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Are bank tellers an endangered species?

06 December 2013  |  2372 views  |  6 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

When I recently spoke to a young family acquaintance who had taken a job as a bank teller, it got me thinking about the changing nature of that role, and its future prospects. Particularly as I recalled a couple of news articles on Finextra recently, such as Bank of America tellers petitioning their bosses to cease the roll-out of video teller ATM...

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Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

P2P lending in Australia

27 November 2013  |  2676 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It's been stop-start, but there are signs of growth. Reading Simon Strong's Finextra blog post about growing overheads as P2P lenders mature and become more regulated, and Dan Barnes' post about the growing involvement of traditional banks, got me thinking about the development of the P2P lending sector in Australia. There has been no shortage of...

TagsRisk & regulationRetail bankingGroupFuture Finance
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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Revisiting Bitcoin - initial experience and questions

14 November 2013  |  4389 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I first read about Bitcoin a number of years ago, and was intrigued. I scanned Satoshi Nakamoto's initial whitepaper that kicked it all off, and looked into the burgeoning scene emerging around Bitcoi...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

It's hard to pick a winner in the future of payments

06 November 2013  |  3047 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

PayPal has been doing a fair bit of engagement over the past 5 years with its burgeoning developer community and reaching out to start-ups, as you would expect from any mature, successful Silicon Vall...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Chinese banks happy with 12-year-old browser

23 October 2013  |  3001 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

PCs are the forgotten platform for Chinese banks, who are focusing development efforts on the mobile channel and leaving desktop users reliant on Internet Explorer 6. For anyone involved in web devel...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail bankingGroupFuture Finance
Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Sometimes you've got to force convenience on people.

18 October 2013  |  3345 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I've got a confession to make. I still sign my signature with a pen when I use my credit card. I don't have to, and I really shouldn't. I've been writing about technology, banking and payments on and ...

TagsPaymentsInnovationGroupFuture Finance
Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Is that a worm in my ATM?

11 October 2013  |  4596 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When ATM vendors got behind Windows XP as a replacement for IBM’s OS/2 as it neared the end of its shelf life 10 years ago, there was a predictable flurry of concern. And instinctively, the concerns m...

TagsSecurityRetail bankingGroupFuture Finance
Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Aussie real-time payments gaining momentum

07 October 2013  |  4460 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s going to be a busy few years ahead for payments transformation in Australia. The announcement last week that EFTPOS, the electronic point of sale debit card network, was moving away from bilatera...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupFuture Finance
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