Trust in financial institutions rises among consumers

Posted by on December 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

A higher number of consumers expressed more optimism in the financial services industry as the economy shows signs of stabilization. A reported 23 percent of survey respondents say they trust the nation’s financial systems, up two percentage points from the same study conducted in June, according to the most recent Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust [...]

More banks market prepaid debit cards to all demographics, incomes

Posted by on September 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Prepaid debit cards carry the reputation for appealing primarily to the un- or underbanked demographics. Individuals belonging to this sector typically rely upon cash, check-cashing services and alternative financing solutions to avoid traditional bank products, such as checking or savings accounts. However, new data reveals more financial institutions are expanding their prepaid offerings to not [...]

Square adds loyalty features to boost customer base

Posted by on June 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Millions of small businesses and individuals have turned to Square technology to accept credit cards, giving customers more payment options. However, as many Americans become more interested in the convenience of electronic wallets, some retailers fear that credit cards will be phased out. In an effort to encourage consumers to continue using credit cards, Square [...]

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Posted by on May 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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Mobile Applications in Financial Services: The Concepts, Methods, Issues and Future Conceptual Products that make a Significant Impact in Security

Posted by on August 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

In support of the upcoming Financial Technology Innovation Forum, I recently sat down with Finance IQ to share some insights on mobile applications for the Financial Services Industry. Check out our interview below. The impact mobile applications will have on Financial Services companies is not yet clearly defined. As mobile increasingly becomes an ever more [...]