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Software quality testing and standards could help prevent embarrassing and business-crippling software glitches http://b...
09/04/2015
How to Avoid Being the Next Bank Busted by a Software Glitch

Software quality testing and standards could help prevent embarrassing and business-crippling software glitches http://bit.ly/1NfdB0S

Software problems have recently plagued Bank of New York Mellon, HSBC and the New York Stock Exchange. Thorough testing and new quality standards can help financial institutions weed out weaknesses in their code that could (literally) break the bank.

Symphony, the instant messaging service backed by 15 banks, is not bowing to pressure from regulators http://www.america...
09/03/2015
Note to Critics: Bank-Backed Message Service Not Backing Down

Symphony, the instant messaging service backed by 15 banks, is not bowing to pressure from regulators http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/note-to-critics-bank-backed-message-service-not-backing-down-1076454-1.html

Symphony, the instant messaging service supported by fifteen large banks, says it will be ready to roll on Sept. 13 despite the objections of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and regulators who fear its encryption technology will impede supervision.

Lead Bank in Kansas City is building a tech-garage-like bank branch for millennial entrepreneurs http://bit.ly/1znbZ9f
09/03/2015
Bank Technology News

Lead Bank in Kansas City is building a tech-garage-like bank branch for millennial entrepreneurs http://bit.ly/1znbZ9f

The latest headlines and anaylsis on bank technology and how commercial banks use the latest in tech like mobile banking, payments, and virtual money.

07/29/2015

USAA has launched a new app to help coax millennials into saving money http://bit.ly/1KzludO

Phone fraud targeting bank call centers has grown 30%, according to a report. Here's why: http://bit.ly/1Lhm2aF
06/18/2015
Phone Scams Rise 30% as Bank Fraud Goes Low-Tech

Phone fraud targeting bank call centers has grown 30%, according to a report. Here's why: http://bit.ly/1Lhm2aF

Security researchers say criminals are turning away from malware-only attacks and preying on unsuspecting call center reps, merchants and bank-website users with simpler, more traditional schemes.

Cathy Bessant, Arkadi Kuhlmann and others shared thoughts about how banks can compete with fintech startups at the Digit...
06/16/2015
How Banks Can Avoid Being Relegated to Utilities

Cathy Bessant, Arkadi Kuhlmann and others shared thoughts about how banks can compete with fintech startups at the Digital Banking Summit http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/how-banks-can-avoid-being-relegated-to-utilities-1074883-1.html

As marketplace lenders, robo-advisers and other startups nibble away at the profitable, customer-facing parts of banking, executives at last week s Digital Banking Summit discussed how banks can defend against unbundling.

We chose Heather Cox as our Digital Banker of the Year 2015 http://bit.ly/1f19XZR
06/12/2015
Digital Banker of the Year: Citi's Heather Cox

We chose Heather Cox as our Digital Banker of the Year 2015 http://bit.ly/1f19XZR

Citi was one of the first banks to open its application programming interfaces to outside developers, leading a movement that s picking up momentum. For this and other efforts, Bank Technology News has chosen Heather Cox as its top 2015 Digital Banker of the Year.

Call for entries: Submit an application by July 1, 2015 to apply for the 2015 FinTech Forward Rankings. http://bit.ly/1E...
05/17/2015
American Banker: FinTech Forward

Call for entries: Submit an application by July 1, 2015 to apply for the 2015 FinTech Forward Rankings. http://bit.ly/1EM84p6

The Industry-Standard Global Ranking of the Top FinTech Providers
Through the strategic alliance of American Banker and BAI, FinTech Forward reaches banking's largest, most influential and most engaged community of executives and technology leaders.

Identity management is a mess today -- who can fix it? http://bit.ly/1DCSECz
04/30/2015
Identity Is Broken — Can Banks Fix It?

Identity management is a mess today -- who can fix it? http://bit.ly/1DCSECz

As Facebook and Google increasingly become de facto managers of consumers online identities, some wonder if another, more trusted party, such as banks or the government, should step up and take on this role.

04/24/2015

Banks lose $100k per hour in DDoS attacks, research finds, but they're also reacting quicker http://bit.ly/1Do7j5J

A national database for tracking consumer debt, cleaning up the dark underworld of debt collection, is gaining momentum ...
04/22/2015
Service for Tracking Consumer Debt Gains Traction

A national database for tracking consumer debt, cleaning up the dark underworld of debt collection, is gaining momentum http://bit.ly/1G6JMXF

Global Debt Registry, which has created a central repository for consumer debt, has inked a marketing deal with TransUnion and may extend its reach to payday loans.

04/14/2015

When Apple Watch launches April 24, at least five community banks will have Watch apps ready for downloading http://bit.ly/1Ev6k88

You can still submit an entry for Digital Banker of the Year. Deadline extended to Friday, 4/10 http://bit.ly/1t48yrj
04/08/2015
Digital Banker of the Year Award

You can still submit an entry for Digital Banker of the Year. Deadline extended to Friday, 4/10 http://bit.ly/1t48yrj

Entries will be chosen based on the individual's role in advancing the implementation and adoption of innovative digital banking applications at his or her institution.

