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BBVA mobile payments app racks up 250,000 Spanish downloads

Finextra reports: BBVA mobile payments app racks up 250,000 Spanish downloads Having proved itself a hit in Spain, the BBVA HCE-based mobile payments app is set to be launched in the US, Mexico and Chile by the end of the year. Source: BBVA mobile payments app racks up 250,000 Spanish downloads. [Source: Finextra]

01 Sep 2014 10:41

Barclays to Open Banking Technology Center in Texas

BTN reports: Barclays to Open Banking Technology Center in Texas Barclays Bank is planning to open a global technology support center in McKinney, Texas. Source: Barclays to Open Banking Technology Center in Texas. [Source: BTN]

01 Sep 2014 10:41

CaixaBank signs €500m deal with Fujitsu for contactless cash machines in Spain

BBR reports: CaixaBank signs €500m deal with Fujitsu for contactless cash machines in Spain Spain’s CaixaBank has awarded a €500m deal to Fujitsu for manufacturing 8,500 contactless cash machines. Source: CaixaBank signs €500m deal with Fujitsu for contactless cash machines in Spain. [Source: BBR]

01 Sep 2014 10:40

The Maturation of Mobile Banking: Balancing Functionality & Ease of Use

Banktech reports: The Maturation of Mobile Banking: Balancing Functionality & Ease of Use Mobile banking has evolved from offering only basic, bare-bones banking activities and is on the cusp of providing a standalone alternative to branch banking and even desktop banking. Source: The Maturation of Mobile Banking: Balancing Functionality & Ease of Use. [Source: Banktech]

01 Sep 2014 10:39

Almost One In Four Shoppers Say E-Payments More Secure Than Cards, Cash

PYMNTS reports: Almost One In Four Shoppers Say E-Payments More Secure Than Cards, Cash As shoppers consider new ways of making payments, there are dueling emotions at play. First, there’s the excitement and fun associated with something new and flashy. But there’s also the fear of the unknown, especially when it could potentially touch a  Continue Reading » [Source: PYMNTS]

28 Aug 2014 09:33

Regulation: The Mother of Invention?

Banktech reports: Regulation: The Mother of Invention? D+H CEO Gerrard Schmid talked regulation and innovation at his company’s Connections 2014 conference. Source: Regulation: The Mother of Invention?. [Source: Banktech]

28 Aug 2014 09:33

Westpac NZ licenses Moven money management tech

Finextra reports: Westpac NZ licenses Moven money management tech Westpac New Zealand is integrating money management technology from New York-based Moven into its new digital banking platform. Source: Westpac NZ licenses Moven money management tech. [Source: Finextra]

27 Aug 2014 10:05

Westpac Builds Digital Banking’s High-Speed Rails

BTN reports: Westpac Builds Digital Banking's High-Speed Rails Westpac New Zealand is upgrading its data centers, security infrastructure and software development as it seeks to quickly create products for mobile, wearable and other devices. Source: Westpac Builds Digital Banking's High-Speed Rails. [Source: BTN]

26 Aug 2014 09:41

The rise of the Asian superbroker

Bankingtech reports: The rise of the Asian superbroker As the global banks grapple with tides of regulation, fines, and a myriad of other post-crisis issues, local Asian institutions are tooling up and stepping in to fill the gaps. Source: The rise of the Asian superbroker. [Source: Bankingtech]

26 Aug 2014 09:40

Banks and retailers sign on for new Australian Payments Council

Finextra reports: Banks and retailers sign on for new Australian Payments Council Australian banks, retailers and payments specialists have signed on to a new co-ordination body that aims to step up the pace of innovation in the … Source: Banks and retailers sign on for new Australian Payments Council. [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 »