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1 Online Banking Roundup

The number of Internet banking users continues to grow, albeit more slowly than many institutions would like. Moreover, analysts say the online channel is far more trusted- at least among American consumers than it was at this time last year.

By David Rountree

1 Instant Gratification

These days, it seems getting a loan is as easy as ordering a pizza. Today's credit decisioning technology and the Internet are making lenders and consumers happier campers.

By David Rountree

7 Directory of Online Financial Institutions

This exclusinve Bank Technology News resource has been compiled to help you see what some of your colleagues are up to in the Internet banking world.

14 Latin Payments Dance

The change to an online, real-time payment system between Brazil's banks has raised concerns about how such a large project can be implemented so quickly.

By Daniel Joelson

20 EBPP Begins to Blossom

For consumers and corporations alike, the message is everywhere: The Internet offers a better way to handle bills. Even so, electronic bill presentment and payment has yet to truly take off.

By Amy Newell

21 Aggregation for All

Account aggregation is spreading from banks and brokerages to credit unions and, possibly, beyond. But despite its growing popularity, questions about the practice, from its costs to whether it is secure, remain.

By Jan Jaben Eilon

27 Day Trading Still Sizzlin' Part II

Everyone who thought day trading would go the way of the dotcom bust should think again, according to Celent Communications. Recent data shows this high-flying financial lifestyle is alive and kicking.

By Karen Epper Hoffman

41 Can't Be Too Careful

Especially when it comes to managing risk. Germany's Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein has moved to invest in software to control its portfolio data, and other European banks will soon follow, experts say.

By Louise West

42 Paper No More

After hitting it big in the U.K., Atlanta-based Alogent Corp. wants to bring the paperless payments message to banks on the home front.

By Patricia A. Murphy

53 The Patagon Threat

By building bricks-and-mortars in its Latin American expansion, Patagon is bucking a trend. But is the eventual goal of the upstart company a strong move into the United States' growing Hispanic market?

By Daniel Joelson

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