What is happening in FIS's San Francisco "tech garage"? @MaryMWisniewski has the scoop http://bit.ly/1I5Igea
04/02/2015
FIS Opens Tech 'Garage' in (Where Else?) San Francisco

What is happening in FIS's San Francisco "tech garage"? @MaryMWisniewski has the scoop http://bit.ly/1I5Igea

FIS has designated a permanent area in its San Francisco office to test and showcase mobile banking and payment apps, highlighting the pressure on traditional vendors to stay current on emerging technologies and recruit young tech talent.

Last call for Digital Banker of the Year. Nominations are due today. Have you submitted your entry? http://bit.ly/1t48yr...
04/01/2015

Last call for Digital Banker of the Year. Nominations are due today. Have you submitted your entry? http://bit.ly/1t48yrj

Why are the former CEO of Sovereign Bank and his daughter working to rewrite retail banking for millennials? Find out at...
03/27/2015
A Fireside Chat: Why BankMobile Aims to Become Uber of Banking

Why are the former CEO of Sovereign Bank and his daughter working to rewrite retail banking for millennials? Find out at Digital Banking Summit. http://bit.ly/1EzkDGW

BankMobile’s emergence underscores the increasing interest from banks to improve their digital onboarding and customer experiences at a time when branch transactions continue to decline.

Why banks may be interested in 'cloud containers' and why they should be careful with them http://bit.ly/1Brlg0W
03/26/2015
'Cloud Containers' May Be a Digital Package Banks Can Accept

Why banks may be interested in 'cloud containers' and why they should be careful with them http://bit.ly/1Brlg0W

The so-called cloud container, a tool that makes it easier to develop apps for different operating systems, has emerged as a disruptive technology in data center and cloud computing. Even banks, ever cautious about safety in the cloud, might embrace the technology.

Some banks are making ID scanning part of the account opening process, to save consumers typing http://bit.ly/1CnG8Lh
03/25/2015
How ID Scanning Could Boost Mobile Account Opening

Some banks are making ID scanning part of the account opening process, to save consumers typing http://bit.ly/1CnG8Lh

Banks are gravitating toward a new technology they think can help customers more easily open mobile accounts: allowing customers to photograph their driver s license from their smartphone to help them auto-fill portions of their application.

IRS scams are going strong, here's what bankers need to know: http://bit.ly/1CFv7XF
03/23/2015
What Bankers Need to Know About the Latest IRS Scams

IRS scams are going strong, here's what bankers need to know: http://bit.ly/1CFv7XF

It s the time of year when fraudsters target consumers with phony phone calls, claiming to be IRS agents and extorting money. Banks are not the direct victims, but they could be on the hook for executing wire transfers to criminals.

Financial institutions are experimenting with "financial wellness centers" -- in the physical and digital worlds http://...
03/20/2015
New Branch Concept: High-Tech 'Financial Wellness' Center

Financial institutions are experimenting with "financial wellness centers" -- in the physical and digital worlds http://bit.ly/1MRRKI4

Alongside the requisite ATMs and tablet-bearing salespeople, a New York credit union has installed touchscreens where customers can visualize a path to realizing their financial goals. Wells Fargo is taking a similar approach to credit education online.

Full agenda is now available for Digital Banking Summit. Join us in Austin on 6/8-10 for 3 days of interactive workshops...
03/19/2015
Conference Agenda | Digital Banking Summit

Full agenda is now available for Digital Banking Summit. Join us in Austin on 6/8-10 for 3 days of interactive workshops, sessions and more. http://bit.ly/1ByE4j9

Peek into the minds of some of the industry's most respected executives when you attend Digital Banking Summit, June 8-10 in Austin, Texas.

Donn Froshiesar, Citi's Director of Consumer Insights to speak on how to improve the customer experience at Digital Bank...
03/12/2015
Donn Froshiesar | Digital Banking Summit (formerly Mobile Banking Summit) - Creating omnichannel excellence for banking execs's looking to integrate digital with other banking channels

Donn Froshiesar, Citi's Director of Consumer Insights to speak on how to improve the customer experience at Digital Banking Summit http://bit.ly/18oyRi9

Donn's role as director of consumer insights is to understand what consumers want from each of the channels they are using—phone, mobile, branch, desktop—and how those needs fit into their daily lives. From there, Citi aims to surprise and delight them.

The dramatic coverage of Apple Pay fraud this week boils down to this: banks need to step up new user verification http:...
03/06/2015
Is Apple Pay a Fraud Magnet? Only if Banks Drop the Ball

The dramatic coverage of Apple Pay fraud this week boils down to this: banks need to step up new user verification http://bit.ly/1DYZ4zo

Suggestions that Apple Pay is unusually vulnerable to fraud were quickly refuted this week. The fact remains, though, that extra care is needed when verifying cards for Apple s mobile wallet.

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