ARTICLES by Category: Economics

Apr 06, 2011

Private Banking 2.0

Since the emergence of online banking there has been a fundamental assertion from high-net-worth bankers that their clients aren't digitally focused, they don't use social media or mobile banking, and… READ MORE

Apr 01, 2011

UK Olympics to trial new RFID biochips embedded under athletes skin

In the latest attempt to capitalize on the NFC and RFID hype, the rumor mill has exploded with news that the IOC and the team behind the London Olympics is… READ MORE

Mar 08, 2011

If your bank is opening branches - get worried

In my recent book Bank 2.0 I posited that I wasn't against branches and that rather than advocating the wholesale closure or departure from branch networks, that I was interested… READ MORE

Mar 03, 2011

VIDEO: Opportunities in the Underbanked Space

With somewhere between 40-70m underbanked in the United States alone, there are significant opportunities to re-think where these individuals fit in the banking landscape. Since the introduction of the Durbin… READ MORE

Dec 15, 2010

Why Basel III is bad for finance

The Basel III accord’s stated purpose is: This consultative document presents the Basel Committee's proposals to strengthen global capital and liquidity regulations with the goal of promoting a more resilient… READ MORE

Nov 26, 2010

What The Beatles' success on iTunes means for Banking...

The Beatles are arguably one of the most successful bands of all time, but their foray into the digital music space has long been frustrated. In their first week on… READ MORE

Nov 11, 2010

The perfect storm to bring an end to cash

I've been at the E-Money, Cards and Payments conference in Moscow today. Coming off the back of SIBOS it is quite interesting to have a discussion not just about payments,… READ MORE

Nov 04, 2010

Will Facebook kill the US Dollar?

According to current statistics, Facebook has more than 500 million ACTIVE users, 50% of whom use Facebook everyday, 200 million of these users interact via mobile daily, and around half… READ MORE

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