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
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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
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
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
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
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