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Customer acquisition cost: probably the most valuable metric for Fintechs
Ketharaman Swaminathan

Ketharaman Swaminathan

  Great post! We regularly come across fintech founders, often from tech background with finserv domain expertise, concentrating 100% on product and engineering, under the mistaken notion that consumers will queue up to buy their products because of x-y-z reasons. Obviously life doesn't work that way. By the time they realize that, they have exhausted all their money on product development and fade away into oblivion because they have nothing left for marketing / customer acquisition. I have seen this movie countless times.    I totally agree that Winner Takes All does not happen in finserv because there's no new product. But, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on whether it has actually happened in any other industry, either? At least, I have not. According to basic principles of Economics, even a monopoly can dictate only price or demand, but not both. If last man standing tries to engage in price gouging, either the regulator can clamp down with price controls or the customer can always switch to a substitute or, if no substitute exists,  exercise the option of buying nothing at all. 
Managing Climate Change Risks: Key Actions for Financial Institutions
Richard Peers

Richard Peers

  Thanks Anjani great information
Antony Jenkins talks People, Planet and Profit
Richard Peers

Richard Peers

  Thanks David appreciate the feedback.  Let us know what else we could be focusing on in this area.  Richard
Antony Jenkins talks People, Planet and Profit
David Gyori

David Gyori

  Great interview, great content. Smart thoughts from Anthony. Very well done!
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The carbon neutral data centre
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The carbon neutral data centre

A white paper from the Open Data Centre Alliance on National Australia Bank's carbon neutral data centre designs.

Deutsche Bank displays green credentials at Sibos 2009
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Deutsche Bank displays green credentials at Sibos 2009

While the rule of thumb for most Sibos exhibitors is to go "bolder, bigger and brighter", Deutsche Bank takes booth design a step further with an environmentally and socially responsible stand.

PayPal and OB10 target SMEs for e-invoicing
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PayPal and OB10 target SMEs for e-invoicing

In December 2008 PayPal Merchant Services went live with an automated e-invoicing application for the UK business community, developed in partnership with electronic invoicing outfit OB10.