3 Takeaways From the CEB TowerGroup Financial Services Technology Conference May 03, 2013Innovation, mobility and big data were among the big themes discussed during the three-day event in Boston. Will Facebook Be the Next Big Payments Network? October 10, 2012If Facebook becomes the next big payments network, what can banks do to get in on the action? Experts from Facebook, Google to Judge Best Mobile App Ideas for Financial Services July 25, 2012The U.S. Treasury announced today that experts from Google and Facebook will help judge mobile app ideas for its MyMoneyAppUp Challenge. Facebook and Video Games: Is This the Bank of the Future? June 18, 2012Polish Bank Alior has unveiled a digital bank that includes Facebook payments and an "entertainment area." Banks Can’t Afford to Be Afraid of Social Media April 26, 2012Banks ignore social media at their own risk. But effectively taking advantage of the ever-growing channel requires more than just setting up a placeholder presence — it requires true engagement and authenticity. American Express Tops FI Social Media Report April 12, 2012Research from Corporate Insight also indicates that financial services firms prefer Twitter to Facebook. Citi Introduces Facebook Rewards App January 03, 2012The new application allows Citi ThankYou Rewards members to pool and share their earned points via Facebook. Commonwealth Bank Rolls Out App for Facebook, P2P Payments October 25, 2011The service, called Kaching, will enable NFC-based peer-to-peer payments via email and social media. U.S. Bank Encourages Social Networking Among Small Businesses Via Facebook October 19, 2011The bank recently launched the "Look Up With US" Facebook challenge to give small businesses a chance to network with each other and to win $5,000. Social Business: 4 Ways Social Media Is Transforming Banking October 05, 2011Social networking may have started out as a light-hearted social experiment, but it has evolved into a full-blown sales and marketing platform for banks. Microlending and Social Media: Competition Between Banks and Non-Bank Lenders September 26, 2011Banks should use the power of Facebook and Twitter to propel their micro-lending business. Social Media Used in Full Force During Irene September 01, 2011Increasingly, financial institutions are turning to Facebook and Twitter to communicate with customers. Capital One Launches Android Mobile Banking Application August 08, 2011Capital One launches Android mobile banking application; adds app to digital offerings that include iPhone app, SMS text, chat, Twitter and Facebook. Social Media Expertise Is A Joke May 19, 2011Everyone's talking social media, but no one has all the answers. Want to reap the benefits of increased customer sentiment, transparency, trust and recommendations that social media offers? Don't worry about the ROI. Dive in and give it a try. The Limits of Social Media Analytics and the Need for Human Analysis May 05, 2011There's significant value in having people -- not just software -- monitor social media comments. Banks Mining Social Networks with Analytics Tools May 05, 2011With the help of social media analytics tools, savvy banks including Citi, SunTrust, ING Direct and First Tennessee are listening to and gleaning useful insight from social media conversations. The Sell Side of CIF April 19, 2011When the bank marketing division hugs the bank IT division, then I'll believe the engagement is more than just sweet nothings. How Much Better Will 2011 Be Than 2010 -- and for Whom? January 09, 2011What can we expect in 2011 in terms of financial institution spending, vendor activity, and investor strategies? Three Ways to Play Smarter with Mobile and Social Networking December 16, 2010Generally speaking, people aren't that aware of the risks involved with mobile commerce, banking and social networking. Citi Makes Savvy Use of Facebook to Promote NYC Tweetup December 08, 2010Good example of how banks can benefit from social media.