February 2012

Versatility in the (Mobile) Bank

February 14, 2012
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No one can dispute the upward trend in mobile banking, not just in North America and Europe, but also in Africa — where adoption rates have soared. The success stories are remarkable. Mobile banking’s...

Consumer Trust: Still A Major Issue

February 13, 2012
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Consumers have been regularly engaging in online transactions that involve personal finances for many years now—shouldn’t we be able to trust in the process by now? Apparently not, if the report “2011 State of...

In Praise of the Mortgage Settlement

February 10, 2012
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The best thing about the $26 billion mortgage settlement announced Thursday may be that it represents a case study in extremes. Basically, just about everyone supports it, but nobody really likes it—and again, that’s...

Banking on Facebook

February 8, 2012
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We all know that the upcoming IPO for Facebook will be an exercise in minting money—just ask founder Mark Zuckerberg’s tax accountants, who have some busy days ahead. But could the company actually mint...

Super Spending: The Super Bowl

February 3, 2012
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Sure, the Super Bowl is big. But how big? Try $11 billion. And that’s just for starters. From tacos to TVs, $11 billion is how much consumers in this down economy will spend on...

We’re Setting Standards: Get the Message?

February 1, 2012
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Let’s set a standard. That’s a routine and fundamental rallying call among industry veterans of every stripe, and it’s certainly a good basis for new technologies to gain traction. More to the point, a...