The concept of crowdfunding isn’t waiting to hit it big – it already has. The numbers plainly tell the tale with more than 600 crowdfunding platforms around the world raising billions of dollars in the few years that it has rested high in the public consciousness. What exactly is crowdfunding? It’s exactly what the name implies; a way to raise money for almost any project by soliciting small donations from many individuals. There are a variety of ways to go about crowdfunding your business startup. Here are some of the most effective approaches for startups: Continue reading “Ways to Crowdfund Your Startup”
I receive many emails about which Forex companies provide the best managed Forex accounts service, so in this article I want to explain what is Forex managed account service and its advantages and disadvantages, I will show you also where you can find the best Forex managed account companies. Continue reading “Best Managed Forex accounts service in the world”
A group of financial experts have identified 5 winning financial peculiarities, which will make every business prosper. Yes, there are plenty strategies, which the websites offer to consider, but not every strategy will lead a businessman to success. Finances are the complicated subject, which prefers people, who can wisely deal with them. Every responsible and promising entrepreneur should 5 crucial things about the successful business! Continue reading “5 Killer Financial Tips for Successful Businessmen”
Up to a decade ago, most people believed in saving up to buy a house of their dreams. After most of the money for the house was collected, the shortfall would be met by borrowing from relatives or taking a housing loan from a bank. Today, however, the situation has reversed completely.
Real estate is extremely expensive in India today, and as gross incomes rise, more and more people are choosing to take home loans to fund the major part of the house purchase. Younger age groups, too, are opting to buy homes in their 20s so as to create a valuable asset for the future. Responding to the need for housing in the country’s metros, Tier II and III cities and upcoming towns, a multitude of Indian banks and financial institutions are offering home loans to suit customers’ needs. Continue reading “Housing loans: The longer the payback period, the better”
Did you know that the number of people using mobile phones in India is more than the number of people using bank accounts? Some studies say that it will still take banks more than two decades to reach the entire population of 1.2 billion. Considering the fact that India is the third largest smartphone market in the world, mobile phones would definitely reach the entire population much faster than bank accounts! That is why the Reserve Bank of India has been urging all the banks to offer mobile banking.
Mobile banking is also the logical next step after the success of online banking. There are a lot of advantages of this form of banking over the online version as well. Here’s a look at some of the major benefits. Continue reading “Advantages of Mobile Banking”
Online shopping is so easy and convenient that we get used to it pretty quickly. Generally it is safe to shop on the internet and this may make us comfortable with sharing our card details and other valuable information readily. It is always best to be on the cautious side and take extra care while you are spending your money. Here are 10 tips to help you stay safe. Continue reading “10 Tips on Shopping Online Safely”
A major pain point of the banking industry is the challenge of how to penetrate the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP), a concept which was popularized by Prahlad . This indeed is a sizeable market, consisting of 2.5 billion people who live on less than US$2.50 per day. Technology is being heralded as a major enabler for the diffusion of banking solutions in this segment, and the same is being brought about by different types of electronic payment systems.
It is interesting to note how in emerging economies, diffusion of these technologies are creating benefits for this segment . No wonder technology vendors and service providers are rallying to get a big pie of this cake and research in this topic has increased significantly [1,2]. However, the risks of fraud and perceived usefulness of these technology are slowing down the diffusion of the same in these economies. Another major barrier is internet penetration, which is significantly low, in developing economies, especially in the rural segments.
However, the development of banking solutions which can be used through Mobile based technologies, can significantly eradicate these problems. The adoption and penetration of mobile phones is significantly larger than internet based technologies. Hence technology giants like IBM and Microsoft are investigating significantly on research, so that mobile payment solutions can be made available to this segment. Some of the major technological advancements which are attempting to address this gap are speech technologies like the spoken web. It would indeed be interesting to see how such technologies can bring about inclusive development in the banking and financial services industry. Indeed the adoption of these technologies can bring about financial inclusion for the general masses by enabling banking solutions for this segment.
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- Kar, A. (2009). The Past, Present and Future of Information Systems Research. Available at SSRN 1366962
- Prahalad, C. K., & Hart, S. L. (2002). The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Strategy and Business, 54-54.
- Simpson, J. (2002). The impact of the Internet in banking: observations and evidence from developed and emerging markets. Telematics and Informatics, 19(4), 315-330.
Business Frontiers, Vol. 1, No. 1.
Title: Cryptography in the Banking Industry.
Publication date: Oct, 2012.
Authored by Arpan K Kar, Supriya K Dey
This paper can be cited as follows: Kar, A.K., Dey, S.K. (2012). Cryptography in the Banking Industry. Business Frontiers, 1(1), 1-7.
Abstract: The development of cryptographic techniques has seen a lot of applications in the banking industry. This whitepaper focuses on the review of the major cryptographic techniques which has been used extensively in the banking industry, for the implementation of data security norms and the fulfillment of compliance requirements. While techniques have not been described in details, the focus has been on exploring the business implications of these developments.
To download the whitepaper, please visit this link: Cryptography in the Banking Industry
Keywords: Cryptography, Banking, Security, Finance industry
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Ever heard of private banks financing the needs of the really needy? They don’t. That’s because the really needy customers will never have the monetary disposition to pay off the interest which is applicable for their risk profile. Isn’t that a tragedy of errors for these financial institutions?
Most people are aware of Price Elasticity of Demand, even if they don’t know the term. The logic is simple, if you raise the price of your product I won’t buy your product. This is however not the case with some special kinds of products. I will classify these products whose consumption increase in case of price hike into three categories. Continue reading “Negative Elasticity of Money”