Social Media in Banking – Key News via Twitter: 1-7 February 2010

Key news: 1-7 Feb ¦ 8-14 Feb ¦ 15-21 Feb ¦ 22-28 Feb

In case you missed them, I listed and categorized some of my favourite tweets from last week (1-7 Feb) including my tweets and the ones I RTed.

I invite you to read my wrap up of the recent Financial Services Forum event on Social Media: The Social Media rEvolution @ The Financial Services Forum (London, January 2010), and make sure your social media initiatives are included in my social media directory.

* Our Customer Blogger application is live! Share your story & if we choose you, we’ll share some savings. (via @INGDIRECT)
* Social Media and the Banking Industry in Kenya (via @marvintumbo)
* Lending Club Using Social Networks to Help Verify Borrower Identity (by @fcn, via @robgarciasj)
* Wells Fargo’s @EdTerpening, VP #SocialMedia, is interviewd abt StageCoach Island on @gzicherm’s blog

* The #SocialMedia rEvolution has just begun w/ @jfawcett @astensby @ATMoneySpinners  & myself #FinancialServices
* Peter from ING is talking about online banking, social media, and consumption habit changes in Canada #CaseCamp (via @ariehsinger)

* Our Facebook Fan page has 999 fans! Who will be lucky 1,000? Become a fan now at (RT @currensee)

* Congrats to @ThomasPhifer the January Tweet for College winner. He’ll receive $140 and is entered to win a $500 scholarship. (via @ElementsofMoney)

* 20+ mind-blowing social media statistics revisited (via @econsultancy)
* 50%+ of Web users would join rewards programs if offers were more personally relevant (via @eMarketer)

* Wells Fargo supports our customers’ efforts to contribute to Haitian relief efforts. We’re waiving transaction fees. ^SS (via @Ask_WellsFargo)

What do you think?

Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

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The Social Media rEvolution @ The Financial Services Forum (London, January 2010)

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