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23 hours ago

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]

23 hours ago

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]

23 hours ago

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]

23 hours ago

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]

25 Aug 2014 09:57

2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning (part 2)

Netbanker reports: 2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning (part 2) Continuing on the 2015 strategic planning theme (see part 1: insurance, lifetime transaction archives and subscription fees)….Here are numbers 4, 5 and 6 in my semi-prioritized list of 2015 priorities:_______________________________________4. Small business debt crowdfunding_________________________________________While commercial lending in the United States is… Source: 2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning  Continue Reading » [Source: Netbanker]

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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 »