17 September 2014

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Wendell BrockOutside Investment Advisors - McKinney

Swiss Gold Opportunity

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One of the very few remaining proper democracies in the world will vote on bringing the Swiss Gold back to Switzerland on November 30. In order to have a national referendum on an issue in Switzerland, 100,000 supporting signatures are required. The ‘Swiss Gold Initiative’ already achieved this requirement in early 2013. Luzi Stamm, who is an ...

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David GibbardOmniChannel & Digital Banking - Suwanee

Digital Banking ... The New Checking Account?

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Back in the old days credit unions and banks aggressively marketed to get your checkingaccount. The reason, banks and credit unions determined that the financial institution that held your checking account was your primary place for banking. While your checking account may not be profitable, all the other banking services and products you used we...

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David BomserOracle - Jacksonville

Know, Wow, and Empower Customers

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Making Customer Insight Analytics Actionable Like most large commercial banks, I’m sure that my bank views my checking account for exactly what it is on its balance sheet, a liability. To be fair, I ...

TagsRetail bankingTransaction bankingGroupDisruption in Retail Banking
Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Crowdfunding to the moon: InvestUP

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“Back in the 1960s when they were landing on the moon, everyone came together, it wasn’t the U.S. landing on the moon, it was mankind” says James Tuckett, founder and MD of investUP (or just UP), the...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Identity proofing proves who You are

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Identity proofing is proof of whom you are. Proving one’s identity starts with that person answering questions that only they themselves can answer (even if the answers are fictitious), such as their ...

David WebberIntelligent Environments - Kingston

Biometric security: giving cyber criminals the finger

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Last week, Barclays committed to a progressive future in banking security with the launch of the Barclays Biometric Reader. The scanner, developed by Hitachi, can be plugged into a computer’s USB p...

TagsMobile & onlineInnovation
Chris DunneVocaLink Limited - London

Faster Payments takes off for small business

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Latest figures from the Payments Council show a dramatic rise in the use of Faster Payments, with volumes of spontaneous customer-initiated payments (knows as ‘Single Immediate Payments’) rocketing by...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Contactless EMV vs Oyster

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Although I do share TfL's (and card network' obvious) excitement with regard to the use of contactless EMV (i.e. your humble bank card) as Oyster replacement, I have more questions than answers so far...

TagsMobile & onlineInnovationGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Anne PlestedFidessa - London

El manana is here

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Last week I was in the beautiful city of Madrid, where besides analysing the impact of upcoming MiFID II regulation, I’ve been catching up on the Spanish Market Reforms. The upcoming changes, aka La ...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Tim SimonMadiston plc - London

Banks shouldn't fear peer to peer marketplace lending

15 September 2014  |  2063 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Europe’s mobile banking industry is exploding: Forrester (May 2014) predicted that banking on a smartphone will grow from 42 million users in 2013 to 99 million in 2018 and tablet banking will grow fr...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
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