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Steve EllisMetia - London

A look inside the heads of 34 expert fintech analysts

16 January 2014  |  1447 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

We asked the smartest analysts and influencers in fintech: what does 2014 hold in store for the world of financial technology? We got back 34 insightful perspectives on the year ahead, covering everything from crypto currencies to risk, mobile to e-invoicing. Fintech experts at Booz Allen Hamilton, IDC, Ovum, Aite, Chartis, KapronAsia, Celent, Del...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Coinye West: Bitcoin's first celeb branded currency?

03 January 2014  |  1476 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Just when you thought the world of Bitcoin might be sobering up for January like the rest of us, comes the news that rapper Kanje West is being celebrated with his own Bitcoin issue - to be known as Coinye West. Coindesk and the BBC both have the story - or you can nip over to coinyewest.com or follow them @CoinyeWest Unfortunately, the team behi...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Social channels: a lightning rod for the whole bank?

30 September 2013  |  2992 views  |  3  |  Recommends 1

Last week the UK's Cooperative Bank rolled out a well constructed social marketing campaign. Designed to use social platforms to amplify the voice of customer advocates, the campaign was the very epit...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Kim and Kanye christen baby North not Nat; West that is

21 June 2013  |  3464 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Apologies for the headline. NatWest Bank caused a minor ripple through social media today - no, not another network fail - they cracked a joke, on Twitter no less. See below... Not sure if the NatWe...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Wall Street Prison Consultants

13 March 2009  |  4134 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's good to know that there is a support infrastructure for these challenging times. Should you - or a friend - need help, go to http://www.wallstreetprisonconsultants.com Hat tip: Wade

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Steve EllisMetia - London

JUMP!

27 February 2009  |  4298 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Following on from Paul's post, effigy burning is obviously a step much too far. Without question. But for those with a robust sense of humour (and that definitely includes my friends who work in bank...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Maybe you could be at next year's Oscars

23 February 2009  |  3529 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Well perhaps, that is if you take up Michael Moore's invitation to help him out with his next film project. < I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial indu...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
Steve EllisMetia - London

Transparent Bank Corp.? Will it fly?

05 February 2009  |  4816 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Couple of interesting, not unrelated stories. Mr Jeff Jarvis gets a knock back for a new style of bank while in Davos. Whereas Mr Barack Obama applies a salary cap to failed bank execs. Is th...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

A Poster Child for 419 victims

19 January 2009  |  4107 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

This Canadian news story has provided a human face - that of a John Rempel - for the people who fall prey to 419 phishing scams. Sadly his unbelievable gullibility (or is that stupidity) doesn't ge...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Dick Hardt: Mr Identity 2.0 joins Microsoft

10 December 2008  |  3728 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Given the subject of identity comes up fairly frequently within the Finx blogs, especially in relation to security, it may be of interest to know that Microsoft has hired Dick Hardt to support its eff...

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