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September-October 2010

October 21, 2010--Technological advances, regulatory changes and blurring lines between professional and personal lifestyles will significantly shape the financial services industry’s landscape throughout the next decade. Verizon has identified 10 emerging trends that are key factors in this transformation, and that will create an even stronger focus on advanced security measures within the industry.

The industry perspective, “Top Ten Trends of the Decade in Financial Services,” written by Chandan Sharma, global managing director of Verizon Business’ financial services practice, identifies the trends that will likely reshape the way financial services firms conduct business in the future.

Desjardins sees future in mobile banking

By Robin Arnfield, Editor


October 15, 2010--Lévis, Québec-based Desjardins Group has launched a set of mobile banking and insurance services for smartphone and PDA users. While Desjardins is providing a mobile banking application for Apple iPhone users to download, it says the new services can be used on any web-connected mobile device including as well as on Android-based phones, the iPod Touch and the BlackBerry.

By Robin Arnfield, Editor

September 26, 2010--ING Direct Canada, the Internet- and telephone-only bank owned by ING of the Netherlands, has announced THRiVE, a no-fee chequing account. The bank has sent out emails to 10,000 of its existing customers inviting them to try out the new account.

Canadian banks need to enhance cash management offerings

By Robin Arnfield, Editor

September 14, 2010--Canadian banks’ cash management platforms are at a technology crossroads, and need to modernized if foreign entrants are not to dominate the market, says a report from U.S.-based consultancy Aite Group. The ‘Trends in Canadian Cash Management: A Technology Crossroads’ study is based on Aite Group interviews with the six largest Canadian banks as well as with HSBC and Citigroup’s Canadian operations.

Equifax expands b2b credit, targeting services
Oct 26, 2010

Improving working capital widespread European concern Oct 13, 2010

Western Union, Laurentian bank, renew agreement
Sep 28, 2010

More shoppers online, more orders, StatsCan survey shows Sep 27, 2010

Review shows focus on international outsourced debt collection Sep 22, 2010



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