My Musings

SXWS
September 11, 2011
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The A-Z of SXSW 2012 (a beginners guide)

So you’re considering attending SXSW. Awesome. I had my first experience of this melting pot of cutting edge start-ups, countless…

bankofmelbourne
March 10, 2011
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Bank of Melbourne – *Is* better banking closer?

(Re)Starting life as a fresh, unencumbered-by-legacy brand provides Bank of Melbourne the opportunity to attempt some cool – and hopefully radical – approaches to the traditional way of doing things.

sxsw_bank
March 1, 2011
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SXSW Day 2 – Banks: Innovate or Die (or just shout at your audience)

The Banks: Innovate or Die panel discussed whether the major players in the banking space had become to big to do anything cool or innovative for their customers, and what new banking startups were doing to disrupt the incumbents and deliver the next wave of financial products and services.

secondtweet
February 14, 2011
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#nabfail – viral, done wrong

The NAB has had an interesting history with customer engagement across Social Media, but now have they gone one step to far?

margin-call-poster1
January 31, 2011
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Margin Call

Booking a Victorian ski trip over the wettest weekend during the season, investing in JB Hi-Fi three months out from…

bank_exit_feature-copy
December 13, 2010
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Banking reforms and the fifth pillar – what it really means?

Following tireless lobbying by the Australian people (via the news.com.au reader comments section), the government has finally acted on the unscrupulous fat cats in bank land, with Wayne Swan yesterday announcing sweeping, industry transforming reforms aimed at increasing bank competition and establishing a “fifth pillar” of financial service.

Oh wait. No he didn’t.

facebook_bank_feature
December 8, 2010
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Is Facebook going to be your next bank?

Already close to surpassing Google in both volume of hits and time spent online, and holding arguably the best customer insights of any online provider, it’s safe to say social networking is not the be all and end of Facebook’s offering.

So is a banking licence in Facebooks future? What does this mean for current competitors in the industry?

feature_smbanks
November 6, 2010
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Are Aussie Banks “Getting” social?

Australia’s bank oligopoly ensures that innovation need only move at a snail’s pace. But slow we’re starting to see the dinosaurs of the financial service world wake up to the reality that is Social Media. So are our banks truly starting to embrace this as a new channel?