The Newest Way to Access Your Online Banking: Biometric Readers

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So this is new. Barclays, the British banking and financial services company, has come out with a new way for their corporate clients to access their online banking accounts: biometric finger vein readers. Yup, you read that right – biometric readers. Put your finger into the device, it’ll “read” your veins, and you’ll be able […]

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Technology’s Saving Us All From Overdraft Fees

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I’ve always been incredibly morally opposed to overdraft fees. Not morally, like fire and brimstone, but more philosophically. Like, it’s pretty simple: if you don’t have money in your account, you shouldn’t be able to take money out. Isn’t that the whole point of banking? You put in money, you take money out. You can’t take out […]

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This is How Banking Should Be

This is a great video from the folks at TD Canada. Watch it, and then let’s discuss. It was good, right? Now, obviously not every bank is in a position to do this. Nor could TD do this for more than a subset of their customers. But we live in an age where banks have […]

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How Americans Bank: Online, But Still In Branches

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Here’s something that’s a bit funny. The easier it gets for folks to do their banking online, the more who like to go into branches to do business. That’s according to a recent survey by the American Bankers Association (ABA), which looked at how Americans like to do their banking in 2014. Banking online is still […]

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Can We Finally Send Money to Friends Without a Fee?

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I’m that guy. You know me. When we go out with friends, and the check comes, I’m the one who never has any cash for splitting the bill. Sorry. I know. It’s just that I don’t carry cash on me – or else it burns a hole in my pocket. I pay for everything with a debit […]

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Public Service Announcement: Change Your Online Banking Password

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When was the last time you changed the password for your online banking account? Seriously. Think about it. Have you ever changed it? I wouldn’t be surprised if most of you – even though you’re a savvy online banking user – rarely, if ever, change your banking passwords. This is especially true if you use an […]

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Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty studies and examines the only controversial question in economics: the distribution of income and wealth. It studies distribution between capital and labor, among wage earners, among capital owners, between countries and over several hundred years. Few authors of economics books more than 500 pages with […]

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