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Elton Cane

Would you pay to put your mortgage out to tender?

An Aussie start-up with a new take on online mortgage brokerage is betting a good number of people will. Flongle encourages consumers to carefully map out their ideal mortgage for a new property or re...

18 Sep 2014
Future Finance
Elton Cane

Contactless payments are not a choice

If you want a new debit or credit card in Australia, you're getting PayWave or PayPass - there's no choice. And Australian police forces, and at least some consumers, don't like it. Police are bemoan...

29 Aug 2014
Future Finance
Elton Cane

Will regulation strangle or enable 'quasi-banks'?

The answer seems to depend on where in the world you are, and who's backing these new entrants. News today out of Australia and China highlights two possible approaches. In Australia, one of the promi...

26 Mar 2014
Future Finance
Elton Cane

Good at maths? Ask your bank for a better mortgage rate

I came across an interesting blog post recently about how the untrained human brain is disadvantaged when it comes to recognising or thinking about big numbers. These limitations, and reliance on g...

03 Mar 2014
Future Finance
Elton Cane

Gamification - what can we learn from 2013's top games?

Prompted by this article reviewing games created by central banks that I found in Finextra's always excellent Best of the Web section, I've recently been catching up on what's happening more broadly ...

09 Jan 2014
Future Finance
Elton Cane

How useful are a bunch of encrypted PINs?

Catching up on online reading after some self imposed offline holiday time I was just reading about the latest US retailer to be plundered for customer personal and card data. For those who also misse...

02 Jan 2014
Future Finance
Elton Cane

Chinese banks happy with 12-year-old browser

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...

23 Oct 2013
Future Finance
Elton Cane

Aussie real-time payments gaining momentum

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...

07 Oct 2013
Future Finance
Elton Cane

10 years of mobile banking - what's changed?

Is it just me, or does mobile banking seem to perpetually be the next big thing? Maybe it's because I remember how underwhelmed I was by the first generation of WAP browsers on mobile phones when tryi...

12 Apr 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Elton Cane

Banks accept Dubai assassins' stolen IDs

Quite a few countries around the world had passports of their citizens copied as part of the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. While the photos disemminated by the media were undoubt...

01 Mar 2010
Information Security
Elton Cane

Another ill-considered bank logo

ANZ have done a rebrand and ditched their blue stripy logo for a blue logo with three blobs. http://thefinancialbrand.com/2009/04/21/anz-new-logo/ Lazy journalists are reporting that the re-design co...

23 Oct 2009
Cringeworthy marketing gallery
Elton Cane

Get your Sibos photos here!

Still waiting for the press photographer to turn up to your stand for the client handshake shot? Why not take your own pics and post them to the Sibos Community photos section on Finextra. https://www...

14 Sep 2009
Finextra@Sibos