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Live Webinar 10am NY on the Future of Banking

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

For followers of my postings at Huffington Post you might be interested in a free webinar today at 10am New York around the title "The Financial Insti...

Like Blowing Up the Alps: Is Swiss Bank UBS the Last Financier of Massey's Big Coal Mayhem?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

And then there was one. Swiss banking giant UBS is now reportedly Massey Energy's last primary financier. Go figure. If any lending institution mig...

Drill, Baby, Drill

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Obama has now opened up new drilling fields for oil. I want to understand, I do. More jobs? Enough gas into the future so that the big cars still being built in Detroit will remain cheap to drive?

Customer Channel Intensity

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

We all recognize that a total channel, total relationship, total profitability view of the customer is essential moving forward for retail banking. So...

It's Hip to Be Square -- Why Good Financial Sector Supervision Is Important

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Supervisors in business are the people who don't get swayed by collective euphoria. They are the people who are not afraid to say no. In short, supervisors are cool. And they need all the support they can get--including from politicians.

Banking Bonuses Are Back And Bigger Than Ever

FinanceAsia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

My colleague Sam Jones wants our company to sponsor the premiere of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps later this year and invite a lot of our friends ...

Green Banking - It's on a Mobile.

Chris Brassington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Brassington

Carrying a wallet might soon be a thing of the past.

If you're my bank - you better get moving...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

Mobility in banking and payments is not a fad. This week I gave a keynote address at the 3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia (Manila) and meet with global...

Bank Brawl Continues: Now It's Lincoln vs. Obama

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

This week, the U.S. Senate passed a strong financial reform bill. Now it's time to hold President Obama's feet to the fire to ensure the strongest possible bill.

Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg To Review Executive Pay At Bailed-Out Firms

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS and DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Obama administration's pay czar is launching a review of compensation for 25 top executives at all financial firms that received ...

This is What Democracy Looks Like

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Today, thousands of everyday people came to Washington DC for a Shutdown of K Street. The message was simple: Reclaim our democracy and hold Wall Str...

Pervasive Banking or Irrelevance? You choose...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Why do we use cash? Why do we use banks? The basic premise is that banks are necessary to create a flow of cash and enable commerce, with built in pro...

Community Banks and Credit Unions Respond to Customers Faster Than Big Banks

Rob Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Rubin

The difference between some banks and bad plumbers is that instead of taking our business elsewhere, we lower our expectations and stay put. That's pretty dysfunctional.

Dodd's Wall Street Reform: READ THE BILL

Huffington Post | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, Sen. Christopher Dodd will unveil his financial regulatory reform legislation to the Senate Banking Committee. Based on some predictions, the b...

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

How We Can Save Our Economy

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Zeese

After two years of being asleep at the switch, Congress is finally stepping up and taking action on financial reform. The resulting bill will be a clear indication and definitive proof as to who is actually running our country.

Open Source Banking: Innovating despite banks who remain out of touch

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Since writing BANK 2.0 I've been meeting constantly with banks who either have such huge organizational barriers to rapid innovation or conceptually s...

Would Google Make a Better Bank?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

One of Google's business tenants is "you can make money without doing evil." With all the turmoil in the banking industry, many are asking if Google can handle your money without doing evil.

New Banking Rules We'd Like to See

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

News comes today that legislators are close to hammering out new rules for the banking industry. It couldn't come a moment too soon. Frankly, my bank pretty much blows and I'm sure yours does too.

The Real Price of Proprietary Trading

Gerald Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gerald Epstein

The Volcker Rule must be expanded to significantly help reduce systemic danger. Most important is to expand restrictions to investment banks, as well as to the "shadow" banking and financial world.

Banks: KYC is Killing Your Customers

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

In my discussions with bankers about innovation, I often hear them tell me that perhaps in other industries innovation could be achieved, but due to h...

Devil in the Details: Do Banks Really Need $221 Billion of New Capital?

Jason Paez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Paez

JPMorgan's apparent threats to the non-banking segment of our economy sadly continue the unhealthy vitriol that makes Americans distrust our industry.

Feb. 22 Marks A Brand New Day for Banking

Patrice Peyret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrice Peyret

On Feb. 22, new first of many new financial regulations to protect consumers takes effect. It's not a moment too soon. Banking, especially retail bank...

Banking's Biggest Challenge: Marketing 2.0

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Even the most massive changes occurring in the banking sector today aren't as dramatic as what is happening in marketing and advertising.

Colbert To Eliot Spitzer: You're Honest Because 'You've Got No Public Image To Uphold' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was a guest on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday for the first time since February of 2008, just weeks before his in...