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30 Finance-Based Innovations

From Handy Banking Apps to Global Micro-Finance Networks

— November 6, 2011 — Lifestyle
These finance-based innovations will have you thinking about all of the ways that money flows through the global economy. These innovations range in scope, from an impressive sophisticated ATM machine that does not require a bank card, to futuristic banks.

Within these finance-based innovations are many tech developments, like iPad-powered ATMs, and innovations within the field of micro-finance. Finding clever strategies to lend money is definitely necessary considering the current Occupy Wall Street protests, and the calls to bailout students from debt.

Implications - Consumers have become apprehensive about their long term financial well-being as a direct result of the economic downturn. These consumers are looking for products and services that can mollify these feelings. Companies should take this mindset into account and when creating new services.
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Free Fee Banking
Free Fee Banking
Electric Orange Checking Account Pays You to Sign Up
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American-Based Microlending
American-Based Microlending
ACCION Chicago Provides Financial Access to Small Business Owners
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Ethical Investments
Ethical Investments
Bridges Ventures is a Venture Capital Company with a Social Aim
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Micro-Financed Eateries
Micro-Financed Eateries
The Elevens Restaurant Plans to Crowd-Source Investors
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Cardless ATM Withdrawals
Cardless ATM Withdrawals
South Africa's FSB Lets Customers Withdraw Cash Using Their Phones
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25
Global Microfinance Networks
Global Microfinance Networks
FINCA Provides Financial Services to Low-Income Entrepreneurs
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Collateral-Free Microcredit
Collateral-Free Microcredit
Muhammad Yunus's Grameen Bank Has Revolutionized Finance
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Alternative Loan Products
Alternative Loan Products
Fair Finance Offers Affordable Banking to Urban Populations
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Social Advisory Firms
Social Advisory Firms
Intellecap is a ‘Think and Do' Tank With Market-Based Strategies
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Meta Investing Websites
Meta Investing Websites
StreetRead
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Handy Banking Apps
Handy Banking Apps
The BankSimple App is an Attractive Checking Alternative
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Youth-Oriented Finances
Youth-Oriented Finances
MyBnk Teaches Money Management and Entrepreneurial Skills
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Crowdsourced Credit Crunch Advice
Crowdsourced Credit Crunch Advice
Google Tip Jar Lets You Submit and Rank Money Saving Ideas
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Social Investment Bank
Social Investment Bank
First Charity Oriented Bank
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Debt-Saving Plastic
Debt-Saving Plastic
The Live Checking Card Places Crucial Banking Info at Our Fingertips
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Iris-Verified Online Security
Iris-Verified Online Security
Hoyos Group EyeLock Will See that You Never Get Hacked Again
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Giving 2.0
Giving 2.0
Kiva Loans Lend Directly to a Developing World Entrepreneur
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Flourishing In Crisis
Flourishing In Crisis
Green Banks Thrive as Wall Street Collapses
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Federal Help Sites for Homeowners
Federal Help Sites for Homeowners
MakingHomeAffordable.gov Aids Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Mortgages
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11
iPad-Powered ATMs
iPad-Powered ATMs
The BBVA Bank in Spain Integrates iPad Technology
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10
Bikini Finance
Bikini Finance
Trident Pogo Stick Girls Are Selling Insurance
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9
Microlending Credit Cards
Microlending Credit Cards
KivaB4B Doubles Grants
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8
Kiddie Finance Tools
Kiddie Finance Tools
Money Savvy Pig Has Four Tummies to Teach Money Management
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Biggest Property Development ever in the US
Biggest Property Development ever in the US
CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip
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Million Dollar Business Minds
Million Dollar Business Minds
Young Entrepreneur Gets Lucky With His Brainstorming
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Classy Financial Institutions
Classy Financial Institutions
The Raiffeisen Bank in Zurich Looks like a Fancy Hotel
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Bejeweled Credit Cards
Bejeweled Credit Cards
Kazakh Diamond Mastercard
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3
Microfinance Investing
Microfinance Investing
Kiva.org Lets You Become a Banker to the Poor
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Futuristic Banks
Futuristic Banks
Citibank New York Branch is Digitally in Tune With Customers
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Finance Recruiting Gets Naughty
Finance Recruiting Gets Naughty
Career at Optiver Keeps You 'Aroused'?
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