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#17 Links 20-26 September 2010 – Social Media News in Banking, Finance, Insurance

Please find below 17 blog posts and articles you may have missed last week.

BANKING
Facebook
ASB Bank Launches a Virtual Branch 1.0 on Facebook (Visible Banking)
Twitter
Lloyds TSB Supports its Customers on Twitter! Fine, but Now the UK Bank Should Learn from the Best (Visible Banking)
The Twitter trap for mortgage finance firms (by Jacob Gaffney)
Mobile
Wanted: The World’s Coolest Intern (by Adeline Chong)
With the Launch of Foursquare-powered Social Currency, American Express Now Has 7 iPhone Apps (by Jim Bruene)
ING DIRECT Launches Android App to enhance its Mobile Banking Suite(CNW)
Charity
First Independent aids charity via social media (by Libby Tucker)
Blogging
5 Reasons Why Banks Suck at Blogging (by the Financial Brand)

INSURANCE
Iguard Social Media Insurance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT
The end of privacy (by Chris Skinner)
Finextra makes Sibos first with B2B social media simicast (finextra)

STARTUPS & COMPANIES
Erin Mulligan Nelson To Join Bazaarvoice Executive Leadership Team(Bazaarvoice)
Online Banking Startup Think Finance Secures $90 Million Line of Credit(by Jennifer Van Grove)

OUTSIDE THE BANKING INDUSTRY
Twitter to Release a Real-time Analytics Solution This Year (by Stan Schroeder)
Facebook Now Worth More Than Dell, eBay, Yahoo or Starbucks… on Paper (by Ben Parr)
How Businesses Are Unleashing Their Employees’ Social Media Potential (by Josh Bernoff)
Facebook’s Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Apple’s Steve Jobs (by Steven Bertoni)
  

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Written by Christophe Langlois

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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