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05 Jan 2015 07:23

“Big four” banks lose ground in current account market

Bankingtech reports: “Big four” banks lose ground in current account market The big four high street banks lost ground in the current account market in the first year of the UK Payments Council’s current account switching service, mainly through poor customer service. But the guarantee did not accelerate the pace of account switching, according to  Continue Reading » [Source: Bankingtech]

05 Jan 2015 07:23

Apple Pay’s Impact On Payments

PYMNTS reports: Apple Pay’s Impact On Payments Steve Jobs reportedly once told Apple’s Mac development team, “It’s better to be a pirate than join the Navy.” When George Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest (Mallory attempted the world’s highest peak three times and was killed during his third try), the English  Continue Reading » [Source: PYMNTS]

05 Jan 2015 07:23

Mobile Payments – Revolution through Digitization

Finextra reports: Mobile Payments – Revolution through Digitization – community blog from Abhishek Chatterjee Source: Mobile Payments – Revolution through Digitization – community blog from Abhishek Chatterjee. [Source: Finextra]

05 Jan 2015 07:23

The Sharing Economy And The Future Of Finance

TechCrunch reports: The Sharing Economy And The Future Of Finance  Banking has gone from somewhere you go to something you do. If we are to believe that the sharing economy will shape our future, banking and all financial services will become something that merely exists in the background, similar to other basic utilities. Read More  Continue Reading » [Source: TechCrunch]

29 Oct 2014 10:36

Is There a Watson in Your Financial Future?

Banktech reports: Is There a Watson in Your Financial Future? How artificial intelligence might affect financial services. Source: Is There a Watson in Your Financial Future?. [Source: Banktech]

29 Oct 2014 10:36

100 Angry Tweets and Six Followers: Should Banks Really Care?

BTN reports: 100 Angry Tweets and Six Followers: Should Banks Really Care? It’s surprising how much advice varies about how to respond to customer complaints on social media. Ignore small threats, some say, while others warn banks to respond immediately because they could go viral. Still others think banks should overhaul their whole customer experience  Continue Reading » [Source: BTN]

28 Oct 2014 10:49

Charity app uses logo recognition for donations

Finextra reports: Charity app uses logo recognition for donations A new app has launched that lets cashless Brits use their mobile phones to snap photos of charity logos to make donations. Source: Charity app uses logo recognition for donations. [Source: Finextra]

28 Oct 2014 10:49

B of A Gives Startups a Wish List at Tech Innovation Summit

BTN reports: B of A Gives Startups a Wish List at Tech Innovation Summit Bank of America revealed its technology limitations to entrepreneurs at a company event in Silicon Valley, hoping some of the startups could provide assistance in areas like workflow and analytics. Source: B of A Gives Startups a Wish List at Tech  Continue Reading » [Source: BTN]

28 Oct 2014 10:49

Branch of the Future Network Innovations

BAI reports: Branch of the Future Network Innovations Bankers preparing their branches for next-generation technology need to consider as well network innovations to improve bandwidth. Source: Branch of the Future Network Innovations. [Source: BAI]

27 Oct 2014 10:50

PostFinance goes live with new digital banking platform powered by Backbase

BBR reports: PostFinance goes live with new digital banking platform powered by Backbase Swiss-based bank PostFinance has successfully launched their new digital banking platform, fully based on Backbase digital banking technology. Source: PostFinance goes live with new digital banking platform powered by Backbase. [Source: BBR]

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Albert van den Broek (1970) started his career in 1995. After 6 years of studying Economics, and obtaining his Master's degree in International Economics & Economic Geography. In 2000, he founded a company focusing on the development of an online platform for communication of employee benefits, being one of the firsts offering an online platform for the financial industry. Two years later, his company merged with Figlo, the current market leader in The Netherlands for personal financial planning and advice software, and Albert became CIO and member of the board of Figlo. A couple of years ago, Figlo decided to extend their solutions to the worldwide market and given the educational and business background of Albert, it was a logical step to become Figlo’s Chief Globalization Officer & Executive Director with one very important mission: putting Figlo on the global map to bring inside in the financial future for any individual in the world.
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Written by  01 Oct 2012 07:47

The Brazilian Financial Industry: a booming and interesting market

Brazil is a very attractive market in terms of economic growth and is one of the BRIC countries. From my experience people don’t know that much about this very interesting country, therefore I want to share  some facts and figures with you, of course mostly related to the Brazilian Financial Industry. Economy and GDP Brazil’s  Continue Reading »

Written by  16 May 2012 03:10

Next Bank Asia: “the TedTalk of Banking”

On May 9 – 10 I attended Next Bank Asia in Singapore; a conference discussing the REAL future of banks, financial services and money. It was actually the first time the event took place. Being one of the sponsors, I had the opportunity to follow Rob Findlay, Founder of Next Bank Asia, quite closely during  Continue Reading »

Written by  23 Apr 2012 08:25

Retail banking in a consumer-centric world

Today’s connected, consumer-centric world is putting pressure on businesses to deliver timely, personal and compelling communications across diverse channels. Businesses are communicating with better-informed and increasingly demanding consumers via a multitude of channels, including e-mail, websites and/or portals, SMS and social media networks along with traditional mail and telephony via call centres. Effective customer communication  Continue Reading »