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18 Apr 2014 10:59

Improving Security In the Fast-Paced World of Mobile

Banktech reports: Improving Security In the Fast-Paced World of Mobile Looking at the biggest threats banks face in mobile with BITS’ security expert Jim Pitts. Source: Improving Security In the Fast-Paced World of Mobile. [Source: Banktech]

18 Apr 2014 10:58

Banks Add Mobile Money Management to Attract Millennials

BTN reports: Banks Add Mobile Money Management to Attract Millennials Banks are aiming to add personal financial management features, including goal-based savings vaults and cash flow forecasting, to standard banking apps like mobile check depositing. Their goal: Turn Gen-Y into a loyal client base. Source: Banks Add Mobile Money Management to Attract Millennials. [Source: BTN]

17 Apr 2014 10:59

Chinese Web giant Baidu launches mobile wallet

Finextra reports: Chinese Web giant Baidu launches mobile wallet Search engine provider Baidu has become the latest Chinese Web firm to move into the mobile money arena, launching a payments and wealth management … Source: Chinese Web giant Baidu launches mobile wallet. [Source: Finextra]

17 Apr 2014 10:59

Qapital takes PFM to the next phase with proprietary account integration

Finextra reports: Qapital takes PFM to the next phase with proprietary account integration Swedish financial management start-up Qapital is preparing to launch in the US with a service that enables users to track their spending, set savings … Source: Qapital takes PFM to the next phase with proprietary account integration. [Source: Finextra]

16 Apr 2014 09:10

Westpac Aims to be First to Unlock Mobile Apps with Fingerprints

BTN reports: Westpac Aims to be First to Unlock Mobile Apps with Fingerprints The cutting-edge bank — it already offers smart watch apps — is testing the technology on its employees’ mobile devices and, if all goes well, it plans to roll it out to its customers by late summer. Source: Westpac Aims to be  Continue Reading » [Source: BTN]

16 Apr 2014 09:09

The London Fintech Boom — TransferWise And Others Hit Record Numbers

TechCrunch reports: The London Fintech Boom — TransferWise And Others Hit Record Numbers  Slowly but surely a revolution has been taking place in financial technology, or fintech as we call it these days. These days fintech’s hottest sphere is not in Bloomberg terminals but in disruptive cloud startups, using the Internet as a route around  Continue Reading » [Source: TechCrunch]

16 Apr 2014 09:09

ANZ chief Smith puts social media at the heart of the bank’s future strategy

Finextra reports: ANZ chief Smith puts social media at the heart of the bank's future strategy ANZ chief executive Mike Smith has committed to making social media engagement and digital services a “key business priority” for the Australian bank … Source: ANZ chief Smith puts social media at the heart of the bank's future strategy. [Source: Finextra]

15 Apr 2014 09:13

Are ATMs the Right Channel for Serving the Underbanked?

BTN reports: Are ATMs the Right Channel for Serving the Underbanked? The ATM Industry Association is examining ways the machines can be used to better reach lower-income consumers. Sending money to someone, paying bills, and loading a portion of a check onto a prepaid card are among the types of transactions the group is envisioning  Continue Reading » [Source: BTN]

15 Apr 2014 09:13

Pay By Palm?

PYMNTS reports: Pay By Palm? For some people paying by phone is already the last big thing, and they’ve moved on to paying by palm. Swedish students are now paying with the palms by using Quixter, a truly unique POS device that authorizes payments by scanning the unique patter of blood vessels in an individual’s  Continue Reading » [Source: PYMNTS]

15 Apr 2014 09:13

Keys to Successful Multichannel Optimization

BAI reports: Keys to Successful Multichannel Optimization Developing and executing a multichannel strategy requires foundational data to ensure that the strategy aligns with channel capabilities, customer preferences and the bank’s overall strategy and brand promise. Source: BAI Strategies. [Source: BAI]

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I have been a consultant in the Financial Services industry with 5 years of experience in Banking, Wealth Management, Fund Industry, Securities Services. I have a strong international experience having worked in France, Luxembourg and the United States. I am particularly interested in all innovations related to the financial services industry as I believe we are on the verge/at the beginning of a revolution for banks as web 2.0 innovation is starting to impact this sector.
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Written by  26 Mar 2013 12:00

Bank hacking: power to the financial services makers

With the Maker Faire movement growing over the last few years, Hardware hacking has finally been making the headlines. It is one of the root causes of the recent startup hardware trends that are also fueled by platforms such as Kickstarter. What is interesting to me is that independent, smart and techno savvy people put  Continue Reading »

Written by  31 Jul 2012 02:32

Underbanked? Not without financial services!

Who are the underbanked in the US? If we refer to Javelin Strategy latest study: “Comprising an estimated 35 million US adults (or 15% of the US population), underbanked are typically young, ethnically diverse, and more likely to use the “computer in their pocket” (i.e. their mobile phones) to conduct their banking.” But does that  Continue Reading »

Written by  20 Jun 2012 09:45

Facebook got Karma for payment & commerce

While covered in the aftermath of the Facebook IPO, I think its acquisition of Karma was slightly hidden behind NASDAQ failures, IPO pricing debate and overall blessing for CNBC’s octobox. What is Karma? Watch this video interview with Lee Linden, Karma’s Founder. On the outside it seems to be a simple and nicely designed gifting app,  Continue Reading »

Written by  04 May 2012 10:12

Accounting and Banking: design issues

I am no designer, nor a marketing specialist but as a bank customer (with different banking relationships) I can tell you I think my banking experience is pretty bad. Because I switched to a more corporate finance job, I finally realised what could be the root cause of this issue : accounting. Accounting to be  Continue Reading »