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Tencent launches China’s first online-only private bank but will this move see long-term success?

The internet giant Tencent (the firm behind the online messaging service WeChat) has recently launched China’s first online private bank, WeBank, in a move that many are predicting will dramatically disrupt the financial industry in China. We have already spoken about Tencent’s innovation within mobile messaging apps in an earlier post. But now Tencent and its

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Agile Innovation Update – January 2015

Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at news that Google is to halt sales of Google Glass, the launch of China’s first online-only private bank, research that shows that mobile is now the dominant banking channel, the impact of Black Friday and the new focus on ‘edtech’ companies by

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Why more FCA guidance on social media could free up financial services companies to be successful

Marketers in the  financial services industry were expecting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue new guidelines about social media in the first quarter of 2014. But it hasn’t happened yet. The latest rumours we’ve heard suggest July is the earliest we’ll see something published. There’s much speculation about what such guidance could contain. International

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