Financial Services News

Financial Services News

  • FST Media
  • 13 June 2012
As banks face increasing competition from out-of-industry players such Google, Apple and Facebook, the need to innovate the customer experience is emerging as a key point of differentiation for the incumbents. Social engagement and the branch network have been identified...
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  • FST Media
  • 23 May 2012
In his first announcement as Zurich’s new Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Fogarty has appointed Bobby Lehane as the company’s Executive General Manager of SME. Lehane will move on from his current role as Chief Operating Officer, General Insurance – Asia...
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  • FST Media
  • 22 May 2012
In an Australian first, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has been placed inside the world’s top 100 brands, according to Millward Brown’s annual BrandZ list. The list measures brand value based on a range of metrics drawn from a combination...
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  • FST Media
  • 16 May 2012
Business Intelligence and analytics tools have been identified as the best defence mechanism financial services organisations can employ in their bid to compete with the new wave of non-traditional competitors that are entering the market, such as Google Wallet and...
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  • FST Media
  • 9 May 2012
As banks look for new opportunities to pursue growth across the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most unlikely candidates that may prove to be a figurative goldmine is the greenfield nation of Myanmar (Burma). Once a poster child for the region’s...
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  • FST Media
  • 1 May 2012
Big Data is a topic that has a lot of hype riding behind it, but it may be little more than a vendor-driven initiative, as most banks are already working on what is being defined as Big Data, according to...
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  • FST Media
  • 14 March 2012
As Australia’s $1.4 trillion superannuation industry celebrates its 20 year anniversary – and debate continues to rage on lifting the minimum contribution from 9 to 12 per cent – technology chiefs are being encouraged to reinvent key business functions if...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 March 2012
Westpac will not rule out further job cuts this year in response to worsening economic conditions. The bank’s technology operations have already been hit hard, with another 126 jobs lost in the latest round of cuts announced this week. This...
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  • FST Media
  • 29 February 2012
The relationship between financial services organisations and their employees is likely to undergo a fundamental shift, if Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becomes a main stay across the market. With recent research showing more than 80 per cent of senior...
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  • FST Media
  • 13 February 2012
While a number of financial services firms are dipping their toes in the social media waters, one institution has taken a giant leap off the deep end. In the latest edition of FST Media’s CXO video interview series, world renowned...
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  • FST Media
  • 17 February 2009
US companies not tapping social media’s full potential Australian companies lagging.
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