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26 Mar 2015 10:11

HSBC to relocate retail and commercial operations to Birmingham

HSBC is set to move the company’s UK personal and business bank headquarters to Birmingham for its planned ring-fenced UK retail and commercial banking business. Read more … [Source: BBR]

26 Mar 2015 10:09

‘Cloud containers’ may be a digital package banks can accept

The so-called cloud container, a tool that makes it easier to develop apps for different operating systems, has emerged as a disruptive technology in data center and cloud computing. Even banks, ever cautious about safety in the cloud, may embrace the technology. Read more … [Source: BTN]

25 Mar 2015 11:42

Did Google’s search for tighter bonds with banks lead it to Porat?

By poaching Ruth Porat from Morgan Stanley, it’s clear Google wants to forge closer relationships with banks. That’s because banks hold the key to helping Google expand its Google Wallet mobile payments product. Read more … [Source: BTN]

24 Mar 2015 15:21

Square extends Cash to businesses

Square is hoping to wean America’s merchants off cheques by extending its Cash person-to-person payments service to businesses. Launched in 2013, Square Cash lets Americans send money to friends and family for free through a linked debit card using only an email address or phone number. The service is now being extended to businesses and non-profits,  Continue Reading » [Source: Finextra]

24 Mar 2015 03:47

British invasion, fintech edition

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, visited New York last month, not to promote British tourism or compare notes with his counterpart Bill de Blasio, but to showcase financial technology firms. Read more … [Source: BTN]

23 Mar 2015 10:06

US House delves into payments technologies

Democrats and Republicans from the US House of Representatives have come together in a bipartisan effort to form the Congressional Payments Technology Caucus (CPTC), a group aimed at exploring innovative payments technologies. [Source: PYMNTS]

23 Mar 2015 08:29

Razorpay brings Stripe-style payments to India

A new startup called Razorpay is hoping to surf a tidal wave of e-commerce projects rocketing through India by making it easier for startups and major players to add payments to their services package. [Source: PYMNTS]

23 Mar 2015 07:17

Apple Pay coming to China in April?

According to reports on kapron Asia, it seems as though Apple and China Union Pay have struck a deal that had only existed in rumors until now, meaning that the Chinese version of Apple Pay could be set to roll in April 2015. [Source: PYMNTS]

23 Mar 2015 03:56

Poll results: When will the US upgrade to real-time payments?

The results of a recent American Banker poll are in. When will the US have real-time, ubiquitous, secure payments? [Source: BTN]

23 Mar 2015 03:54

From cows to mobile – the ideas that changed payments

While the Code of Hammurabi is best known for the ‘eye for an eye’ proclamation, it also deserves credit for being the first recorded instance in history where money was formally recognized as a tool of civil society. [Source: PYMNTS]

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Next to being founder and editor at BANKNXT, Jelmer de Jong is Global Head of Marketing at Backbase, a software company formed in 2003 that delivers Bank 2.0 online and mobile portal solutions for financial institutions around the globe. Jelmer has focused his career on internet and mobile innovation. He began as an entrepreneur with a company that helped SMBs to sell products online and later joined a start-up to build one of the first global online and mobile trading platforms in the perishable industry. At Backbase, he specialises in marketing the next generation of online and mobile technology to banks and financial institutions so they have the tools to create a superior online, customer experience in the engagement banking era.
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Written by  22 Dec 2014 07:45

Disruption in digital banking

Jelmer de Jong summarizes a recent Backbase webinar that focused on disruption in digital banking.

Written by  10 Jun 2013 04:10

Taking the road: FinTech Road Show

BANKNXT is happy to announce its partnership with the FinTech Road Show. See discount code at the bottom of this post. On Tuesday afternoon, June 18, Disrupting Finance Dublin kicks off at AIB HQ (Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4) and focuses on innovations in financial technology and services. This conference is the first day of the  Continue Reading »

Written by  03 Apr 2013 06:25

Banking silos and the effect of new wave web experiences

It’s only technology that can help banks and financial marketers to regain lost trust and win with their customers online, says Jelmer de Jong.

Written by  26 Nov 2012 08:59

Bank 2.0 – from vision to reality

Jelmer de Jong on the power of marketing and learning from your mistakes when it comes to implementing a true Bank 2.0 business strategy.

Written by  22 Nov 2012 06:20

No excuse for poor UX in banking

There is no longer an excuse for a poor UX. Our world now also requires that banks ensure their customers are given the same kind of experience regardless of where they are located or what they are doing and this experience must be available across devices: laptop, desktop, mobile, tablet… etc. Along the way simplicity  Continue Reading »

Written by  26 Jul 2012 11:39

The multi-channel banking challenge

Banks seem to have never fully ‘gotten’ the Internet. Only after intense consumer pressure did they even start building Internet banking capabilities and they did this by pushing their existing applications, screens, processes and tools to the Web simply by adding a new interface. We call this approach ‘inside-out’ – thinking from the banks’ perspective instead of  Continue Reading »