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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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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 and 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

Design issues in accounting and banking

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 »