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  • M-Remittances Mobile Transfers Payment Innovation Visible Banking

    M-Remittances: The New El Dorado For Mobile Transfers? [Payment Innovation]

    Manuel Romero – Multichannel Innovation at Barclays Bank Spain shares his views on the potential of m-remittances for mobile transfers and payment innovation. On 4th February 2012, we turned 5 on that date, I announced the launch of the ‘Visible Banking Stars‘ programme as well as the total redesign of VisibleBanking.com. If you are interested in […] More

  • South Africa FNB CEO Social Media Banking Mobile Payments Twitter

    8 Questions To FNB’s CEO On Social Media Banking, Mobile Payments, Twitter

    For our sixth edition of our ‘5 Questions on Digital Innovation‘ (including social media banking, twitter, mobile…), I interviewed the digitally engaged CEO of  FNB Bank in South Africa, Michael Jordaan. Me and my Visible Banking team have been closely following First National Bank (FNB) in the last few years. Indeed, under the leadership of Michael […] More

  • Commonwealth Bank Social Media Innovation Marketing Stats 2012

    7 Questions To CommBank’s CMO On Social Media Banking, P2P, Mobile

    For our fifth edition of our ‘5 Questions on Digital Innovation‘ (including social media banking, gamification, crowdsourcing, P2P, mobile), I interviewed the inspirational Andy Lark, the Chief Marketing and Online Officer at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. From the very first time I met Andy Lark – Chief Marketing and Online Officer at Commonwealth Bank of […] More

  • Amex Drives Financial Services Innovation With Twitter Payments Via Hashtags

    Amex Drives Financial Services Innovation With Twitter Payments Via Hashtags

    American Express drives financial services innovation with Twitter payments using special #hashtags. With Amex Sync, users can turn Twitter hashtags into purchases just by syncing their cards at the Amex Sync website. The hashtags can buy American Express gift cards, products from Amazon, Sony, Urban Zen, and Xbox 360 through Amex’s Card Sync technology. The […] More

  • Spanish Bank Launches Mobile App Tapping QR Codes For P2P Payments

    Spanish Bank Launches Mobile App Tapping QR Codes For P2P Payments

    Spanish bank ‘La Caixa’ launched a mobile app tapping QR codes for P2P payments. This new application, called Transfi, allows users to transfer of funds P2P automatically using QR codes. The service facilitates and calculates exact amounts, send messages or email reminders, facilitates sharing costs, sends notices for pending charges and payments, and allows automatic […] More

  • Seven Predictions NFC payments will hit Ten Percent Of Mobile Payments in 2015

    7 Predictions: NFC payments will hit 10% Of Mobile Payments in 2015

    Gartner analyst Avivah Litan predicts that Near Field Communication or NFC payments will hit 10% of mobile payment in 2015 compared to SMS payments which will represent 50% of mobile payment around the world. Dozens of new smartphones that run Windows (@Windows), Android (@Android), and Blackberry (@BlackBerry) launched last year included an NFC chip. However, […] More

  • CIMB Taps Facebook Banking, Lets Friends Send Money And Save

    CIMB Taps Facebook Banking, Lets Friends Send Money And Social Savings

    CIMB taps Facebook banking, lets friends send money and social savings. Yesterday, the bank launched OctoPay, an extension of CIMB Clicks, its internet banking portal service and Asia’s first banking service on Facebook. Renzo Viegas said that the bank had taken the lead with OctoPay, integrating internet banking capabilities and expanding alternate delivery channels with […] More

  • UK Government Will Fund Fifty Five Million Pounds to P2P Lenders To Help Small Businesses

    UK Government Will Fund £55m to P2P Lenders To Help Small Businesses

    Business secretary Vince Cable pledged £55m of UK government funding to finance suppliers such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders in the hopes of helping struggling small businesses acquire credit via high street banks. The pledge was made through Business Finance Partnership with match-funding from the private sector. The private sector is expected to lever a minimum of £55m […] More

  • Pound Dwolla Twitter Money P2P Payments Via a Tweet

    Twitter Money: Dwolla Enables P2P Payments Via A Tweet

    The Des Moines, Iowa start-up introduced a new way to make sending money easier – by tweeting it. This feature ties a Twitter account to a Dwolla account, allowing users to send money with a tweet. Known as the weekend project, available at pound.dwollalabs.com, it is designed to demonstrate convenience and potential value of Dwolla‘s […] More