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15 Apr 2015 14:27

Jamie Dimon on JPMorgan Chase’s Q1 results

The JPMorgan Chase first-quarter earnings call with analysts on 14 April was more subdued than the typical tone expressed by the otherwise outspoken CEO Jamie Dimon, one of the few banking leaders who’s been quick to criticize regulators. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

15 Apr 2015 11:08

Oracle to dethrone SaaS leader Salesforce by year’s end

Oracle’s cloud services may account for just 5% of its revenue, but the company plans to be the world’s largest cloud service provider by the end of the year. In an interview with India’s Business Today, Oracle senior VP Shawn Price tells reporters that the company will aim to surpass current cloud computing. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

15 Apr 2015 10:38

What banks need to know from Verizon’s breach report

Hackers are attacking companies with multiple motives and multiple attack vectors, the annual security report finds. Phishing remains effective and cyber-threat sharing efforts need to speed up. Read more … [Source: BTN]

14 Apr 2015 12:24

Alternative lending still on the decline for SMEs

Following a long winter, small business lending continues to thaw. March figures show approval rates are improving, reaching new heights, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

14 Apr 2015 08:09

Small banks get surprising head start on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has many functions, and one of them may be leveling the playing field between big and small banks. Read more … [Source: BTN]

13 Apr 2015 14:59

TEB expands mobile banking to include live chats

Türk Ekonomi Bankası, one of the private sector commercial banks in Turkey, and a strategic partner of BNP Paribas, has launched an enhanced digital banking service featuring the ability to hold live chat sessions with bank staff. Read more … [Source: Bankingtech]

13 Apr 2015 13:19

General Electric to offload banking business assets

General Electric has announced plans to offload most of its banking business assets in a bid to refocus on its core business of heavy industry and infrastructure. Read more … [Source: BBR]

13 Apr 2015 13:17

The year of payments 2015 (one quarter in)

The first three months of 2015 have been anything but gentle and calm, yet the moves we’ve seen have been made by some sharp innovators. Read more … [Source: PYMNTS]

13 Apr 2015 09:49

Citi to build global ecosystem for fintech

Jorge Ruiz, managing director, Digital Acceleration Global Program Head, Citi, talks about the ongoing Citi Mobile Challenge. Read more … [Source: Finextra]

10 Apr 2015 15:12

AmEx experiments with facial recognition tech

American Express Co is taking a closer look at facial recognition and wearable technology with an eye towards developing new capabilities for some of its mobile apps. Read more … [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 »