Fiserv launches new brand identity; president/CEO Yabuki says vendor's scale "uniquely positions us to lead the development of next-generation solutions that will transform the way financial services are delivered."
The credit crisis and related fallout have created a kind of "crisis of faith" across banking. But after the anger, sorrow and confusion, a smarter, stronger and more customer-focused banking industry could emerge.
According to a cross section of bank tech executives, this could be the year that heretofore unproven solutions -- including mobile payments, cloud computing and social networking -- become essential components of banks' strategies.
Forced unions, toxic assets and politics all raise the stakes for recent bank mergers. However, some basic M&A principles are as true for today's hastily arranged megamergers as they are for traditional acquisitions.