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  • Swedish Banking Customers Are Sceptical of Mobile Payments

    49% Of Swedish Banking Customers Are Sceptical About Mobile Payments

    In his first guest article as a ‘Visible Banking Star’, Martin Odman – Head of Interactive at SBAB – shares his views on the potential for mobile payments in Sweden.  The Swedish people are reluctant now, but that will change. On 4th February 2012, we turned 5 on that date, I announced the launch of […] More

  • UK Mobile Banking

    Third Of UK Consumers To Do All Their Banking On Mobile By 2020

    According to a report by business technology provider Avanade, a third of UK consumers are expected to use smartphones for their banking transactions by 2020. And about two-thirds of banks in the UK expect everyone to be transacting with banks using their mobile phones by 2017. This study is based on a survey of 30 […] More

  • BitPay Signs 1,000 Merchants to Accept Bitcoin Payments

    BitPay, a company based in Orlando that helps online retailers and merchants recognize and accept Bitcoins for payments. More than 1,000 online merchants have expressed interest to sign up for their services. Bitcoin is a digital currency that can be traded for goods and services at merchants who accept them. GamerKeys, a seller of downloadable […] More

  • 10% ASB Bank’s Mobile Payments Via Facebook [SOCIAL MEDIA BANKING]

    ASB is taking advantage of the social networking phenomenon by making their branches available to anyone who has a Facebook account. Their new app, launched in July, in the popular website allows their customers to make payments to other banks and their Facebook friends with only a series of clicks.   ASB Bank is one […] More

  • Bitcoins Virtual Currency

    Are Donations via Bitcoin a Legit Way to Sponsor Politicians? [Virtual Currencies]

    Three recent high profile news put greater emphasis on the legitimacy of virtual currencies.  New Hampshire State Representative Mark Warden is now accepting campaign contributions in Bitcoin and hacker ransoms Romney tax returns for $1M in Bitcoins. In the last few days, the (in)famous virtual currency Bitcoin received a tremendous amount of (unwanted?) publicity. 05 […] More

  • Bring Your Own Device and Your Own POS

    VB Star and Barclays Spain’s Manuel Romero discuss the impact and the challenges of the evolution of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ trend in banking: ‘Bring Your Own POS’. Last April IBM announced that Toshiba TEC is acquiring IBM’s Retail Store Solution Business, which offers retail point-of-sale solutions worldwide. The purchase price: US$850M. The announcement is a significant move […] More