1st Mariner Bank - Keeping up with The Joneses

by Kevin Lynch 13. June 2011
I recently attended the Net.Finance conference in Chicago . It is, by far, one of the best conferences for those of us focused on the digital channels of financial services. Over the two and half days, there were three topics that dominated the event: Mobile, Personal Financial Management (PFM) tools, and Social Media. I'm going to specifically talk about the first two topics. The first day of the conference focused on Mobile Banking services for  customers. Jeff Dennes, SVP Chief Digita... [More]

Technologys impact on today's consumer

by Kevin Lynch 30. July 2010
In the most recent edition of the USBanker magazine, two articles caught my attention. The first, entitled "Say Goodbye to Checks", addresses the declining use of checks by consumers. With a new study coming out from the Federal Reserve later this year, the decline is expected to be much higher than the 4.1% percent decrease in 2007. Here are a couple of reasons why: The number of bills paid on line by consumers increased by 1 billion a year from 2006 to ... [More]

Trends in Mobile Banking

by Kevin Lynch 19. May 2010
I recently attended an eCommerce conference for financial institutions called Net.Finance. Over the two day period, there were two consistent themes across most of the presentations. They were the growth of mobile as a servicing and delivery channel and the use of social media by banks. I'm going to focus todays' post on mobile. Over a year ago, we began offering an iPhone Branch/ATM Finder application, one of the first in the country. Even with the limited functionality, we've been pleasantly&n... [More]


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