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Mission Impossible: Why banks can’t compete on customer service

Top 5 Retail Banking Trends for 2013: Mobile dominates everything

Merger Mania: 57% of banks plan to acquire another bank soon

Double Take! Thrivent bank completes rare conversion to credit union

Q&A Interview: Behind the scenes of TD Canada Trust’s cultural evolution

Build Your Own TV Spot: Union Bank gives people video production assets

Time of Our Lives: Excellent overview of UK consumers’ income, spending patterns

Big Data: How banks can use analytics to determine the “next best action”

Feedback Loop: Using ratings, rankings and reviews in bank marketing

Able Banking: A new bank lets consumers use their rewards for charity

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Delivery Channels

Café Crazy: Capital One plans no fewer than 6 new “cafés” in Boston

No Warm Fuzzies: Mystery shop of CU branches reveals problems

iPhone Apps: Top 20 most-downloaded apps in personal finance

Video Banking: uGenius to launch online video solution

Bank Branches Are Dead! Long live the call center!

Self-Service Branch: Chase rolls out semi-staffed teller stations (like at the airport)

Bank at Work: Best practices for workplace banking programs

Going Cozy: Town & Country Bank takes on a homier, non-bank look

Products & Services

ING vs. Ally: The battle of the online checking accounts

Competition Recon: How checking accounts from online brokerages stack up

$210 Million: Capital One dealt fine for high-pressure pitches to customers

Fee Transparency: How BofA handles it superbly

PFM: How a small credit union hopes to fuel adoption of their new tool

myControl Banking: KeyBank’s balance forecasting mobile app + online dashboard

People Like U: Ubank rolls out a unique ethnography tool based on big data

Bill Pay Sweepstakes: Fifth Third’s promo pays $25,000 in cash prizes

Access 360: Fifth Third’s prepaid debit card mirrors Chase Liquid

Contactless Payments: Barclaycard builds iPhone game for Christmas campaign

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Social Media

Strategy Q&A: Fifth Third’s VP of Social shares her story (read transcript)

Bad Advice: Five not-so-best practices for banks on Facebook

CafeGive: Financial marketers use third-party tool to build Facebook charity drives

Kaching! Commonwealth Bank rolls out Facebook version of its innovative mobile app

Facebook Woes: Aussie banks struggle with engagement, fan growth

Now Hiring: $1.2b Tulsa Teachers CU looking for a “social media guru”

Help! $23 million credit union seeks full-time social media specialist

Credit Unions

Young & Clueless: What Gen-Y doesn’t know about credit unions

Kodak Moment: CUs had better stay relevant, or face Kodak’s fate

Branch of the Future: The move towards a new, more affordable approach

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