Web 2.0 in Financial Services

Erin McCune and I had a lot of fun today teaching our Workshop on Social Media (aka Web 2.0) and Financial Services. As seems to happen more and more these days, an informed and interested group adds their experiences into the mix and the combined information shared and mutual learning that results is much greater […]

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My partner Scott Loftesness and I are teaching  a workshop on Web 2.0 and Financial Services this coming Thursday, March 19th. In preparation, we’d like to gauge the level of Web 2.0 participation in the Glenbrook community. There are only two questions and it won’t take more than 2 minutes of your time (if that). […]

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Today, Citi announced a new Visa credit card program called Citi Forward. Interestingly, as part of its launch, Citi is using Twitter as one of its channels. Perhaps the partnership with MySpace for a version of Citi Forward is the reason? Other issuers we’re aware of also using Twitter include Discover and Bank of America […]

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There’s a lot of noise out there about Web 2.0 – the key questions come down to “what does it mean to me?” One place to start is how applying some of the Web 2.0 tools can change your daily life, helping make you more productive. In his post Five Things Every Legal Practice Should […]

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Earlier this month, Stanford Senior Fellow Paul Romer wrote an op ed for the Wall St. Journal titled “Let’s Start Brand New Banks” – writing that “investing the TARP funds in new banks will do more to help the troubled but potentially viable existing banks than giving funds directly to them.” Earlier this week, Charlie […]

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This is a topic Chris has been honing recently and it’s all come together in a nice set of slides he presented in Bahrain last week: Banking As A Service View more presentations from Chris Skinner. (tags: 2.0 web) See his post with more elaboration here. Nice job, Chris!

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For all who are interested, I’ve posted an article titled “Creating PaymentsViews.com” that walks through the steps I followed to get this new PaymentsViews.com blog “on the air”. We’re using WordPress, Media Temple (hosting) and the excellent Thesis theme by Chris Pearson to drive Payments Views. We’ll be talking more about blogging and other web […]

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Workshop on Web 2.0 Technologies For Financial Services FaceBook? Twitter? Amazon Flexible Payments? Mint? Zong? Join me and Scott Loftesness of Glenbrook as we explore the world of Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on the payments industry in this one day workshop (morning plus optional afternoon sessions). What is Web 2.0 and how is […]

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The Economist considers whether today's economic uncertainty will shift the fragile balance of power between old-school managers and their computer-savvy, collaborative, confident (some say overly entitled), Net Generation employees. Net Geners will certainly have to temper some of their expectations and take the world as it is, not as they would like it to be. […]

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Over at the Bankervision blog an exchange between leading banking bloggers Chris Skinner (of FinanSer) and James Gardner (at Bankervision) has prompted a lively exchange of comments from the banking and social media community online. This is my contribution to the commentary From my perspective, banks should proactively participate in social media, not to make […]

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I had an enthusiastic audience at NEACH outside Boston on Monday – everyone was eager to learn more about social networking, web 2.0 and how their bank and credit union can get involved. I was apprehensive at first, becuase the credit union and small/mid-sized bank audience had limited exposure to social media. I adapted by […]

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