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Coolest Brands 2015: Honorable Mention

Coolest Brands 2015: Honorable Mention

by March 15, 2015 at 9:33 am 1 comment

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Social Money Explores Microsavings in India

Social Money Explores Microsavings in India

by March 12, 2015 at 11:47 am 1 comment

You’ve heard of micro loans, but how about microsavings? In a pilot program to start later this year, Des Moines, Iowa-based Social Money is looking to help underserved customers in India save money with the use of its CorePro core banking software. The effort is funded by a grant fromRead More

Mobile Banking Will Have 2 Billion Users by 2030, Says Bill Gates

by February 6, 2015 at 10:45 am 2 comments

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is bullish on mobile banking. A “low-cost digital debit card,” he said, along with the proper safeguards and reasonable fees, could transform the lives of billions of people who now lack access to basic banking services. Earlier this week, he toldRead More

Bill Gates Explains Why Worldwide Mobile Banking Is a Worthy Goal [VIDEO]

by January 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm 2 comments

What’s on Bill and Melinda Gates’ new long-term, 15-year roadmap for the challenges that they want to solve? Well, advancing mobile banking for one. In this video, Bill Gates explains why.

30 Innovators to Watch: Key Executives Shaping the Industry in 2014

30 Innovators to Watch: Key Executives Shaping the Industry in 2014

by July 9, 2014 at 11:20 am 5 comments

Sometimes innovation comes down to just getting it done, to paraphrase Sam Maule (#15 on this list.) The key to innovation lies not in technology or in processes, but in people moving the industry. In this, Bank Innovation‘s second annual “Innovators to Watch” list, we took a look at someRead More

Four Technologies That Will Revolutionize Financial Services

Four Technologies That Will Revolutionize Financial Services

by April 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm 5 comments

A new wave of technological change is right beyond the next hill, really in the next couple of years. Its most visible symptom is the hyper-connectivity to the Internet, which fuels the evolution of: bitcoin-inspired distributed systems open APIs (application programming interface) as a new way to consumer business servicesRead More

VIDEO: Kosta Peric Advocates for an ‘Innovation Sandbox’ in Financial Services

by March 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

Kosta Peric knows better than most how banks can provide innovative services for the poor. Peric, who is deputy director of financial services for the poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former director of communications for Innotribe, spoke with JJ Hornblass at Bank Innovation 2014 in SeattleRead More

VIDEO: Kosta Peric Defines a Much-Needed Financial Services Ecosystem for the Poor

VIDEO: Kosta Peric Defines a Much-Needed Financial Services Ecosystem for the Poor

by March 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

The current framework for financial services is not suitable to serve the world’s poor. There are ways to resolve this, however. Kosta Peric, deputy director, financial services for the poor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke with JJ Hornblass in a fireside chat at Bank Innovation 2014 in Seattle earlierRead More

10 Big, Hairy Innovation Ideas from Bank Innovation 2014, Continued

10 Big, Hairy Innovation Ideas from Bank Innovation 2014, Continued

by March 13, 2014 at 9:55 am 0 comments

The First Five Ideas 6. The Numbers Game Often, at an event like Bank Innovation 2014, a theme presents itself in little more than a soundbite. That soundbite for this year’s conference was: “The future of banking is transaction volume.” This seemingly innocuous line from Kosta Peric, deputy director forRead More

Drumbeat for ‘Open Banking’ Grows Louder

Drumbeat for ‘Open Banking’ Grows Louder

by March 4, 2014 at 10:04 am 3 comments

SEATTLE — The call for “open banking,” which would allow for greater access to banking services for developers and others, seems to be getting stronger. Yesterday at Bank Innovation 2014 here, open banking through an application programming interface, or API, appeared to be gaining adherants, and not just among seed-roundRead More