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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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4 responses to “Banking 2.0? They're Nowhere Near 1.0 Yet”

  1. Espen Antonsen

    Look to Norway. Well, I still ask myself the same question here but at least we are not completely stuck in the stone-age.

    What is possible here?
    – Pay bills from accounting software using API or data files.
    – Receive transactions in accounting software using API and data files. So your ledger is automatically updated. No need to login into the netbank to see if the customer has paid. Transactions are automatically linked to matching invoice.

    24SevenOffice is one company offering this type of integration in a web-application.

  2. Zoli Erdos

    Espen, I think it would be nice to hear more, also some follow-up on the Fokus Bank deal. It may not fit a comment box – feel like doing a guest post here?

  3. dahowlett

    @ben – oh if only life was that simple. I know it is a lot simpler down your way then in the UK for instance. But then perhaps the fallout from the financial crisis will help foment change. BTW – there are companies out there that will provide the intermediary data provisioning you seek -ie they’ve done the heavy lifting already.