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This morning, ACI announced that it is going to acquire Online Resources. It’s a bold move on the part of ACI, especially after their recent acquisition of S1. ACI is clearly working on growing market share, and adding to it’s vast treasure trove of fintech assets. My initial feelings regarding the acquisition are mixed. What […]

Jan 31st, 2013 | Filed under Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Celent analyst KyongSun Kong This event is free to attend. Celent clients and the media will have access to the webinar’s PowerPoint presentation after the event. Please click here for more information.

Jan 30th, 2013 | Filed under Events
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Zilvinas Bareisis, Senior Analyst, Celent’s Banking Group This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of US$250. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Steve Nawrocki at +1.617.262.3128 or snawrocki@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

Jan 30th, 2013 | Filed under Events
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Robert Mancini, Senior Analyst, Celent’s Banking Group This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of US$250. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Steve Nawrocki at +1.617.262.3128 or snawrocki@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

Jan 28th, 2013 | Filed under Events
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Celent is challenging all to come up with the best definition of innovation in six words or less. We will be evaluating these stories as definitions and selecting a winner at Celent Innovation and Insight (I&I) Day in Boston on February 27th. There will be prizes! We encourage you to come up with your own […]

Jan 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The new year brings lots of questions, planning and decision making. IT spending is tied directly to these elements, and as in past years, we have been receiving a truckload of IT spending questions. After a rocky few years folks are curious as to if the figures are on the uptick in 2013. The short […]

Jan 24th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

ING Direct Canada recently launched a new marketing campaign in order to promote RSPs (Retirement Savings Plan). The campaign includes a TV commercial that depicts someone suffering from anxiety and depression during RSP season. The commercial has resulted in a rash of negative comments and complaints (see ING’s Facebook page below) alleging that the commercial is […]

Jan 22nd, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

It seems a good time to remind you about our innovation competition, with just over a month to go to our annual Insight & Innovation Day in Boston (more details here). As food for thought, I’d encourage you to listen to this podcast/videocast that I came across this week. Tim Harford describes himself at as […]

Jan 18th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

On January 15th, Green Dot, a US-based company best known for its prepaid cards, announced the launch of GoBank, a full FDIC-insured bank account designed for and available via mobile phone. Promoting itself as “a bank with tomorrow’s technology”, it does indeed come with a host of attractive features, such as a mobile-only account opening, checking the […]

Jan 17th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

We are all familiar with the power of a good headline – it grabs our attention and compels us to read the rest of the story. In the world of printed newspapers, front-page headlines are there to sell papers. And it seems that ability to write a witty headline is a pre-requisite to getting a job at any […]

Jan 17th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking