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  • Erste Bank Banking Innovation Lab Sparkasse Crowdsourcing Gamification

    Erste Bank Taps Crowdsourcing and Gamification with New Banking Innovation Lab

    With its ‘s LAB’ aka ‘Sparkasse Lab’ focused on open innovation, Erste Bank became the latest financial institution to crowdsource the bank of the future with its customers via gamification. On 5th September, Austria’s Erste Bank and Sparkasse introduced its new banking innovation lab tapping crowdsourcing and including some gamification features, with the video attached […] More

  • Barclays Your Bank Ideabank Crowdsourcing Banking Innovation

    Barclays Taps Crowdsourcing with the ‘Your Bank’ Ideabank [Banking Innovation]

    Barclays officially launched its ‘Your Bank’ platform, an ideabank inviting banking customers to help drive innovation at the UK bank. Yesterday, Barclays bank UK kick started its latest nationwide brand campaign by posting on its official YouTube channel a series of videos highlighting its new banking customer crowdsourcing platform, Barclays ‘Your Bank‘.       […] More

  • Crowdsourcing Wells Fargo Bank Invites Facebook Fans Design Banking Stores

    Wells Fargo Invites Facebook Fans To Design its Stores [Banking Crowdsourcing]

    Wells Fargo bank invites its facebook fans -and banking customers- to flag the innovative features they’d like to find in their stores design. Simple banking crowdsourcing in action. As part of our Visible Banking Facebook Watch series, we track 1,200+ facebook pages from financial institutions based in over 80 countries, including Wells Fargo. Last week, my team […] More

  • Axa Metrobank Card Square Mobile Payments Insurance Innovation

    AXA and Metrobank Card Launch Mobile Payment Service for Insurance [INNOVATION]

    Insurance innovation. Axa and Metrobank card launched a Square-like mobile payment service via credit cards, on smartphones and tablets, for life insurance in the Philippines. AXA Philippines launches MSwipe, the country’s first mobile insurance payment system. MSwipe allows Axa agents to accept real-time credit card payment transactions using their mobile devices such as smartphones or […] More

  • Dreamstarter ING Direct Taps Crowdfunding Social Change Projects CSR

    Dreamstarter: ING Direct Taps Crowdfunding for Social Change Projects [CSR]

    Social media banking. ING Direct Australia partnered with StartSomeGood to launch Dreamstarter, a P2P crowdfunding platform, to support social change projects (CSR). Dreamstarter, a new crowdfunding initiative, offers social entrepreneurs an online platform to raise funds towards diverse social change projects. Successful projects that capture the imagination and support of the community will receive additional funding from ING Direct, […] More

  • Malayan Insurance Launches First Facebook Insurance Online Store Innovation

    APAC Insurer Launches 1st Facebook Insurance Online Store [INNOVATION]

    Social media insurance. APAC insurer Malayan Insurance launched the 1st facebook online store where facebook fans can buy wide range of non-life insurance products including travel. In response to the growing demand for lifestyle insurance coverage online, Malayan Insurance has introduced a digital first: the Malayan Insurance Facebook Online Store. The app has been available […] More

  • Volksbank Buhl German CooperativeBanks Regional Crowdfunding Platforms Banking Innovation

    1K German Cooperative Banks Can Now Launch Own Regional Crowdfunding Platforms

    Banking innovation. Volksbank Bühl, one of the 1,100 cooperative Raiffeisen banks,  became the first German bank to offer their customers a regional crowdfunding platform. Today, Monday 29th April 2013, Volksbank Bühl (@Volksbank_Buehl) became the first of the People’s cooperative banks to have access to its own crowdfunding platform to support online regional projects. This innovative platform, available at […] More

  • American Express Helps Small Businesses Track Expenses with Free Mobile Apps

    American Express Helps Small Businesses Track Expenses with Free Mobile Apps

    Mobile payments. All American Express OPEN cardholders can now easily track business expenses with ReceiptMatch, Amex’s free mobile apps for iPhone and Android. ReceiptMatch for iPhone and Android is the latest added value service from American Express OPEN to its small businesses cardholders with the Business Gold Rewards Card, the Plum Card®, and The Business Platinum Card. It provides members with […] More

  • ING Direct Canada Embraces Social Media Banking Drive Transparency

    ING Direct Banks on Social Media to Drive Banking Transparency [VIDEO]

    Social media banking. ING Direct Canada, led by its social CEO Peter Aceto, became one of the most engaging banks on social media. The bank aims to bring transparency in banking. A few days ago, I noticed this video on social media banking on Hootsuite’s youtube channel. I invite you to watch ‘Using Social Media For […] More