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30 Innovations in Banking

ATM Gambling, Green Banks and Bank of America

— September 18, 2008 — Social Good
ATM Gambling Machines? Green Banks? Why are we writing an innovative cluster for the Bank of America?  News of a troubled banking system may be frustrating for AIG, Lehman Brothers, Morgon Stanley and Wachovia, but Bank of America has been using this as an opportunity to get bigger.

Accordingly, instead of dwelling on depressing banking stories, this cluster aims to examine some of the more innovative banking approaches being used today.  If Bank of America managed to innovate their way to stability, then maybe ideas like this will help the banking system to innovate to even more stability.

The articles highlight some of the most fascinating innovations in banking, from high tech ATMs to personal piggy banks.

While some of these features are more lighthearted and fun, others, such as the green e3 bank, hint at the future of how the banking business will be conducted in general. 

The credit card innovations, for example, are strong indicators of what society values today. Environmental awareness can be seen by green credit cars, and activism through those intended for third world loans, but most evident is a need for something unique and beautiful, judging by all the aesthetically optimized credit cards.
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Z$100 Billion Bank Notes
Z$100 Billion Bank Notes
Zimbabwe Hyperinflation Leads to Agro-cheques
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Social Investment Bank
Social Investment Bank
First Charity Oriented Bank
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Yin Yang Innovation
Yin Yang Innovation
Browse the Bankruptcy Blog and Patent Pending Blog for Ideas
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NYC Taxis Get High Tech
NYC Taxis Get High Tech
Touchscreens and Credit Card Payment
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Windows Powered ATMs Get PWNED (HaCkEd)
Windows Powered ATMs Get PWNED (HaCkEd)
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Protecting Your Plastic
Protecting Your Plastic
Credit Card Sleeve Hides Number
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Credit Card Fashion
Credit Card Fashion
CreditCovers Spruce Up Business
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Microlending Credit Cards
Microlending Credit Cards
KivaB4B Doubles Grants
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22
Bank Notes as Business Cards
Bank Notes as Business Cards
Zimbabwe Hunter at Tourism Fair
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Adult Model Targets Young Women
Adult Model Targets Young Women
Jordon Launches Credit Card
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Bank Machine Ads
Bank Machine Ads
Jobsintown.de
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Credit Watch
Credit Watch
World's First Wristwatch with Built-in Credit Card
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Chalkboard Piggy Banks
Chalkboard Piggy Banks
Capitalist Pig
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7 Green Credit Cards + HSBC ecosmart MasterCard
7 Green Credit Cards + HSBC ecosmart MasterCard
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Diamond Studded Credit Cards
Diamond Studded Credit Cards
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15
Chinese Olympic Money
Chinese Olympic Money
Bank Notes Commemorate Beijing Games
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14
ATM Gambling
ATM Gambling
Bank to Woo Customers with ATM Roulette
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13
Diamond-Encrusted Credit Card
Diamond-Encrusted Credit Card
Royale Mastercard for Multi-Millionaires (Follow-up)
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12
Microfinance Investing
Microfinance Investing
Kiva.org Lets You Become a Banker to the Poor
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11
Money Clip Credit Cards
Money Clip Credit Cards
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Future Phone with Integrated Credit Card and Media Player
Future Phone with Integrated Credit Card and Media Player
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Green Banking
Green Banking
e3bank
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8
Origami Ads
Origami Ads
Maone Bank Origami Money
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Nudevertising Credit Cards
Nudevertising Credit Cards
Visa TV Spot
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Credit Card of the Future: Finger Print Activated + Real Time Financial Info
Credit Card of the Future: Finger Print Activated + Real Time Financial Info
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5
High-Tech Savings & Donation
High-Tech Savings & Donation
Credit Card Pig Bank
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4
Designer Credit Card Case
Designer Credit Card Case
The Eva Solo Card Holder
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3
Mini ATM Machines
Mini ATM Machines
The Piggy Bank of the Millennium
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2
Russian Bank Employee Calenders
Russian Bank Employee Calenders
Expobank's Naughty Promotion
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Design Your Own Credit Card
Design Your Own Credit Card
Capital One Image Card
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