Taking on the apps

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Analysis: banking innovation in the US

Banking Technology puts the banking innovation in the US under the spotlight. The market is not short of digital offerings: Simple, Moven, Kabbage, Acorns, Earny, Debitize, MagnifyMoney and more – take your pick!

Moven the maven for monetary monitoring

Moven, the online-only bank founded by Brett King, has launched its finance help app to “make monetary monitoring easy for everyone” in the UK at FinovateEurope. Moven was first launched in the US in 2013, and this new UK app took four weeks to launch. King says this is its “first launch in Europe” and […]

Moven, Accenture to jointly develop technology for banks

Accenture and Moven, the online-only bank founded by Brett King, have signed a deal to jointly develop new digital banking services — including services for the established banks. The two firms say their partnership will be useful to the larger banks because it will help them to cut costs and roll out digital services to their customers faster.

Brett King preaches the “good news” of mobile banking

Banks need to stop trying to exploit customers and start actually helping people, according to Brett King, chief executive at Moven. Instead of getting people to max out their credit card, a progressive bank should use smartphones and Big Data to help the consumer with the little things.

A road to nowhere?

The introduction of seven-day account switching in the UK in September is a fundamental pillar of UK government plans to inject more competition into retail banking. But the plan has its critics – some of whom warn it may achieve the opposite of what it intends.

Finovate Europe sees arrival of the Old Guard

For an event that is based around the idea of introducing new players and new concepts to the financial technology world, this year’s Finovate Europe was heavy on familiar faces and some increasingly familiar concepts.