All articles by Toni Sekinah

Toni Sekinah

The Digital Banking Club – What is realistic for financial services companies to achieve via social media channels? Webinar report

On 11 September The Digital Banking Club hosted it’s second webinar, bringing together speakers from Europe and North America to address delegates from around the world on the advantages and perils of social media. Toni Peters looks at the key take-aways from the webinar

Kenya’s Standard Chartered launches m-payment service

Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya has launched a new mobile payment service in association with Safaricom’s M-PESA wallet.

Florence Savings Bank and EFT Source offer instant issuance debit cards

Massachussetts-based Florence Savings Bank (FSB) and EFT Source, card and ATM personalisation service provider, have implemented an instant issuance solution for debit cards.

BankDhofar rolls out instant card issuance service

BankDhofar has launched an instant issuance card service allowing customers to open an account and collect their personalised debit card the same day.

Royal Bank of Scotland could face £42m legal bill

Majority state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland is facing a legal bill of £42m ($67m) for defending itself and its former bosses against court action.

First Gulf Bank denies plan to buy Barclays

United Arab Emirates-based First Gulf Bank (FGB) has denied reports that it is to bid for Barclays’ retail banking operations in the country.

TD Bank to buy CIBC Aeroplan Visa credit card portfolio

Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Bank) has agreed to buy 50% of the Aeroplan Visa credit card portfolio of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).

Mint Wireless partners with Bank of New Zealand to provide mobile payment device

Australian payment processor Mint Wireless has signed an agreement to provide mobile payment devices to small and medium business customers of Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain and BMI Bank to merge

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, Bahrain’s 8th largest bank by assets, and BMI Bank, an affiliate of Oman’s BankMuscat, has received the green light to merge.

Wells Fargo expects home loans to drop by a third

An executive at Wells Fargo, the largest mortgage provider in the US, has said he expects the number of home loans offered by the bank to drop by 30% this quarter.