Financial Services (105)
Everyday content for an everyday brand
ING Direct has entered into a partnership with Yahoo to create a new content channel on finance. Accessible via the homepage, “Monnaie Time”, the channel delivers exclusive articles and solutions to common financial questions and concerns.
Why it matters
Anchored into everyday life (thanks to Yahoo), this service has the potential to reverse the sometimes distant and corporate image of banking. Will we see other branded content channels spring up online as other financial brands attempt their own version?
MMT Insurance has developed a new policy to make drivers aware of the importance of responsible driving and the impact that driving has on the environment. The company will plant a tree for each new policy taken out, with the policy holder choosing its location. The company will also give ‘eco-driving’ courses so that the driver saves on petrol and CO2 emissions while reducing their premium.
The French bank BNP Paribas launched an online bank called “La NET Agence”. This virtual bank enables clients to keep the same financial advisor without having to go into a bank branch in person. BNP goes further and also allows clients to open a bank account by tweeting to the online bank’s dedicated Twitter account.