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Bankers, are you ready for next wave? Wake up now for GEN Y.

In next few years, GEN Y is to mature quickly and big revolution is due. Needless to say, virtual / online world is sure to dominate the offline channel in less than a decade. And this will be major b...

27 Dec 2007
Online Banking
Paul Penrose

Finextra Community - end of year report

The Finextra Community site was launched with little fanfare to a small coterie of beta users back in February this year. In opening the community we were hoping to create a forum for interaction with...

21 Dec 2007
Paul Penrose

Don't be a Scrooge this holiday

Aaron Patzer, founder of money management software start-up Mint, extols the virtue of his patent-pending technology engine in a video posted via prnewswire. The system aggregates all your spending ac...

21 Dec 2007
Video extravaganza
Paul Penrose

Street-level innovation in mobile commerce

As principal researcher for Nokia, Jan Chipchase travels around the world looking at how people live their lives and interact with new technology. In this video presentation he turns the spotlight on ...

20 Dec 2007
Video extravaganza
Elton Cane

The 2007 Finextra Awards

So, it’s late December. The post Christmas party hangovers are becoming increasingly frequent, you’re just about done with the shopping, and the urge to work is waning. In short, it’s a great time of ...

19 Dec 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Retired Member

What's the oddest location for a bank machine you've seen?

If you take a look at these photos of Tate Modern you'll notice the flooring in the Turbine Hall is in a shocking state. They should get that fixed. But wait - look at the photo on the top right - wh...

12 Dec 2007
Whatever...
Alan Goodrich

What is the future for Retail Branch Banking..?

I’m not going to comment on the content of Chris’ and Michael’s blogs, but do look forward to the “event” that may bring them together into the public arena in February – I hear Sky Box Office has had...

11 Dec 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Retired Member

Why would I need to go into a bank?

A lot of talk about branches and so on of late so I thought I'd wade in (knowing absolutely nothing on the topic) as a mere user. My parents switched to First Direct a few years ago when their bank ...

07 Dec 2007
Alan Goodrich

To IP, or Not To IP..?

After yesterday's blog sparring session between Messrs Skinner and Goldman, I thought I'd add my own 2p worth to the debate and risk being accused of not reading or understanding either gentleman prop...

29 Nov 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Paul Penrose

Mobile payments gather momentum

Royal Bank of Scotland is to conduct internal staff trials of mobile payment technology using MasterCard's PayPass contactless system. News of the pilot comes the day after the card scheme announced ...

23 Nov 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Retired Member

Step in the right direction!!

Latest report from McKinsey “ The New Power Brokers: How Oil, Asia, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity - Are Shaping Global Capital Markets”, presents interesting insights into future of capital markets ...

22 Nov 2007
Trends in Financial Services
John Cant

First MiFID Market impact?

The FT has reported that the UK's only residential property stock exchange, the Property Investment Market, has been forced to suspend its business after failing to meet new MiFID regulations. They ...

22 Nov 2007
MiFID