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18 Sep 2014 10:13

MasterCard envisions biometric future

Finextra reports: MasterCard is claiming a 98% success rate for pilot trials of a biometric verification system combining both voice and facial recognition. Source: Finextra [Source: ]

18 Sep 2014 10:11

Gartner says smartwatch and wristband market poised for take off

Finextra reports: As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40 percent of consumer wristworn devices. Source: Finextra [Source: ]

18 Sep 2014 10:05

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

Bank Innovation reports: Utah-based Merrick Bank is entering the digital gift space with a partnership with the startup Yiftee, which powers online and mobile gifting. Source: Bank Innovation [Source: ]

17 Sep 2014 10:02

Happy Bankers, Mobile Bankers

The Financial Brand Reports: Happy Bankers, Mobile Bankers Want to increase your financial institution’s satisfaction scores? Just get more consumers using your mobile banking platform. Four out of five consumers who use mobile banking apps say they are satisfied with their bank. Source: The Financial Brand [Source: ]

17 Sep 2014 09:57

FinovateFall 2014 — Less than 50 tickets left! Don’t miss out!

Netbanker reports: FinovateFall 2014 — Less than 50 tickets left! Don’t miss out! FinovateFall 2014 is next week and it’s official that the event will be the largest Finovate to date! Over 1,300 tickets have already been sold and we have less than 50 remaining! If you’re interested in attending to see… Source: FinovateFall 2014  Continue Reading » [Source: Netbanker]

16 Sep 2014 09:41

ING adds voice controls to mobile app

Finextra reports: ING adds voice controls to mobile app Holland’s ING has become the first bank in Europe to add a voice control mode to its mobile app, enabling customers to issue commands by speaking. Source: ING adds voice controls to mobile app. [Source: Finextra]

15 Sep 2014 10:09

To Patent or Not to Patent

Banktech reports: To Patent or Not to Patent As more and more IT organizations look to drive innovation, they inevitably need to consider whether they should patent those innovations. Source: To Patent or Not to Patent. [Source: Banktech]

11 Sep 2014 09:53

A Run Through The Chinese Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

TechCrunch reports: A Run Through The Chinese Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt SF At the Chinese pavilion we ran through those on show: Ogora helps developers add VOIP voice calls to their apps with one line of code. Sensoro is an iBeacon startup which senses the surrounding environment. An image recognition startup that can also recognise objects exhibited,  Continue Reading » [Source: TechCrunch]

11 Sep 2014 09:52

Not to be outdone by rival Stripe, Braintree announces Apple Pay support

VentureBeat reports: Not to be outdone by rival Stripe, Braintree announces Apple Pay support Yesterday was a huge — huge! — day for Apple, as it unveiled new and bigger phones, its first smartwatch, and a new wireless, NFC-based payments system: Apple Pay. Apple announced a long list of financial, retail, and tech companies that  Continue Reading » [Source: VentureBeat]

11 Sep 2014 09:51

Visa begins tokenisation roll out

Finextra reports: Visa begins tokenisation roll out Visa has taken advantage of the hoopla surrounding Apple’s application of digital account tokens to replace card numbers for online and mobile … Source: Visa begins tokenisation roll out. [Source: Finextra]

By , 27 Aug 2014 10:00

Will Innovate Finance Make London the FinTech capital of the World?

Earlier this month Innovate Finance was launched to “accelerate the UK’s leading position in the global financial services sector, by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators.” The industry body was launched by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer and industry heavyweights such as Deputy Head of Level39 Claire Cockerton and, Alastair  Continue Reading »

By , 31 Jul 2014 05:59

The Future of Banking is Responsive

Historically speaking bankers have not been at the forefront of innovation. In fact, the current generation of banking executives was starting their career in the days when people still went to a branch to get cash from a teller. A lot has changed since then. Banks need to fundamentally evolve their business model from a  Continue Reading »

By , 01 Apr 2014 08:16

3 Moments that Can Make or Break a Banking Customer’s Experience

Exceptional and unforgettable Moments of Truth fuel customer delight and loyalty. So too do pointless and broken interactions douse brand devotion. Unfortunately, disappointment carries more weight. Research undertaken by Richard Normann several decades ago revealed that it takes twelve positive Moments of Truth to recover from one failure. Knowing this, it makes sense to prioritize  Continue Reading »

By , 04 Mar 2014 03:51

Youngest Banking Customers Want More Mobile and Online Banking

With more than 317 million people living in the United States, it’s easy to assume that banks have an infinite supply of consumer markets to chase down prospective business. Though conventional services and amenities, like free checkbooks and neighborly customer service, are some banking perks that customers have come to expect, a new set of  Continue Reading »

By , 25 Feb 2014 11:24

Finovate 2014: The Eye of the Digital Storm

At Finovate Europe, I had the opportunity to be in ‘the eye of the current digital storm’, which gave me a chance to reflect on digital transformation in the industry today. To my surprise, I only met a few bankers and a handful of insurance people at the event. It was difficult to believe. I  Continue Reading »

By , 07 Feb 2014 04:14

Chasing Finovate: The Bank Innovators Council

We sat down with veteran banker and FinTech innovation evangelist JP Nicols to find out more about his latest initiative: The Bank Innovators Council, a membership organization by bank innovators for bank innovators. The Council will be holding its Bank Innovators Lab Day immediately after FinovateEurope, with headliners including Brett King and Mariela Atanassova. There  Continue Reading »