January 2011

Free Checking May Become a Luxury of the Past

January 19, 2011
/   Insights

Due to recent changes in debit and credit card fees from the Dodd-Frank bill and the CARD Act respectively, banks are looking to replace traditional sources of fee income. Some banks and credit unions...

FI Highlight: The Coastal Bank

January 18, 2011
/   Insights

The Coastal Bank Paves the Way with Text Message Banking The Coastal Bank, headquartered in Savannah, is the first locally-owned financial institution to offer Text Message Banking. Using state of the art text message...

Financial Fun and Games

January 14, 2011
/   Insights

Celent Banking Blog recently posted an article about a new startup, Payoff.com. The site, which “makes money management fun,” targets users by blending games with finances. For an introduction to the service, watch the...

What We’re Reading This Week

January 13, 2011
/   Spotlight

Below are interesting stories the Banking.com staff has been reading over the past week. What have you been reading? Let us know in the comments section below.   Gates Foundation, USAID Give Prize for...

FI Highlight: Katahdin Trust Company

January 12, 2011
/   Insights

Katahdin Trust Company Ups the Ante with Mobile and Text Message Banking in 2011 In a recent press release, Katahdin Trust Company outlined their decision to provide mobile- and text message-based banking for customers...

Financial Resolutions

January 11, 2011
/   Insights

As consumers and businesses optimistically begin 2011, hopes are high that this year will lead to a stable economy and financial growth. GonzoBanker’s Terence Roche believes that the payments arena will change quickly over...

Are you planning a game change?

January 10, 2011
/   Insights

Technology has always been a game-changer, however it is how you utilize game-changing technology that shapes your business – or in this case, your financial institution. Bank Systems & Technologyoutlined several predictions of the...

Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, January 2011

January 7, 2011
/   Insights

Below are interesting statistics on social media usage. Feel free to share your favorite social media statistics in the comments section. $50 billion is the latest valuation for Facebook, which has reportedly seen new investments...

Smartphone Mania

January 7, 2011
/   Insights

Smartphone adoption has skyrocketed in the past year; analyst firm IDC reported that 269.6 million smartphones were sold globally in 2010, up from 173.5 million units in 2009.  There is even market speculation  smartphones...