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First Direct, Cahoot and Smile win again

Two years ago, the BBC ran a survey of 13,000 viewers about their satisfaction with banks and found that the leading financial providers were Cahoot!, Smile and First Direct, whilst Abbey came last.  Unfortunately, the Beeb has removed the survey from their website but the chasm between leader (90% customer satisfaction) and loser (45%) was…

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Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

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Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

Cisco

Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

Cisco

Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

Cisco

Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an easily digestible list that works…

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an easily digestible list that works…

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an easily digestible list that works…

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Numbers, Part 14: Social media and banks

Let’s look at the relevance of social media to banks. Banks are starting to get into the idea of social media with Scotia Bank, Bank of America and HSBC running small business community networks for example, as well as some such as Wells Fargo pushing the envelope with blogs, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The usual…

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Numbers Part 13: Big Banks

According to Indian student Amit Soni, who shares a lot of good presentations about Indian banks on Slideshare, India has 88 commercial banks with 53,000 branches and 17,000 ATMs. The State Bank of India (SBI) is shaking these things up by distributing over 11,000 new ATMs this year, bringing their total number to 25,000. I…

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