Bank Transfer Day

One woman, Kristen, got miffed with banks and created Bank Transfer Day, November 5th 2011 which led to 600,000 people changing their bank to a credit union, 16% of business loans shifting to Mutuals/Credit Unions. Ariana Huffington has started MoveYourMoney and others are following suit. Any bets as to when the banks start fighting back a la Fox News and Media?


Australia Social Finance: List of Peer to Peer loans and p2p banks

After the radio interview with Tony Delroy a few days ago, I’ve had an inordinate number of requests for information on social lending and microfinancing sites. Particularly Australian p2p banks. Remember a bank holds money that the community members have each – for example, salaries, or savings. Then the bank manager takes the community money…


Singapore: Web 2.0 Social Media courses

CORRECT DATES I’m heading to Singapore this weekend, for a week. I’ll be teaching THREE seperate public courses, so if you are in Singapore – or can talk the boss into an overseas trip, heh – this is what we’ll be doing: Wednesday 29th October 2008: Education and Teachers and Online CommunitiesUnderstanding Web 2.0 and…

Social Lending – peer to peer banking in Australia

Well, this sucks. From AsiaMedia. AUSTRALIA: Web 2.0? Don’t bank on it just yet Australian banks won’t provide latest online financial services, such as wikis or peer-to-peer lending, due to lack of infrastructure and low retention rates of skilled IT staff AUSTRALIAN bank infrastructure is “not robust enough” to deliver secure web 2.0 banking and…

eBay and Community

About this time a year ago I applied for a job at eBay Australia. I figured I’d have a good chance at it, having implemented US -centric initiatives into other theatres (Europe, Asia etc) for major technology companies in the past. I’ve built massive teams from the ground-up for eBay type corporates. Plus… no shock…

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