Breaking Banks

How Technology Allows Small Business To Bank Like The Big Boys…

Running a small business can be a sisyphean undertaking and in the current economic conditions, you need to be able to get the investment and capital quickly in order to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. Technology can help level the playing field, optimizing the formerly slow process of getting a loan and…

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Money Anxiety

With the serious ups and downs of the economy in recent years, consumers have reacted with understandable concern for the security of their economic circumstances. The recession caused many to rethink their priorities, tighten their belts and save. As consumers feel more safe about their financial futures, they begin to spend more. Predicting consumer behaviors…

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A Penny Saved, in A Bank, Is A Penny Earned?

An axiom of banking is that access to the financial system is universally beneficial. Once people have bank accounts, they begin to save and their long term financial health improves. But the current financial situation in the US has changed customer’s outlooks on what is beneficial and beyond their means, and the financial crisis and…

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FinTech in Asia

The US is accustomed to think of itself as innovative and cutting edge, but more and more in financial technology, Asian banks are leading the way. Today, Brett talks with Emmanuel Daniel, Founder of The Asian Banker, Matt Dooley, Managing Director of Connected Thinking, and Rob Findlay, Founder of Next Bank about new expectations in…

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Innovation Is A Small Banks Best Friend

In Malcolm Gladwell’s latest offering, David And Goliath, he takes a fresh look at the story and examines whether David’s relatively small stature and skills as a slinger might actually have been an advantage in his battle against Goliath. In a similar vein, today’s episode of Breaking Banks is going to examine what kind of…

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The Crystal Ball For 2014 Says…

What kind of futurist show would be be if we didn’t talk about what changes this year will bring to Fintech and banking in general?? To talk about the trends and innovations from this year Brett will be chatting with two notable speakers and authority on financial marketing and strategic solutions in the banking guests…

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Encore Presentation: Disruption Abounds – Why Books, Music And Newspapers Were Just The Start

Not since the printing press has a new media been as disruptive as the internet. Because it is about connection, conversation, and a pure democracy of ideas, it is changing every business model and all ideas about traditional services. The first wave of new media disruption was against old media, but that was only the…

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Where The Mobile Bank Account Was Born

Banking in Africa has become a prime example of necessity breeding ingenuity. When the global financial crisis hit in 2008, Africa’s regional banks turned their focus closer to home and embraced technology as a means to reach the hugely diverse unbanked populations of the region. With a virtually untapped market, relatively unburdened by out-of-date computing…

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Seamless Transitions – Can Banks Create A Uniform User Experience For All Platforms

Since banking has transitioned from somewhere you go to something you do, people expect to access all their accounts through many portals and platforms. Whether they access their accounts through the branch, atms, computers, tablets or smartphones, they want a unified experience. They also want to access different accounts through the same universal access point….

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Will Financial Advisers Be Replaced By Crowd, How Does Tech Change GenYs Plan Investment & Saving?

Financial Advisers emerged in the US in the 1970s, but hit their stride in the 1980s with new professional designations, associations and regulation emerging to create an industry that is just over 300,000 persons strong. The US alone manages more than $13 Trillion in Assets under Management (AuM) in Mutual Funds, and the US Stock…

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The Future Is Already Here, Just Not Widely Distributed

Apologies to William Gibson from whom this quote is taken, but this week’s Breaking Banks is all about the disruptive future that is coming fast upon the banking sector. This week we speak to two global leaders and futurists who have enlightening views on the forces that are driving change in the consumer front-end of…

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Disruption Abounds – Why Books, Music And Newspapers Were Just The Start!

Not since the printing press has a new media been as disruptive as the internet. Because it is about connection, conversation, and a pure democracy of ideas, it is changing every business model and all ideas about traditional services. The first wave of new media disruption was against old media, but that was only the…

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