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Visible Banking News #11

On regular basis (ideally weekly), I will post a list of key news on web 2.0 & Banking.
As usual, please do not hesitate to get back to me with you remarks, or with any article I missed!

NEWS – 18 June 2007 to 01 July 2007

BLOGGING
Comparasites – 28 June 07
Can banks ever be cool – 27 June 07
Entertainment Access Spotlight | American Express blog – 25 June 07
Particpating in online blog conversations is not useful #@ – 25 June 07
My Fave Five Banking Industry Blogs (B2B) – 25 June 07
In blogs we trust – 22 June 07

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Lack of a clear customer experience strategy forms largest obstacle! – 25 June 07
Turning Customer Experience Into A Competitive Weapon – 25 June 07
“Don’t Let Someone Else Take the Chance to Educate Your Customers” – 22 June 07

EVENTS
Conference Notebook: SourceMedia’s Mobile Commerce Summit – 20 June 07

FRAUD
Banks should have their own secure domain – 01 July 07
Unparalleled onslaught against online banking taking place – 01 July 07
First National Bank of South Africa goes two-factor with Vanguard – 26 June 07
China UnionPay and Arcot form Internet fraud prevention partnership – 27 June 07
First National Bank of South Africa goes two-factor with Vanguard – 26 June 07
Mobile Identity Theft Protection from Intersections – 21 June 07
The sign of the Black Horse – 15 June 07

INTERNATIONAL
Holland | 54 % of the customers do not visit their bank branch – 20 June 07

LAUNCHES
Northwest Airlines Lets Customers Pay With PayPal – 29 June 07
New Direct Bank: Element Financial from Irwin Union Bank – 28 June 07
Top Banks Plan to Introduce Expedited Bill Payments – 21 June 07

MARKETING
US adult opinions about advertising methods – 28 June 07
Brand matters |Sapient – 26 June 07

MOBILE BANKING
CNBC Explores the Growing Mobile Banking Space – 29 June 07
* Wells Fargo, Visa Test Pay-by-Phone – 28 June 07
Upwardly Mobile in Vietnam – 28 June 07
Citi Goes Mass Market With Its Mobile Banking Application – 22 June 07
Verizon Rolls Out Obopay’s Mobile Payment System to 60 Million Subscribers – 20 June 07
Do You Know the Mobey Forum? – 18 June 07

NEWS
Financial Web Site Considering $2 Bllion IPO – 29 June 07

PERSONAL FINANCE
Wesabe closes $4m financing – 20 June 07
Why Union Square picked Wesabe – 21 June 07
Venture Funding Flows to Wesabe and Prosper; Wesabe Launches on Facebook – 20 June 07
Wesabe announces that the company closed a $4 million Series A round– 20 June 07

REPORTS
Understanding the real impact of online financial services – 26 June 07
US financial firms failing online customers – study – 26 June 07
Forrester | ‘Experience Based Differentiation’ – 25 June 07
Online account opening is difficult to automate – 23 June 07

RESOURCES
Direct Banks born from retail part 1 – 28 June 07

SECOND LIFE
BNP Paribas recruit staff in Second Life – 18 June 07

SOCIAL LENDING
FaceBooks Lendingclub surpasses $100K loans in first two weeks – 20 June 07
Prosper raises another $20 million – 20 June 07

SOCIAL NETWORKING
Why Banks are vulnerable in the long run, to social networking – 28 June 07
Friends Reunited adds Paypal – 27 June 07
Thoughts on Social Network evolution – 22 june 07
PayPal Launches on Facebook: Who Wants to be the First Bank? – 22 June 07

SURVEYS
Benchmark globally, diferentiate locally – 26 June 07
71% in the UK saying they do not trust their banks (Unisys) – 21 June 07

VENDORS
MFoundry adds support for Apple’s iPhone – 28 June 07
Tyfone Launches Harmony, a Secure Mobile Financial Services Communications Platform – 27 June 07
A&L looks to Verticalnet for procurement savings – 27 June 07
TriCipher enhances online protection package – 27 June 07
ViVOtech and mFoundry team on mobile banking – 25 June 07
Proformance unveils e-signature technology – 25 June 07
Tyfone releases mobile financial services communications platform – 26 June 07
KeyBank to Deploy Web Analytics Software – 20 June 07
Fifth Third implements Fiserv Imagesoft Nautilus for mortgage processing – 20 June 07

VIDEOS
ING Direct’s Man on a Mission – 26 June 07
Technology Credit Union’s YouTube Page – 20 June 07
Citi Mobile on National Television – 20 June 07

WEB 2.0
China embracing the web and 2.0 – 19 June 07

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Based in London, Christophe is an entertaining social media keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of social media, social business and digital innovation. Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries. Currently, Christophe is 'Social Media Senior Managing Consultant' at IBM Interactive Experience. He's also a Digital Advisor at the Financial Services Forum and the Moller Centre (part of the Churchill College in Cambridge). Christophe's views on VisibleBanking.com are his own, not necessarily his employer's.

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