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21 Oct 2014 09:27

Visa veterans raise $14.5m for bitcoin processing platform

Finextra reports: Visa veterans raise $14.5m for bitcoin processing platform Bitnet, a bitcoin payments processor targeting large merchants that was set up earlier this year by a gaggle of Visa and CyberSource veterans, has … Source: Visa veterans raise $14.5m for bitcoin processing platform. [Source: Finextra]

21 Oct 2014 09:27

Mobile Payments To Benefit From Tech Investments

PYMNTS reports: Mobile Payments To Benefit From Tech Investments Financial service companies are expected to invest about $110 billion in various payment technologies by 2017, with mobile getting a very healthy percentage of those funds, projects Frost & Sullivan. “By aligning innovative payment technologies – particularly those based on mobile usage and new mobility trends  Continue Reading » [Source: PYMNTS]

21 Oct 2014 09:27

Mobile Banking Divergence: Where True Adoption Begins

Banktech reports: Mobile Banking Divergence: Where True Adoption Begins How to optimize mobile apps to attract today’s tech-savvy customers. Source: Mobile Banking Divergence: Where True Adoption Begins. [Source: Banktech]

20 Oct 2014 09:45

3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes

Banktech reports: 3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here’s how to right the ship. Source: 3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes. [Source: Banktech]

20 Oct 2014 09:44

IT Innovation in Financial Services: 2 Roads Diverged?

Banktech reports: IT Innovation in Financial Services: 2 Roads Diverged? Corporate culture can be a springboard, or roadblock, to innovation in banking. Source: IT Innovation in Financial Services: 2 Roads Diverged?. [Source: Banktech]

20 Oct 2014 09:44

CEOs Speak Out On The Future Of Mobile Payments

PYMNTS reports: CEOs Speak Out On The Future Of Mobile Payments ‘Tis the season for making our lists and checking them twice, to determine which ledgers have been naughty and nice. Earnings’ seasons is here again and payments players didn’t disappoint, reporting the traditional profits and losses and then talking with financial analysts to calmly  Continue Reading » [Source: PYMNTS]

16 Oct 2014 09:49

Banks Need to Move at the Speed of Innovation

Banktech reports: Banks Need to Move at the Speed of Innovation How banks can build an innovation strategy to keep up with the pace of changing customer expectations. Source: Banks Need to Move at the Speed of Innovation. [Source: Banktech]

16 Oct 2014 09:47

W3C standards body looks to improve web payments

Finextra reports: W3C standards body looks to improve web payments The World Wide Web standards organisation, W3C, is bringing together banks, retailers and tech firms in an effort to develop standards for payments … Source: W3C standards body looks to improve web payments. [Source: Finextra]

15 Oct 2014 10:03

Digital investments top priority for retail banks – BAI

Finextra reports: Digital investments top priority for retail banks – BAI Online and mobile platforms are the leading focus of technology investments for retail banks as they move to increase the functionality of their … Source: Digital investments top priority for retail banks – BAI. [Source: Finextra]

15 Oct 2014 10:03

Finance made social

Bankingtech reports: Finance made social The social contract between the banking system and society is fundamentally broken. We deserve a financial system that we can all be proud of, one that is fairer and more sustainable than the current iteration. Source: Finance made social. [Source: Bankingtech]

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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 »