The “voice revolution” is about to make consumer banking a whole lot faster and easier. This week, Barclays announced that it is expanding its voice authentication program to all 12 million retail customers who call the bank, expanding the program it launched four years ago in its wealth management division.Read More
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Now, even Skype is a banking channel. The Cooperative Bank of Epirus (CBE), based in Ioannina, Greece, has launched video customer service using Skype in April for its online banking customers. Currently in testing with a select group of customers, the service will roll out to all customers “in the near future,” accordingRead More
It’s double your pleasure, double your fun with Breaking Banks today! We have last week’s show on digital currencies and their possibilities, which includes interviews with Ben Milne of Dwolla, Simon Taylor of Barclays, and Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum. Next we have this week’s episode featuring Cornerstone Advisors Director ofRead More
It seems like Circle has cryptocurrency all figured out. The point of Bitcoin isn’t just to use Bitcoin, despite what anarchists might think — it’s about using the digital currency to enable smoother, easier financial transactions. Circle has always gotten this, and that’s why it is moving from success to success inRead More
Banks are intensively testing blockchain technology, but still haven’t settled on business cases for it. That was the news from the panel of bankers discussing banks’ use of the blockchain last week at Consensus 2015, a cryptocurrency conference from CoinDesk. Blockchains are transaction histories that use multiple parties for verification. “Databases deal inRead More
Standard Chartered Bank has stopped processing wire transfers for bitcoin transactions, InsideBitcoins is reporting. The news is all the more jarring considering that Standard Chartered is one of the more innovative banks in the world. Additionally, the development may portend a most comprehensive backlash against bitcoin from big-league financial institutions. InsideBitcoins reports thatRead More
What was most interesting at the ranking of Top 10 online banks released yesterday by GOBankingRates.com, a Bankrate.com challenger, were the companies that did not make the list. That list included some of the more well-known e-banks. So which banks were left off? Try Simple, Bluebird, Moven, GoBank, BankMobile, CapitalOne360 and Tangerine. And, fromRead More
It’s a good time to be raising money in Fintech. All the major VC Funds are making Fintech bets, there is good activity on Angel List, there are Fintech specific funds and there are Fintech specific networking groups. Many Accelerators are domain agnostic. I have already reviewed the Fintech output from Y Combinator, which is…Read more The Growing Network of Fintech Accelerators Globally
Passwords and security questions may become a thing of the past if Barclays PLC has anything to say about it.
Getting that girl’s number in a bar has a whole new meaning today. Paym, a person-to-person payments system that allows for the transferring of funds via mobile phone number, was launched today in the United Kingdom by a number of banks. Customers of these banks will be able to quicklyRead More