September 2011 | ababj.com
InformIng bankerS for more than 100 yearS
“ edon’twantnonbanks W totakethepaymentchannel. GoogleWallet,PayPalcoulddoit if we don’t get into the game”
—Ken Burgess, First Capital Bank of Texas
34 | COVER STORY Mobile money at stake
Are the days of the leather wallet stuffed with plastic going, going, nearly gone? Mobile payments technology could replace pigskin and plastic with smartphones. Question is, have banks staked their claim in that new world or will it be dictated by Google, et al?
40 | Insurance revival
Has your bank been sitting out insurance brokerage? Early reviews portray an improving picture at a time when the need for fresh income sources is great.
46 | The long and short of annuities
Strong sales through the first quarter made annuities a golden egg for banks. That pace may slow, but the long-term outlook is positive for this niche.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABA Banking Journal - September 2011