The Container Factor

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/   Voices

New technology to ease application shipment could make a big difference for many financial service institutions

Foolhardy Predictions for 2016

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If history is any guide, it’s foolish to make predictions about the banking industry. There are too many external...

Banking with Non-Banks

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/   Voices

Walmart Pay could be another step in companies outside financial services getting in on the action

Fast Facts: Student Loans

January 22, 2013
/   Insights

The Financial Services Roundtable recently released another iteration of its Fast Facts, reliable, bullet-point research about issues facing the financial services...

What We’re Reading

May 5, 2011
/   Spotlight

Below are interesting stories the staff has been reading over the past week. What have you been reading? Let...

Below are interesting stories the staff has been reading over the past week.

Articles via, Bank Innovation, Information Age, The Financial Brand

  • The changing face of Internet consumption: According to a recent report, just under 65% of Americans have a smartphone. That’s a huge opportunity for financial institutions to connect with consumers on channels that they are using and are convenient for them.
  • Alerts, the gateway to wearables: While many people are discussing the topic of payments features with wearables, experts believe that it will be alerts, not payments, which will be most convenient and most used by consumers.  
  • Why biometrics will go hand in hand with the wearables revolution: As wearables grow in popularity, the security of these devices will continue to be a hot topic and biometrics may be just in time to provide a solution.
  • Designing a digital bank: What are millennials looking for in their financial institution? They want transparency, financial advice and fully customizable convenience.

What have you been reading? Let us know in the comments section below or Tweet @bankingdotcom.


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James W. Gabberty

Gabberty is a professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City. An alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University Polytechnic Institute, he has served as an expert witness in telecommunication and information security at the federal and state levels and holds numerous certifications from SANS & ISACA.

Marisa Mann

Marisa Mann brings over 15 years of experience in consulting and financial services industries to the Solstice team, working on large scale enterprise initiatives across many technologies, including specializing in the digital space – Internet and mobile. Mann is passionate about mobile and the endless possibilities for the enterprise, delivering business value through strong brand recognition and driving to excellence in the consumer experience. Prior to Solstice, Mann worked at JP Morgan Chase, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Washington Mutual, Inc, and Accenture.

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