Visible Banking News #6

Visible Banking News #6

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 – 14 May 2007 to 20 May 2007
ANZ to automate mortgage processing; offshore back office jobs – 16 May 2007
* Delivering Multi-Channel Banking With New Integrated Platform – 15 May 2007
Pandora’s global royalties glitch – 15 May 2007

BLOGGING
First Look: Verity CU’s New Blog – 18 May 2007

EVENTS
BarCampBankSeattle coming soon – 15 May 2007

FRAUD
Two-factor authentication is not well understood – 17 May 2007
HSBC defends two factor authentication opt out – 17 May 2007
Home hand held device to combat online fraud – 15 May 2007

INTERNATIONAL
* Danske Bank Denmark abolishes banking charges – 16 May 2007
ING cuts 2500 jobs in retail banking overhaul; to extend Web banking to Japan – 16 May 2007
Brick-n-Click Model Boosts Deposit Volume ($) – 16 May 2007

LAUNCHES
Wells Fargo Unveils Electronic Returned Items & Deposit Details Service– 18 May 2007
Ulster Bank roll out mobile unit for Mayo – 18 May 2007
Wells Fargo Launches CEO Mobile Banking Service – 18 May 2007
Wells Fargo introduces mobile banking for business customers – 18 May 2007
ING Direct Offers 1% Cashback for 60 Days – 17 May 2007
AMEX to Launch New Consumer Catalog Site – 16 May 2007
Aviva launches direct motor insurance services in Poland – 16 May 2007
More Long-Term Archives at Tech CU, WaMu, and Citibank – 14 May 2007
Ulster Bank to expand branch network in Munster – 14 May 2007

MARKETING
Branding switch as more consumers bank online – 16 May 2007

MOBILE BANKING
Mobile banking take up set to grow – Celent – 18 May 2007
Mobile Phone Banking Poised for Growth in Africa – 17 May 2007
Wells Fargo First to Offer Mobile Banking for Business Customers – 17 May 2007
Pocket Banking through Mobile Phones in Rural China – 15 May 2007
Mobile Banking | a replacement, or a supplement? – 15 May 2007
Geezeo Marries Account Aggregation with Mobile Banking – 15 May 2007
mFoundry and Verizon Working Together on Mobile Banking – 15 May 2007
Javelin Studies Product Marketing Requirements for Mobile Banking – 15 May 2007
Banking 2.0: Microfinancing and Mobile Banking – 14 May 2007
In insurance, mobile banking – 14 May 2007
Cash on call: it’s the mobile phone wallet – 13 May 2007

REPORTS
Online Banking Drives Growth – 18 May 2007
* US Mobile Banking: Beyond the Buzz – 17 May 2007
Celent Research Finds Mobile Banking Will Be a Significant Financial Services Channel – 17 May 2007
Web banking soaring over all other retail channels – TowerGroup – 16 May 2007
TowerGroup Finds Growth in Internet Banking Outpacing All Other Banking Channels Ever Launched
– 15 May 2007
Banks, and the downside to aggressive selling – 15 May 2007

SECOND LIFE
Germany’s Wirecard Bank opens in Second Life – 18 May 2007

SOCIAL LENDING
Virgin eyes US peer-to-peer loan market – 18 May 2007
Update on Prosper.com Traffic Numbers – 17 May 2007
Virgin Money to Enter U.S. Market Through Acquisition of CircleLending – 17 May 2007
Zopa claims 150,000 members; hires Cordrey to lead product development – 15 May 2007

VENDORS
mShift Leads in U.S. Mobile Banking Deployments – 18 May 2007
ClairMail to Power Bank of Stockton’s Mobile Banking Services – 16 May 2007

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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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