- In just 1 year membership has reached over 1300
- Over 750 followers across 2 social media platforms
- Over 200 Live Debate attendees in 2013
- 150 published blogs on The Digital Banking Club portal
31 January, 2014. London.
The Digital Banking Club, established by Intelligent Environments, working with Retail Banker International, Electronic Payments International and Cards International publications, is celebrating its 1st anniversary.
The Digital Banking Club (The Club) – www.thedigitalbankingclub.com – was founded in order to establish a community specifically for mobile and online financial services professionals. Instant and current information is essential in order to stay ahead in this fast moving technology and social revolution.
The Club has built a strong and loyal following and today has over 1300 registered members who represent over 500 unique organisations who work in over 40 countries. Members have published over 150 blogs and downloaded over 500 items from the Knowledge Bank.
In addition to the portal, The Club also hosts topical Live Debates and Webinars throughout the course of the year. In the first year, numbers attending the Live Debates have grown from 40 to over 100 and registrations for the Webinars have grown to 450. Twitter and LinkedIn followers are also increasing week by week.
New initiatives for The Club in 2014 include:
- Launching the European Digital Financial Services Power 50
- Establishing The Digital Banking Club Advisory Panel – to provide strategic guidance to the Club
- Regular Business Insights and Bellwether Surveys.
Douglas Blakey, Group Editor of Consumer Finance at Timetric says:
"One year old today – many happy returns to The Digital Banking Club. It has been a pleasure to be associated with the Club during the past 12 months with highlights including the live debates and webinars, not to mention the evening drinks reception in the garden of The Ritz Hotel.
"Membership of the Club has soared gratifyingly while attendances at the last Live Debate was so healthy that we require a larger venue for the next debate. The date for your diary, by the by: 13 March at 08.00 at The Law Society, Holborn. In 2014, banks’ investments and innovations in the digital channel will not only feature prominently in the business sections of the more serious newspapers. It will be front page news.
"Barclays, RBS and Lloyds among others, will all make headline-grabbing announcements about their IT investments in general and digital banking in particular. And there are the new players emerging, such as Zapp. Then you can add into the mix firms such as Apple and Amazon, just two of the global players to watch as they become evangelists for digital payments innovation. I have not even mentioned the new digital devices likely to grow in popularity such as smartwatches and Google Glass. So much to discuss in 2014 – and so much to look forward to."
Jerry Mulle, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at Intelligent Environments says:
"Professionals in the mobile and online financial services industry are always looking for up to the minute information regarding the latest innovations, developments and whose doing what. A community such as The Digital Banking Club not only provides them with all this information but also affords them the opportunity to contribute their own blogs and thoughts and interact with other members both face to face at Live Debates and online within the portal.
"We have been delighted by the positive comments made by members of The Digital Banking Club who have joined and found themselves able to participate in a community that allows them to stay ahead."
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For further information please contact:
Jerry Mulle – Intelligent Environments
+44 (0)20 8614 9903
Andy Cook – Timetric
+44 (0)20 7406 6561
About The Digital Banking Club
The Digital Banking Club was established in January 2013 by Intelligent Environments, in association with the Retail Banker International, Electronic Payments International and the Cards International publications. The Digital Banking Club is the only place to go for the latest news, opinions and information on all things digital financial services focused.
The heart of The Digital Banking Club is the site – www.thedigitalbankingclub.com – where content is updated daily and contains news items, feeds, blogs, research and papers*. Also Club members are invited to participate in industry surveys the results of which are again shared on the site.
In addition to the site, The Digital Banking Club members receive invitations to webinars as well Live Debates. Current and previous speakers include BSkyB, Google, ING, MoneySuperMarket.com, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, FIS Global, The Payments Council and the Fair Banking Association.
The Digital Banking Club is free to join but you do need to register. We welcome members from all areas of the industry and current members include banks, building societies, retailers, telecos, analysts, consulting firms, technology providers and industry commentators.
About Intelligent Environments
It’s not about mobile banking, tablet banking or online banking, financial consumers do not use a single channel preference; they want to interact through any and all digital channels. We, Intelligent Environments, develop Interact a Digital Banking platform which enables easy financial transactions and servicing across all digital channels, from apps to browsers, tablets to phablets.
For over 15 years we have been at the heart of the digital operations of a number of tier one financial institutions, retailers and telecoms providers, including Lloyds TSB Group, The Home Retail Group and O2. We work closely with our clients to ensure their customers receive an exceptional, optimised and consistent digital banking experience, regardless of the number and type of channels being used.
Interact provides the capability for financial consumers to apply for new products and manage their relationship; including servicing their accounts, making enquiries, executing transactions or receiving marketing campaigns. Additionally our clients can be assured that all their digital banking servicing is delivered to a PCI DSS Level security standard.
Timetric provides information solutions and technologies that enable organizations to drive business value and manage business risk. These products are currently in use by tens of thousands of professionals within over 1,500 financial services firms and many other organizations around the world. Headquartered in London, Timetric also has offices in Beijing, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.