January 2012

The Bank of America Discount

January 30, 2012
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Not so long ago—just last fall, in fact—Bank of America was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The company had instituted a $5 debit card fee, and faced a strong consumer backlash...

Mobile Credit Crunch

January 27, 2012
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For a long time now, one key question in mobile banking has been: When? When will the integration of mobile devices and credit cards become truly mainstream, when will one open technology standard (or...

State of the Financial Industry

January 26, 2012
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To no one’s surprise, President Obama’s State of the Union speech this week had plenty of red meat on the financial services industry. We heard about the “deficit of trust between Main Street and Wall...

Social Banking

January 25, 2012
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The infographic from ZoneAlarm which we highlighted recently warns users of security concerns related to online banking and has an interesting ranking on online activities. It lists shopping at number one, followed by banking...

Bank Transfer Days, And Beyond

January 20, 2012
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In a sense, the much-heralded “Bank Transfer Day,” designated as such for November 5, 2011, fit nicely into the overall narrative for the year just passed. We had monumental, activist-oriented, from-the-ground-up, socially networked movements...