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  • OnePiece Store SocialCurrency FakeTwitter Followers

    How to Turn $5 into $80 in 24h with Twitter and Fiverr [Social Currency]

    OnePiece Pop Up NYC launches #SocialCurrency store, gives you $1 credit per 500 social media followers. Can fake twitter followers bought on Fiverr bankrupt a retailer in the future? This morning an article from caught my eye, ‘Pop-up store lets you pay for clothes using your social network clout‘.  In a nutshell, OnePiece, an […] More

  • La Caixa Social Banking Facebook App Social Media

    European Bank Launches Transactional Social Banking App on Facebook

    La Caixa’s CaixaBank, one of the most innovative banks in digital and mobile banking globally, launched the first transactional social banking app on Facebook in Europe. La Caixa’s CaixaBank became the latest retail bank to join the social banking bandwagon. Please find below the official press release.   CaixaBank has launched a Facebook application that […] More

  • BNP Paribas TEB Mobile Banking App Samsung Gear2 Smartwatch Wearables

    TEB Banks on Wearables with First Banking App for Latest Samsung SmartWatch

    Wearables. BNP Paribas TEB is pushing the mobile banking innovation envelope once again with world’s first banking application for Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch. Yesterday, TEB‘s Head of Mobile Financial Services and new technology implementation made me aware of their latest mobile banking innovation. Just six month after launching Turkey’s first financial application on Google Glass, the […] More

  • Dreamstarter ING Direct Taps Crowdfunding Social Change Projects CSR

    Dreamstarter: ING Direct Taps Crowdfunding for Social Change Projects [CSR]

    Social media banking. ING Direct Australia partnered with StartSomeGood to launch Dreamstarter, a P2P crowdfunding platform, to support social change projects (CSR). Dreamstarter, a new crowdfunding initiative, offers social entrepreneurs an online platform to raise funds towards diverse social change projects. Successful projects that capture the imagination and support of the community will receive additional funding from ING Direct, […] More

  • Malayan Insurance Launches First Facebook Insurance Online Store Innovation

    APAC Insurer Launches 1st Facebook Insurance Online Store [INNOVATION]

    Social media insurance. APAC insurer Malayan Insurance launched the 1st facebook online store where facebook fans can buy wide range of non-life insurance products including travel. In response to the growing demand for lifestyle insurance coverage online, Malayan Insurance has introduced a digital first: the Malayan Insurance Facebook Online Store. The app has been available […] More

  • Volksbank Buhl German CooperativeBanks Regional Crowdfunding Platforms Banking Innovation

    1K German Cooperative Banks Can Now Launch Own Regional Crowdfunding Platforms

    Banking innovation. Volksbank Bühl, one of the 1,100 cooperative Raiffeisen banks,  became the first German bank to offer their customers a regional crowdfunding platform. Today, Monday 29th April 2013, Volksbank Bühl (@Volksbank_Buehl) became the first of the People’s cooperative banks to have access to its own crowdfunding platform to support online regional projects. This innovative platform, available at […] More

  • American Express Helps Small Businesses Track Expenses with Free Mobile Apps

    American Express Helps Small Businesses Track Expenses with Free Mobile Apps

    Mobile payments. All American Express OPEN cardholders can now easily track business expenses with ReceiptMatch, Amex’s free mobile apps for iPhone and Android. ReceiptMatch for iPhone and Android is the latest added value service from American Express OPEN to its small businesses cardholders with the Business Gold Rewards Card, the Plum Card®, and The Business Platinum Card. It provides members with […] More

  • Insurance Innovation: ‘jFloat’ New UK P2P Insurance Platform Coming Soon

    Insurance Innovation: ‘jFloat’ New UK P2P Insurance Platform Coming Soon

    Social media insurance. After Friendsurance, ‘jFloat’ a new Peer-to-Peer insurance platform will launch soon in the UK. They aim to bring transparency and generate significant cost savings. The model will have its target invite-only launch in July and will close a round of less than £1 million in a few weeks. It aims to side-step the […] More

  • First Direct Conducts Social Media Experiment with 40 Twitter Facebook Addicts

    First Direct Conducts Social Media Experiment with 40 Twitter Facebook Addicts

    Social media banking. UK bank first direct conducted a 1-month social media experiment with 40 self-confessed social media addicts (twitter and facebook). This social media experiment by first direct revealed that some Twitter and Facebook users suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms when prohibited to use these networks for 28 days. To make sure particpants follow […] More

  • The Lab AIB Bank Launches Futuristic Branch Banking Innovation

    The Lab: AIB Bank Opens First Digital Banking Store [Innovation]

    Banking innovation. Allied Irish Bank (AIB) opens The Lab, their first digital banking store, offers free use of iPads, iMac & wifi, and a unique banking experience. Earlier today, AIB Bank announced on social media (facebook and twitter) the launch of their brand new branch of the future, The Lab.  The grand opening to the public will take […] More