Financial Services (105)
How much was that Messi goal worth?
The German weekly newspaper ‘Die Zeit’ published an online calculator and infographic generator that shows the management efficiency of various football clubs. For example, it calculates how much a goal in the Premier League costs or how much a single successful pass is worth by taking the club’s spending budget into account.
Why it matters
The online calculator gives all stakeholders a simple and transparent overview on how well clubs manage their money. Nonprofit and and non-governmental organisations have been used to this type of scrutiny, but could such a tool make your brand more accountable and ultimately raise trust with your customers?
“Svyaznoy”, a large retail chain that specialises in mobile and digital electronics has launched a new card that combines debit, credit and reward points. As part of the scheme, banking services will be available in more than 2,200 retail outlets.
There is one bank in Tokyo that sticks out of the ordinary. The branch of the Suruga bank is called d-labo (‘d’ stands for dreams) and it looks more like a business lounge, with a library, bar and relaxing space, than a normal bank. Although the venue still offers ATM’s and normal banking consulting services, it sets a new standard in customer service.