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Awards: Best Internet Banks Round 2

ELITE PERFORMERS


By Adam Rombel

In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance recognizes the best corporate/ institutional and consumer Internet banks globally.

For the 13th year, Global Finance ’s World Best Internet Bank Awards is spotlighting and honoring ...

2011

The World's Best Internet Banks Round 1

ANNUAL SURVEY: GOING MAINSTREAM

By Adam Rombel

In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks.

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Internet banking is no longer just an alternative channel. In the first of a two-part series ...

2010

World's Best Internet Banks Part 2

ANNUAL SURVEY: GOING MOBILE

By Adam Rombel

In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best corporate/institutional and consumer Internet banks globally and in six regions, plus an overall winner. We also name global winners in ...

Technology Helps Banks Stay Ahead

ANNUAL SURVEY: BEST INTERNET BANKS PART 1


In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category.


By Adam Rombel

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The past few years ...

2009

World’s Best Internet Banks Part II

BANKS DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS

In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best global and regional Internet banks.

By Adam Rombel

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Features: The World’s Best Internet Banks

PIONEERS GO MOBILE


In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category.

By Adam Rombel

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Features: Country Report - Portugal

LESS PAIN, MORE GAIN

Portugal's pre-credit crunch party was not as wild as that of many other countries, and its hangover should be much less severe as a result.

By Adam Rombel

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Features : Turbulent Times

T URBULENT TIMES


Despite global economic challenges, Greece presents investors with opportunities.

By Adam Rombel


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Things are bad everywhere, but they are not as bad here. That sums up the plight of the economy and business climate of Greece amid ...

Features : Seeking An Energy Boost

SEEKING AN ENERGY BOOST

COUNTRY REPORT / PORTUGAL

Increased competition from new entrants to the European Union has dealt a severe blow to Portugal’s economy. Tourism and investment in renewable energy are helping it pick up the slack.

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Calm before ...

2008

Features : Banking On Innovation

BEST INTERNET BANKS 2008


In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best corporate/institutional and consumer Internet banks globally and in six regions.


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These are tough times for banks to focus on Internet banking initiatives. The ...

Cover Story: Green Finance

GREEN FINANCE

Despite the drumbeat of headlines about the troubled banking and finance industries, one area is coming up green.


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Features : Internet Bank Awards

In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category.


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Times have been hard recently for banks’ information technology departments. The collapse of the ...

Features : Seeking An Energy Boost

COUNTRY REPORT / PORTUGAL

Increased competition from new entrants to the European Union has dealt a severe blow to Portugal’s economy. Tourism and investment in renewable energy are helping it pick up the slack.

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Calm before the storm: Portugal's ...

Features : Country Report: Greece

COUNTRY REPORT / GREECE

Steady domestic economic growth and significant inward investment are helping Greece battle the headwinds of a tough global economy.

features4-1 Buoyed by several booming industries, economic growth rates above the European Union average, strong investment and exports, and ...

Features : The Green Keeps Flowing To Green

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS


Financial turmoil and an economy on the brink of recession are testing US companies’ determination to reduce their environmental impact.

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Growing fears about a global economic slowdown and the credit crunch wreaked havoc on global financial markets in ...

2007

Features : Internet Leaders Think Strategically

WORLD'S BEST INTERNET BANKS



In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best corporate/institutional and consumer Internet banks globally and in six regions.

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The best banks on the Internet have long treated it as more ...

Features : Growth Explosion

INTERNET BANKING


Over the past two decades, Internet banking has gone from non-existent to ubiquitous. As this year’s Global Finance Internet Banks Awards show, many of the pioneers are still dominant forces, driving the market forward.


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Banks have a ...

Features : Paving The Way For E-Invoices

Long predicted to be the next killer app for treasurers, e-invoicing has been slow to take off. That is all beginning to change now.

cover_story_04 The growth of corporate electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP) has not been nearly as explosive ...

2006

Features : Banks Build On Twin Pillars Of Security And Service

Best Internet Banks

In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and product or service category.

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For banks, the battle for supremacy on the Internet is one of both ...

Cover Story : Mixed Signals

Stiff competition from its neighbors and growing deficits are threatening to thwart Hungary’s attempts to attract inward investment, but the country’s development agencies are fighting back.

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2005

Features : World’s Best Internet Banks: Part One

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In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and product or service category.



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With all the headlines about identity theft, phishing attacks ...

Features : Financial Software: Compliance

Software Offers Compliance Solutions
Companies are finding that software can help them rein in the high costs and disruption caused by complying with new regulations.


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The government’s main instrument to promote corporate responsibility and prevent future Enron debacles, the ...

2004

Features : The World’s Best Internet Banks, 2004

In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best corporate and consumer Internet banks globally, regionally and by major sub-category, such as website design and cash management.

As the major global and regional banks that got started ...

Features : The World’s Best Internet Banks, 2004

In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and product or service category.

I t’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Web banking kicked ...

Features : Planning and Forecasting In A Topsy-Turvy World

Financial Software

As the financial planner’s job becomes more complex, the tools available to help are becoming ever more sophisticated

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Features : Security and Fraud Become Top Tech Issue

Even as they increase corporate efficiency, Internet banking and e-commerce are heaping additional burdens on the financial services industry. As a result, security has become the number one spending priority for many companies.

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Cover Story : Technology Rebounds

After a tough three-plus-year run, technology vendors, buyers, bankers, investors and venture capitalists are daring to ask the forbidden question: Is tech funding reviving?

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Features : Online Business Invoicing Gathers Pace

Offerings get more sophisticated and better integrated with financing.

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2003

Features : The World’s Best Internet Banks 2003

In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the Regional and Global Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks and Best Consumer Internet Banks, as well as global sub-category winners.

GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS
Best Corporate/Institutional Integrated Site
Best Corporate ...

Corporate Finance : Companies On The Move

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SMALL FIRM WITH GIANT CUSTOMERS MAKES A NAME FOR ITSELF IN THE SUPPLY-CHAIN PLANNING BUSINESS

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Privately held technology provider Insight Inc. is an unusual kind of company in many respects. Insight, based in Manassas, Virginia,provides software tools ...

Milestones : Now, Where Did I Store That E-mail?

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“Many people confuse Zantaz with the popular antacid Zantac. That’s OK. We save our clients a lot of heart burn.” —Steve King, Zantaz

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Steve King, CEO Zantaz

when 10 big Wall Street firms in late April reached ...

Corporate Finance : You Know You Really Want To Buy It

CEOs are saying, ‘We want to understand our customers better today and use technology to be more effective.

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Jeff Dunn of Active Decisions

Jeff Dunn says he’s in the business of selling companies a technological version of ...

Features : Next Step for Internet Banking

Corporate clients clamor for online services that go beyond account information and transactions and actually change business processes to make them more efficient.

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Corporate Finance : Companies on the Move

ISRAELI ENGINEERING FIRM TAKES ON US MARKET

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Meir Dor, CEO,Baran Group

Meir Dor is making a big bet. Baran Group, the company Dor heads, is Israel’s biggest engi-neering firm and has helped build and design everything from a ...

Cover story : Thinks to Look for in 2003

Japanese Bank Failure?

e1 Might a large Japanese bank fail in 2003? Quite possibly, say analysts, who point out that the government will be forced to step in to prevent a system- wide crisis of confidence. Pain is spread across a ...