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NFC could reduce banks and mobile operators to low value ‘bit pipes’, warns KPN

NFC could reduce banks and mobile operators to low value ‘bit pipes’, warns KPN | Financial | Scoop.it
"We need to own the market space and prevent market differentiation before any other party enters the market with enough money,” says Peter Van Leeuwen of KPN, a partner in the Dutch NFC joint venture that includes both banks and mobile operators.
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Visible Banking

Visible Banking | Financial | Scoop.it
Idebank: Danske Bank Leverages Facebook to Improve its Mobile Banking Application. Danske Bank's latest initiative in the social media space: Danske Idebank on facebook.
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ING for Something Better - News - Every swipe counts with ING Luxembourg’s new VISA card

If you are an ING Luxembourg’s VISA card holder, you help a child challenged by late development with every swipe of your card.
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Europe Sees 40 Percent Growth in Mobile Banking Through Smartphones - comScore, Inc

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service which showed that 20 million mobile users across the five leading European markets (UK, France, Spain, Germany and...
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The size of a deposit for a home doubles - Telegraph

The size of a deposit for a home doubles - Telegraph | Financial | Scoop.it
The average deposit of a first-time buyer has doubled since the beginning of
the credit crisis and is now equivalent to almost a year’s average salary.
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Broadcastr: Listen To Location Based Audio Stories From Around The World

Broadcastr: Listen To Location Based Audio Stories From Around The World | Financial | Scoop.it
Citizen Journalism goes hyper local...
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EU To Pay Fishermen to Catch Plastic Trash

EU To Pay Fishermen to Catch Plastic Trash | Financial | Scoop.it
Fishing boats in Scotland. Photo: Mark Nicolson / Creative Commons. Simple idea. Be great if it worked...
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A Regional Close-up on Global Consumer Confidence | Nielsen Wire

A Regional Close-up on Global Consumer Confidence | Nielsen Wire | Financial | Scoop.it
Latin America was the most confident region according to Nielsen's latest Consumer Confidence index. Take a closer look at additional regional insights from more than a dozen countries.
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Friendsurance – First P2P Insurance Concept Launched « P2P-Banking.com

Friendsurance – First P2P Insurance Concept Launched « P2P-Banking.com | Financial | Scoop.it
Friendsurance faciliates peer to peer insurance...household, general, cycle and legal expenses covered. 20Euro contribution from up to 15 friends/relatives gives partial cover, the rest is funded by Friendsurance.
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‘Pay as you drive’ insurance rewards safe young drivers | Springwise

Driver insurance for cautious drivers from Co-operative Insurance. A big provider getting on tha bandwagon of smaller companies offering limited mileage insurance and smartbox technology to monitor driving habit.
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Virgin Money Customer Lounges

Virgin Money Customer Lounges | Financial | Scoop.it
Lindsay Mackie: Virgin Money's proposed 'lounge-type concepts' are meaningless if the banking system is not socially and economically useful...
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Social based Hedge Fund

social media based hedge fund...? well New Scientist says social anxiety affects the Dow Jones, so why not...
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56 Sage Street - The Game

Barclays launches online game to teach kids about their finances; 56 Sage Street is a point and click game set in a vast city, With each click you'll find work, places to stay and contacts that will help you progress...
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Nearly 70 Percent of EU5 Mobile Banking Users Own Smartphone

Nearly 70 Percent of EU5 Mobile Banking Users Own Smartphone | Financial | Scoop.it
Perhaps not surprisingly, smartphone users accounted for nearly 70 percent of mobile banking users in the EU5 region (France, Germany, It...
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76% of young adults prepared to pay £5 a month for mobile banking

76% of young adults prepared to pay £5 a month for mobile banking | Financial | Scoop.it
The ability to instantly block a lost or stolen card — a key feature of NFC payments services — topped the list of transactional features 18- to 26-year-olds would be prepared to pay for, a UK survey has found.
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Google Wants to Become Your Personal Finance Advisor

Google Wants to Become Your Personal Finance Advisor | Financial | Scoop.it
In its attempt to break into the personal finance market, Google has launched a new tool for finding and comparing financial products.
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UK startup chips away at banking transfer fees | Science & Technology | Deutsche Welle | 18.05.2011

UK startup chips away at banking transfer fees | Science & Technology | Deutsche Welle | 18.05.2011 | Financial | Scoop.it
The online service TransferWise undercuts banks international wire transfer rates by connecting people to currencies. The company's founders call current banking exchange practices a rip-off it wants to put an end to.
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Turkcell launches commercial NFC payments with Yapi Kredi Bank

Turkcell launches commercial NFC payments with Yapi Kredi Bank | Financial | Scoop.it
The Turkish mobile network operator's new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets users make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons.
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Microsoft Home of the future tour

Microsoft Home of the future tour | Financial | Scoop.it
Ever since it opened in 1994, the Microsoft Home has been a place that explores the potential of technology in the home in the foreseeable future.
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Interest rates kept on hold at 0.5% | News | Mortgage Strategy

Interest rates kept on hold at 0.5% | News | Mortgage Strategy | Financial | Scoop.it
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has today voted to keep the base rate on hold at 0.5%.
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