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Which Online Banks Did Not Make the Top 10?

Which Online Banks Did Not Make the Top 10?

by February 4, 2015 at 10:48 am 0 comments

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

Why Newly Launched Paym Might Be On to Something

Why Newly Launched Paym Might Be On to Something

by April 29, 2014 at 11:33 am 0 comments

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

Online Only, Open and Honest: first direct

Online Only, Open and Honest: first direct

by March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am 1 comment

There have been online-only banks before, but never one with quite the openness of first direct, HSBC’s out-of-the-box banking subsidiary. When first direct’s Banking on the Go iOS and Android apps released just before last Christmas failed to hit the mark with its customers, CEO Mark Mullen posted an apologyRead More

Customers of first direct Polled on Card Redesign

Customers of first direct Polled on Card Redesign

by December 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm 1 comment

  First direct has moved closer to finalizing a redesign of its credit cards. First direct announced progress on its credit card redesign in the first direct Lab blog on December 6. In what could be the last step before finalizing a new design, first direct Labs is presenting A andRead More

Pace of Innovation Slows at first direct

Pace of Innovation Slows at first direct

by October 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

First direct, the revolutionary virtual-only banking arm of HSBC launched in 1989, appears to have slowed its pace of innovation. First direct innovations come out of its first direct lab unit. The group has not launched a new innovation to “live test” since last May. (That last innovation, called LittleRead More

10 Coolest Brands in Banking in 2012

10 Coolest Brands in Banking in 2012

by February 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

Can a banking brand be cool? That was the question asked in a blog by Betterment, a financial services startup. A tech reporter once said to me that a financial services startup wasn’t sexy. I mused over it for a while. It’s not a completely unfair point. Well, it’s an unfair point.Read More