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15 Apr 2015 14:27

Jamie Dimon on JPMorgan Chase’s Q1 results

The JPMorgan Chase first-quarter earnings call with analysts on 14 April was more subdued than the typical tone expressed by the otherwise outspoken CEO Jamie Dimon, one of the few banking leaders who’s been quick to criticize regulators. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

15 Apr 2015 11:08

Oracle to dethrone SaaS leader Salesforce by year’s end

Oracle’s cloud services may account for just 5% of its revenue, but the company plans to be the world’s largest cloud service provider by the end of the year. In an interview with India’s Business Today, Oracle senior VP Shawn Price tells reporters that the company will aim to surpass current cloud computing. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

15 Apr 2015 10:38

What banks need to know from Verizon’s breach report

Hackers are attacking companies with multiple motives and multiple attack vectors, the annual security report finds. Phishing remains effective and cyber-threat sharing efforts need to speed up. Read more … [Source: BTN]

14 Apr 2015 12:24

Alternative lending still on the decline for SMEs

Following a long winter, small business lending continues to thaw. March figures show approval rates are improving, reaching new heights, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

14 Apr 2015 08:09

Small banks get surprising head start on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has many functions, and one of them may be leveling the playing field between big and small banks. Read more … [Source: BTN]

13 Apr 2015 14:59

TEB expands mobile banking to include live chats

Türk Ekonomi Bankası, one of the private sector commercial banks in Turkey, and a strategic partner of BNP Paribas, has launched an enhanced digital banking service featuring the ability to hold live chat sessions with bank staff. Read more … [Source: Bankingtech]

13 Apr 2015 13:19

General Electric to offload banking business assets

General Electric has announced plans to offload most of its banking business assets in a bid to refocus on its core business of heavy industry and infrastructure. Read more … [Source: BBR]

13 Apr 2015 13:17

The year of payments 2015 (one quarter in)

The first three months of 2015 have been anything but gentle and calm, yet the moves we’ve seen have been made by some sharp innovators. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

13 Apr 2015 09:49

Citi to build global ecosystem for fintech

Jorge Ruiz, managing director, Digital Acceleration Global Program Head, Citi, talks about the ongoing Citi Mobile Challenge. Read more … [Source: Finextra]

10 Apr 2015 15:12

AmEx experiments with facial recognition tech

American Express Co is taking a closer look at facial recognition and wearable technology with an eye towards developing new capabilities for some of its mobile apps. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

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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

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 Ted Talk 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

Retail banking customers are quickly moving online, and without the right tools in place, banks can find themselves struggling to manage customer demands.