The financial tech side of Silicon Valley was on display this week at Finovate, a showcase of 72 technology vendors focused on financial technology innovation. You can track the market each spring by which way the startups and product gurus are steering.
Richard “Doc” Heins, one of the founders of the Filene Research Institute, died on May 3 in Madison, Wis. He was 85. While President and Chief Executive Officer of CUNA Mutual Group, Doc inspired the creation of Filene. Our namesake, credit union and retail pioneer Edward A. Filene once said "Progress is the constant replacing of the best there is with something still better." Doc lived these words, pushing us all to see beyond what is there and explore new possibilities. We’ll miss him and recognize that we in part honor his legacy in the work we do today at Filene.
Two days at 99u with the world's creatives. Four monster general sessions. And 2200mG of ibuprofen for my throat. I won't be shouting soon, but here's what I'm learning.
CUNA's Community Credit Union Committee recently commissioned Filene to conduct a study on the future of payment systems
With less than two weeks until FinovateSpring 2013, we can’t wait to see the newest, most exciting innovations in financial and banking technology. Jason and I are headed to San Francisco on May 14 and 15 and we want you to join us! Here are the top five presenting companies that I'm excited to see.
It's that time of year again... Filene is looking for the brightest individuals in the credit union community.
Deadline to apply: Saturday, June 1st
Thank you to those who completed our social media and future of payments surveys, and congratulations to respondent Mike Powers, who won an iPad in the process!
More than two thirds of participants in a National Technology Readiness survey say they prefer to do business with environmentally friendly companies, but say it’s challenging to find green goods and services.
If your credit union is developing a green strategy, reducing operating expenses, driven to improve marketing effectiveness, and passionate about responding to members’ needs, then Filene’s newest pilot, Leeflet, is for you. Powered by DigitalMailer, it’ll help your credit union position itself as the green choice in your community through a uniquely simple idea: delivering targeted brochures electronically.
The credit union story often revolves around affinity, and the taglines are there to support the idea: People Helping People and Not for Profit But For Service. These are true, and these are good. But when we asked 7,000 credit union members why they did business with their credit union and why they did business with others, it became clear that fees and pricing were ruling the day.