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P2P lending

I mentioned in a recent blog entry how processors are replacing third parties.  The aim of these upstarts is to get rid of the bank-in-the-middle by placing the processor-in-the-middle (but hopefully not the man-in-the-middle malware attack!). This lowers margins considerably as the processor is doing the work of what would previously …

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The criticality of humanity in banking digitally

One of the big challenges in discussing digital is how to get there. It's a big leap for many banks hamstring by heritage and the question is can they get there? Should they start again? Should they launch digital as a separately branded bank, rather than trying to evolve the …

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What is a digital bank?

This question arises fairly often and I guess it’s because some people think of it as the addition of mobile apps and tablets; others believe it is creating a paperless bank; whilst others talk about a digitalisation of processes and products. We had a debate about this on Facebook during …

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Do banks really need to change?

One of the comments that floated on the network in the last week was: banks can ignore digital. That made me sit up and take notice and so I asked the person, a banker, what they meant.  Their explanation was interesting and went something like this:

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Do banks really need to change?

One of the comments that floated on the network in the last week was: banks can ignore digital. That made me sit up and take notice and so I asked the person, a banker, what they meant.  Their explanation was interesting and went something like this:

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It’s a brave new world (not just for banks)

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Following on from yesterday’s blog about traditional bank thinking versus digital bank views, there are three slides I use in my presentations that illustrate this big change.  This is the change in banks moving from being trade focused to community focused. The first points out that banks must be in …

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It’s a brave new world (not just for banks)

Picture1

Following on from yesterday’s blog about traditional bank thinking versus digital bank views, there are three slides I use in my presentations that illustrate this big change.  This is the change in banks moving from being trade focused to community focused. The first points out that banks must be in …

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What is the ‘digital core’ for a bank?

I’ve been talking about banks replacing their legacy mess with a digital core for a while now. Rearchitect your bank by getting rid of spaghetti based systems organised around products and channels to market, and redesign them for digital structures focused upon customers. That is not easy, as it implies …

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What is the ‘digital core’ for a bank?

I’ve been talking about banks replacing their legacy mess with a digital core for a while now. Rearchitect your bank by getting rid of spaghetti based systems organised around products and channels to market, and redesign them for digital structures focused upon customers. That is not easy, as it implies …

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Banks told to watch out for small competitors

So I was going to write a long blog about SWIFT today, but it makes more sense to post that one tomorrow after seeing this report by Richard Meadows, a journalist for Fairfax Media who publish New Zealand's popular papers The Dominion Post and The Press, as well as the popular news website Stuff. The write-up …

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Banks told to watch out for small competitors

So I was going to write a long blog about SWIFT today, but it makes more sense to post that one tomorrow after seeing this report by Richard Meadows, a journalist for Fairfax Media who publish New Zealand's popular papers The Dominion Post and The Press, as well as the popular news website Stuff. The write-up …

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