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Australian Bank launches mobile innovation

Whilst Bendigo Bank in Australia is worried about Google and PayPal, Commonwealth Bank responded this morning by launching the first really innovative mobile app for payments that I've seen since BBVA's Strands. The app is called "Kaching", and allows users to pay with NFC and Facebook to almost anyone. On …

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Things worth reading: 25th October 2011

Things we're reading today include … With Wikileaks Embargo, Payment Institutions Choose The Devil They Don’t KnowTechcrunch Facebook To Extend 'Credits' Payment Method to Third-Party WebsitesPayments News   Investor calls for removal of Plus chairmanThe Independent Warning over risk to bank lendingBBC Banks Seen Speeding Jobs Cuts Amid CrisisBusiness Week …

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Things worth reading: 25th October 2011

Things we're reading today include … With Wikileaks Embargo, Payment Institutions Choose The Devil They Don’t KnowTechcrunch Facebook To Extend 'Credits' Payment Method to Third-Party WebsitesPayments News   Investor calls for removal of Plus chairmanThe Independent Warning over risk to bank lendingBBC Banks Seen Speeding Jobs Cuts Amid CrisisBusiness Week …

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The Financial Services Club London Agenda, Winter 2011/12

We are often asked about the Financial Services Club's future agenda.  It's always available on our website, but here are details as they stand right now.  Some dates and speakers are still being confirmed (marked with '*'), but these are all going to happen over the next six months or …

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The Financial Services Club London Agenda, Winter 2011/12

We are often asked about the Financial Services Club's future agenda.  It's always available on our website, but here are details as they stand right now.  Some dates and speakers are still being confirmed (marked with '*'), but these are all going to happen over the next six months or …

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Things worth reading: 24th October 2011

Things we're reading today include … FSA 'can't cope' with living willsThe Independent Lloyds expected to float branches as sale hopes weakenThe Telegraph Loyalty shown to supermarkets and banksThe Independent Bank bonuses survive slump in earningsFinancial Times Tyrie warns of liquidity crisis The Independent Scheme to save euro could mean …

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Things worth reading: 24th October 2011

Things we're reading today include … FSA 'can't cope' with living willsThe Independent Lloyds expected to float branches as sale hopes weakenThe Telegraph Loyalty shown to supermarkets and banksThe Independent Bank bonuses survive slump in earningsFinancial Times Tyrie warns of liquidity crisis The Independent Scheme to save euro could mean …

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Inside the bank’s boardroom crisis meeting

Welcome to the first of what may be many fly-on-the-wall (FOTW) reports of internal bank management matters. In this first FOTW report, we sent Marty, our Scottish fly, into the monthly management meeting of one of the world’s largest banks, Megabank (stock ticker: MGB). Here’s how it went. 10:00, FTSE …

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Inside the bank’s boardroom crisis meeting

Welcome to the first of what may be many fly-on-the-wall (FOTW) reports of internal bank management matters. In this first FOTW report, we sent Marty, our Scottish fly, into the monthly management meeting of one of the world’s largest banks, Megabank (stock ticker: MGB). Here’s how it went. 10:00, FTSE …

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Things worth reading: 21st October 2011

Things we're reading today include …   Bonuses waterbed cushions bankers from reformFinancial Times Banks pay out guaranteed bonuses despite banFinancial Times New City regulation powers soughtBBC Accept banks will fail, warns FSA chiefFinancial Times Four Iron-Clad Demands for Occupy Wall Street: Michael KinsleyBusiness Week European Investment Bank Fees May …

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Who needs to focus on the customer?

Thinking more about componentised versus integrator banks leads to an interesting dialogue that started way back for me. Fifteen years ago, we were grappling with bank models and structures and talked a lot about whether banks could be integrated retailers, processors and manufacturers of financial services or should they be …

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