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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]

15 Sep 2014 10:09

To Patent or Not to Patent

Banktech reports: To Patent or Not to Patent As more and more IT organizations look to drive innovation, they inevitably need to consider whether they should patent those innovations. Source: To Patent or Not to Patent. [Source: Banktech]

11 Sep 2014 09:53

A Run Through The Chinese Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

TechCrunch reports: A Run Through The Chinese Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt SF At the Chinese pavilion we ran through those on show: Ogora helps developers add VOIP voice calls to their apps with one line of code. Sensoro is an iBeacon startup which senses the surrounding environment. An image recognition startup that can also recognise objects exhibited,  Continue Reading » [Source: TechCrunch]

11 Sep 2014 09:52

Not to be outdone by rival Stripe, Braintree announces Apple Pay support

VentureBeat reports: Not to be outdone by rival Stripe, Braintree announces Apple Pay support Yesterday was a huge — huge! — day for Apple, as it unveiled new and bigger phones, its first smartwatch, and a new wireless, NFC-based payments system: Apple Pay. Apple announced a long list of financial, retail, and tech companies that  Continue Reading » [Source: VentureBeat]

11 Sep 2014 09:51

Visa begins tokenisation roll out

Finextra reports: Visa begins tokenisation roll out Visa has taken advantage of the hoopla surrounding Apple’s application of digital account tokens to replace card numbers for online and mobile … Source: Visa begins tokenisation roll out. [Source: Finextra]

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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  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 & The Effect of New Wave Web Experiences

Long gone are the days where a successful digital marketing campaign meant a recently updated website, a few banner ads and a weekly newsletter. Today, it’s not about showing your customers what you want them to know, it’s about showing them you know what they want. Digital marketing now demands an all-inclusive attitude that recognizes  Continue Reading »

Written by  26 Nov 2012 08:59

Bank 2.0: From Vision to Reality

The biggest challenges to joining the Engagement Banking era and implementing a Bank 2.0 (or Bank 3.0 anyone?) strategy are not only expectations or perspective, but also impediments within the banking systems and infrastructure. Planning for multi-channel, customer-centered, development is difficult. Banks “Get” the Vision. Can They Implement? We all know the need for customer  Continue Reading »

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 »

Written by  09 May 2012 12:08

Live at FinovateSpring 2012 – day 2

Day 2 of FinovateSpring, letting you know who is demoing what: Wipit Wipit is a mobile payment solution that focusses on the cash preferred. The can fill their wipit app on their phone at retail stores with money and then transfer or pay bills with it. BehavioSec BehavioSec uses user behavior to secure online and mobile banking,  Continue Reading »