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  • Can Coinland Help Commonwealth Bank of Australia Teach 1 Million Australian Kids Financial Literacy by 2015?

    Social media banking. Can Coinland Help Commonwealth Bank of Australia Teach 1 Million Australian Kids Financial Literacy by 2015? Yesterday, Mark Murray, General Manager Consumer Marketing of CBA, officially announced the launch of Coinland, a virtual money management world for kids. About Coinland Basically kids register on the site by providing the email address of their parents who […] More

  • AllState Runs a Virtual Career Fair Today + Financial Institutions Leverage Virtual Worlds & Online Games to Innovate in Recruitment

    The virtual worlds are dead… Long live the virtual worlds! Even though I have always doubted the value of opening a virtual branch on Second Life (except if you are the first bank to do so), I believe financial institutions could leverage the virtual worlds to: 1. drive more collaboration internally: increase productivity and cut travel costs 2. provide financial […] More

  • Online Banking in Second Life

    In the last couple of months, I found some excellent posts about banks inSecond Life. * Futuristic Friday: Banks in Second Life * Is your money safer under your virtual matress? * Several posts on banks such as Saxo, BNP Paribas and ABN Amro (in French) The following real-world banks have set up shop in Second Life: ABN Amro, BCV, BNP Paribas, ING […] More

  • Entropia Universe to auction virtual banking licences

    Entropia Universe to auction virtual banking licences – Article found on finextra (09/01/07) “The company behind Entropia Universe – an online role-playing game that has a real world cash economy – says it will auction five virtual banking licences that will allow financial firms to set up real world banking systems in the cyber universe.” “Now […] More

  • ING creates Dutch ‘mini-state’ in Second Life

    ING creates Dutch ‘mini-state’ in Second Life – Article found on finextra (23/02/07) “The bank says the aim of the site is to build an online community of creative and entrepeneurial people. Residents will be able to set up a new business, build their own housing and design new products.” More