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Visible Banking News – Show #1 – 11th-17th June 09

From now on, I will try as often as possible to summarize the week listing the main news in social media in banking and financial services and sharing my thoughts in a short video.

Please note that the list below is not comprehensive and doesn’t include the daily news covered in my VB News via Twitter.

My take on the week
Please find below a 10mn video where I share my comments on most of the news listed in this post.

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From the banks and credit unions
* From Wells Fargo’s ‘the Student LoanDown’ blog: Call us! – 15th May 09
* From Members Credit Union: Meet The 2009 Biggest Saver Finalists – 15th May 09
* From RaboDirect.ie: RaboPlus launches TruthBank.ie – 11th May 09
* From the Wells Fargo – Wachovia blog: Our Blog’s First 100+ Days: How Are We Doing? – 8th May 09

 

From the online finance startups
* From the Mint.com blog: What Star Trek Can Teach You About Your Money– 15th May 09
* From the Kiva blog: Kiva is a TiE50 Winner! – 15th May 09
* From the Wesabe blog: Focus on needs, not products – 11th May 09

From the prominent bloggers in banking and online finance
* From James Gardner’s blog: The Emergent Enterprise – 12th May 09
* From Tim McAlpine’s blog: Young & Free Alberta wins the 2009 National Credit Union Innovation Award from Credit Union Central of Canada – 5th May 09

Twitter
* Guatemalan Twitter User Arrested for “Inciting Financial Panic,” First Arrest of its Kind in Central American History – 14th May 09
7 Questions Some Brands Are Asking About Twitter – 12th May 09
Study: The Bank and Credit Union Twittersphere – How Financial Institutions Use Twitter – May 09

Conferences
* SOMESSO London 09: Visible Banking – Official Blog – Twitter #smo09
* CSN Amsterdam 09: website – Twitter #CSN09
* Finovate NYC 09: Finovate 2009 Demo Application Window Now Open – 13th May 09

Social Networking News
Weekly Digest of the Social Networking Space – 17th May 09
Video: The Five Eras on Social Web TV – 16th May 09
Women Use Blogs for Info, SocNets to Connect – 11th May 09
Women Use Blogs for Info, SocNets to Connect – 11th May 09

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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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