Archive for: February, 2009
József Nyíri - IND Group - Budapest | 27/02/2009 | 2475 views
An interesting article from Netbanker on bank charges.
I am sure, every bank thinks on the topic: if no big money can be earned on (new) loans, then what is next? Transactions? Service? Additional products?
The logical answer is to put charges on things which are big cost elements for the bank: branches, tellers, call centre people, paper stateme...
Tags: Online banking, Retail banking
Elton Cane - Independent - Brisbane | 26/02/2009 | 2735 views | 1 comment
I recently started to listen to the audio version of two of my favourite magazines - The Economist and New Scientist, and have been impressed by the convenience and quality.
I'm not a fan of the word podcast, and prefer to think of the medium as a new take on traditional radio journalism. So, with that in mind, Finextra has teamed up with the same...
Bo Harald - ZEF Solutions - Esbo | 16/02/2009 | 3324 views | 2 comments
Banks - especially Investment banks - are now being squeezed from all sides - revaluation of securitized papers to unrealistically low market price levels, losses from credit books as economies nosedive, new costs from all sorts of more or less needed regulation, restructuring costs etc - all also leading to higher funding costs.
On the other hand...
Tags: Online banking, Payments
Peter J Cooper - Cooper Sydney - Sydney | 11/02/2009 | 2818 views | 2 comments
More competition in the already hyper competitive payments market. A new entrant noca.com is challenging the supposedly old guard.
I suppose you can call Paypal old guard even though lots of people still haven't heard of it - they do have hundreds of millions of users.
Problem is I think with Noca you won't get points on card purchases because of...
Tags: Payments, Retail banking