrations
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 23, 2015) – IFAN Financial, Inc. (OTC: IFAN), a development-stage company focused on delivering the next generation of mobile payment transactions, applauds Facebook’s recently announced plan to enable users to send or receive money over the social network’s Messenger app.
IFAN Financial believes the new Facebook feature, which is expected to officially launch in the United States in upcoming months, will emerge as a catalyst for broader consumer acceptance of mobile, tablet and computer transactions and payments.
“We’re excited to see a social networking leader like Facebook enter the dynamic mobile payments space,” states IFAN Financial President and CEO J. Christopher Mizer. “IFAN has long-recognized the growing synergies between social commerce and mobile technologies. We believe that Facebook’s participation in the mobile payments arena will likely accelerate consumer adoption of peer-to-peer money transfers via smartphone and ultimately add value to our platforms.”
IFAN’s technology is being developed as a mobile payment solution that utilizes the text messaging function of any mobile phone or a smartphone app. The Company’s portfolio also includes its iPIN Technologies device, currently in beta testing as a next-gen online payment technology that provides consumers with the ability to use a debit card and corresponding PIN number to make secure peer-to-peer cash transfers or online purchases using a mobile phone, tablet or computer.
As consumers become more familiar, experienced and confident in the security and convenience of mobile payment capabilities, IFAN Financial intends to pursue prospective applications and integration of its technologies afforded by the roll-out of Facebook’s new feature.
“Facebook is a staple of modern communication and we look forward to the broader implications its peer-to-peer transfer services will have on the mobile payments industry,” says Mizer. “Our strategy is to take advantage of the anticipated momentum and explore potential opportunities to integrate the Messenger app functionality with our IFAN platforms, once fully operational.”
About IFAN Financial, Inc.
IFAN Financial, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries design, develop, and distribute software to enable mobile payments. These include the ability to use a debit card and corresponding PIN number while purchasing online on a mobile phone, tablet, or computer and peer-to-peer cash transfers. www.ifanfinancial.com
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