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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]

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Payments geek, innovation practitioner, startup amateur. Innovation manager in respect of remote channels strategy and emerging payments platforms. Honed knowledge and skills on mobile payments and proximity payments schemes for several years, offering advice on traditional (ATM, Internet) and new ways of offering transaction services to top-10 banks in Russia.
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Written by  12 Mar 2013 09:47

Banks need to start seeing themselves as consumer experience agents

This blog’s author starts to be confused on how many occasions already did he tried to make a point on banks managing the consumption experience, rather than money of consumers – the role they have been specializing over the last several hundred years. Emerging from the dawn of Mediterranean commerce, retail banks of our time  Continue Reading »

Written by  19 Dec 2012 10:47

Sberbank buys Yandex Money as part of its ecommerce / payments and “big data” push

So it happened: Sberbank has today formally announced it is entering a strategic partnership with Yandex Money, meaning it is acquiring a majority share of a leading epayments / emoney company, sprung to life by Yandex, world’s leading cyrillic search engine. Now, one “big data” search company hands over a payment service to another company  Continue Reading »

Written by  25 Nov 2012 04:56

Sberbank announced plans to move to chip-only cards

Sberbank, Russia’s (and CEE region) biggest bank, with over 72 million active cards  as of first half of 2012, announced earlier this month, that it is considering to move all issuance to chip cards and discard magstripe-only cards. The reason for this is a surge of skimming – that tripled from last year for Sberbank  Continue Reading »

Written by  15 Jun 2012 03:06

Social media cases for Russian banks: hits and misses

Social media for banks is the latest darling – interviewers question and try to crunch down the number of banks’ social media teams and comments going their way, to inquest on banks latest “social initiatives” – and banks all are trying to invite as many “likes” on their Facebook and other social networks pages –  Continue Reading »

Written by  28 May 2012 10:38

Some banks play it different… by launching Angry Birds on their cards’ backs

Competition in retail banking has probably never been so intense. Commoditizing commissions, new non banks players disrupting income value chains – channels proliferation makes it all harder to convey a consistent image to a customer’s mind. Yet what about his heart? Banks are more responsible for breaking peoples hearts, than that of warming them –  Continue Reading »

Written by  27 Apr 2012 09:12

Punkmoney: a currency system for a ubiquitous Web society

I’ve first met Punkmoney concept and its principal founder, Eli Gothill, at the Digital Money Forum 2012, and I can’t help falling in love with the concept: the system allows a user to issue money in a form of favors that he gives to other people who are all users of Twitter – so that  Continue Reading »