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The Conference Journey: Why We Started FinDEVr (and Finovate)

Netbanker reports: The Conference Journey: Why We Started FinDEVr (and Finovate) I just stopped by the Green Lake (Seattle) coffee shop where Eric Mattson and I first hatched the plans for Finovate seven years ago. At that time, we were so focused on selling enough tickets to pay the Midtown… Source: The Conference Journey: Why  Continue Reading » [Source: Netbanker]

20 hours ago

How Banks Can Keep Pace with the New Ways to Pay

Banktech reports: How Banks Can Keep Pace with the New Ways to Pay The key is being flexible, customer-centric and entrepreneurial Source: How Banks Can Keep Pace with the New Ways to Pay. [Source: Banktech]

20 hours ago

Rabobank introduces QR code-based online banking authentication

Finextra reports: Rabobank introduces QR code-based online banking authentication Rabobank is tapping Vasco Data Security technology for a new security system that authenticates online customers through high definition QR codes. Source: Rabobank introduces QR code-based online banking authentication. [Source: Finextra]

20 hours ago

How Apple Watch Could Change Banking

BTN reports: How Apple Watch Could Change Banking If the Apple Watch catapults wearable computers into the mainstream, as some observers expect, banks will be tasked to reimagine the way they provide financial services features to their customers. Source: How Apple Watch Could Change Banking. [Source: BTN]

18 Sep 2014 10:13

MasterCard envisions biometric future

Finextra reports: MasterCard is claiming a 98% success rate for pilot trials of a biometric verification system combining both voice and facial recognition. Source: Finextra [Source: ]

18 Sep 2014 10:11

Gartner says smartwatch and wristband market poised for take off

Finextra reports: As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40 percent of consumer wristworn devices. Source: Finextra [Source: ]

18 Sep 2014 10:05

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

Bank Innovation reports: Utah-based Merrick Bank is entering the digital gift space with a partnership with the startup Yiftee, which powers online and mobile gifting. Source: Bank Innovation [Source: ]

17 Sep 2014 10:02

Happy Bankers, Mobile Bankers

The Financial Brand Reports: Happy Bankers, Mobile Bankers Want to increase your financial institution’s satisfaction scores? Just get more consumers using your mobile banking platform. Four out of five consumers who use mobile banking apps say they are satisfied with their bank. Source: The Financial Brand [Source: ]

17 Sep 2014 09:57

FinovateFall 2014 — Less than 50 tickets left! Don’t miss out!

Netbanker reports: FinovateFall 2014 — Less than 50 tickets left! Don’t miss out! FinovateFall 2014 is next week and it’s official that the event will be the largest Finovate to date! Over 1,300 tickets have already been sold and we have less than 50 remaining! If you’re interested in attending to see… Source: FinovateFall 2014  Continue Reading » [Source: Netbanker]

16 Sep 2014 09:41

ING adds voice controls to mobile app

Finextra reports: ING adds voice controls to mobile app Holland’s ING has become the first bank in Europe to add a voice control mode to its mobile app, enabling customers to issue commands by speaking. Source: ING adds voice controls to mobile app. [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 »