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Regulation: The Mother of Invention?

Banktech reports: Regulation: The Mother of Invention? D+H CEO Gerrard Schmid talked regulation and innovation at his company’s Connections 2014 conference. Source: Regulation: The Mother of Invention?. [Source: Banktech]

2 hours ago

Westpac NZ licenses Moven money management tech

Finextra reports: Westpac NZ licenses Moven money management tech Westpac New Zealand is integrating money management technology from New York-based Moven into its new digital banking platform. Source: Westpac NZ licenses Moven money management tech. [Source: Finextra]

27 Aug 2014 10:05

Westpac Builds Digital Banking’s High-Speed Rails

BTN reports: Westpac Builds Digital Banking's High-Speed Rails Westpac New Zealand is upgrading its data centers, security infrastructure and software development as it seeks to quickly create products for mobile, wearable and other devices. Source: Westpac Builds Digital Banking's High-Speed Rails. [Source: BTN]

26 Aug 2014 09:41

The rise of the Asian superbroker

Bankingtech reports: The rise of the Asian superbroker As the global banks grapple with tides of regulation, fines, and a myriad of other post-crisis issues, local Asian institutions are tooling up and stepping in to fill the gaps. Source: The rise of the Asian superbroker. [Source: Bankingtech]

26 Aug 2014 09:40

Banks and retailers sign on for new Australian Payments Council

Finextra reports: Banks and retailers sign on for new Australian Payments Council Australian banks, retailers and payments specialists have signed on to a new co-ordination body that aims to step up the pace of innovation in the … Source: Banks and retailers sign on for new Australian Payments Council. [Source: Finextra]

25 Aug 2014 09:57

2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning (part 2)

Netbanker reports: 2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning (part 2) Continuing on the 2015 strategic planning theme (see part 1: insurance, lifetime transaction archives and subscription fees)….Here are numbers 4, 5 and 6 in my semi-prioritized list of 2015 priorities:_______________________________________4. Small business debt crowdfunding_________________________________________While commercial lending in the United States is… Source: 2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning  Continue Reading » [Source: Netbanker]

25 Aug 2014 09:55

Buying Stuff Within A Tweet Is Reportedly Coming To Twitter Via Stripe

TechCrunch reports: Buying Stuff Within A Tweet Is Reportedly Coming To Twitter Via Stripe  Soon you’ll be able to buy something straight from a Tweet, if the rumours come true. Tech site Re/code says sources have told it that Twitter is working with payments startup Stripe on the launch of its ‘in-tweet’ commerce project. Twitter  Continue Reading » [Source: TechCrunch]

21 Aug 2014 10:18

This is how PayPal will take over your phone

VentureBeat reports: This is how PayPal will take over your phone PayPal and Braintree are finally bringing the magic of Venmo Touch to PayPal transactions. Source: This is how PayPal will take over your phone. [Source: VentureBeat]

21 Aug 2014 10:16

Wells Fargo to invest in fintech startups through accelerator

Finextra reports: Wells Fargo to invest in fintech startups through accelerator Wells Fargo has become the latest bank to launch an accelerator programme, promising mentoring and hard cash to selected fintech startups. Source: Wells Fargo to invest in fintech startups through accelerator. [Source: Finextra]

21 Aug 2014 10:16

Geezeo, MEA Form Strategic Parternship

Banktech reports: Geezeo, MEA Form Strategic Parternship The two companies share a variety of common clients. Source: Geezeo, MEA Form Strategic Parternship. [Source: Banktech]

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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 »