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Innovation Strategies Archive

The Mobile Moment: What It Takes To Win The Digital Wallet Race

Mobile wallets will revolutionize payments. But what do consumers know, what are they afraid of, and who are they counting on to provide what they want?

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Retail Banking Trends And Predictions For 2013

Industry experts weigh in with their resolutions for next year. What are the major themes that could dominate 2013? Here’s what they have to say.

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Are Bankers Ready For The Bank 3.0 Reality?

Bank 3.0 by Brett King provides a look into the future of banking where branches are replaced by mobile devices and banking is omnipresent.

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Cool Bank Microsite: ‘Card Artist’

A super slick microsite from Bank Audi gives customers cool design tools to customize their own credit and prepaid cards.

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Is The World Ready For Social Media Credit Scores?

An interview with Brett King, CEO of Movenbank, and creator of the world's first credit score built in part on consumers' social media activity. How does it work? Find out here.

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Cool Tech: Mobile Banking With Siri-Like Voice Commands

USAA will be among the first banks in the world to start toying with speech recognition software on mobile devices.

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Bank’s Innovative Charity Website Signals New Era in Community Giving

A unique website represents an emerging in corporate giving, where banks' customers choose which charities receive donations, not the board and management.

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Customers Crowdsource Innovations for Aussie Bank, Then Vote on Them

In an experiment of social media democracy, Commonwealth Bank is asking customers for product ideas. The best will win $10,000.

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Fifth Third’s ‘Duo’: The First Real Combined Debit + Credit Card in the US

The Duo Card, a combined credit and debit card, makes Fifth Third the first card issuer in the U.S. to offer this kind of dual functionality in one piece of plastic.

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US Bank’s Wearable Wallet: Will It Flop or Not?

This blue bracelet not only lets you make contactless payments of $50 or less, it holds your medical information. But is it too weird and too ugly for widespread adoption?

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Uncommon Objects

An interesting exploration of innovation, technology and interfaces within the financial industry by guest contributor Brent Dixon.

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Barclays Takes Branded ‘Innovation Bus’ on Tour

Barclays took a custom, branded bus boasting a lounge, LCD screens, outdoor seating and a private meeting "library" out on tour to promote an innovation competition for small businesses.

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ATM 2.0: The Future of Self-Service

BBVA completely redesigned its ATMs from the ground up, pioneering what it calls the ATM of future.

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RBC Launches ‘myFinance Tracker’ PFM Platform

The number of banks and credit unions integrating branded personal financial management (PFM) platforms from providers like Mint and Jwaala have helped these startups become internet sensations almost overnight. Now RBC is…

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Santander’s HQ: High-Tech Wonderland with Robotic Butlers

It’s called Santander City. This sprawling corporate HQ for one of Europe’s biggest banks is a visually stunning concept integrating advanced robotics, interactive design and LED-based art murals. Santander City’s "El Faro"…

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9 Realities for Financial Innovators

Nine considerations every bank or credit union must read before adopting a “strategy of innovation.”

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Vantage CU’s Twitter 2.0 Banking Breakthrough

Every time you start to think the financial industry's fixation with Twitter may be easing, something completely new comes along and shakes things up. Like this stunner: TweetMyMoney, a new fully-proprietary innovation…

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5 Ideas to Fix the Ugly in Overdraft Fees

Overdraft fees are a prickly subject. Consumers complain about them constantly, and now more than ever, it seems they’re doing so with unregulated vehemence. On the other hand, financial institutions rely on…

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Kasasa: A Third-Party National Checking Brand

"Kasasa?" What is it? If Bancvue is right, it's the weapon smaller financial institutions need to successfully compete with big banks for demand-deposit accounts (DDAs) like checking and savings products. The firm…

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Time Capsule: ‘Bank of the Future’ From 1973

For as modern and progressive as the vision for this project was, it's interesting that they didn't foresee the advent of TV merchandising. These days, that text-cluttered sign would be on a…

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