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February 17, 2017

Economics of the Business Ecosystem will come into Play

Posted by Richard Longo (View Profile | View All Posts) at 3:25 AM

There is distribution, decentralization and disintermediation of assets brought on by digitization in today's world. This is the brave new world of the sharing economy, and businesses are partnering with other service providers to bring value to consumers in a scalable and flexible manner. When banking becomes truly digital, it will resemble the business models of today's successful platform businesses like Alibaba, Uber, etc. There is no other industry that is as pervasive as the financial services sector when it comes to consumers; hence this makes a solid case for having a banking service option embedded in all applications.

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December 5, 2016

Accelerating journey towards digital banking with a 'Bank within a Bank' model

Posted by Richard Longo (View Profile | View All Posts) at 4:47 AM

Businesses across various and diverse industries have seen rapid disruption in the past few years. One of the major drivers for this disruption is the consumer and how they are coming to expect a Frictionless approach. Some have called it the Uber effect. No cash is needed, it is on demand and simple to use. That experience is what customers are now expecting when interacting in the Ecommerce world.  Many traditional corporates are playing catch-up and some like Sears, JC Penny's, American Eagle, Sports Authority and Barnes & Noble cannot pivot fast enough, leaving them in a position of reporting negative growth or closing all together. Players like Amazon are disrupting their business models by leveraging the latest in technology and rolling out customer centric digital offerings. These offerings appealed to the digitally savvy customers and those companies have grown rapidly over the past few years. 

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April 28, 2016

Mobility First and Fullest

Posted by Richard Longo (View Profile | View All Posts) at 9:22 AM

How many features of that fancy smartphone do you use on a regular basis? If you're like me, an average mobile phone user, not many, I bet.

The thing is, it's no different with for mobile banking. While mobile technology continues to evolve rapidly - take wearables for instance, which will be the second highest selling consumer electronics product by 2020 - banks are yet to exploit even its existing power to the fullest.

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