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Mint.com launches Money Tweets

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (11/16/09)--Mint.com, an account aggregator, announced that it is using Twitter to deliver personal finance content through “Money Tweets.” “Money Tweets” is an extension of Mint’s personal finance blog MintLife. The tweets will be divided into five categories:
* Topics--information about budgets, saving, investment loans and retirement; * Tweets about Mint.com; * Tweets from Mint.com, which updates followers on the latest product upgrades and content; * Questions, which will offer a question of the day; and * Popular, which keeps readers informed about important financial topics.
Mint.com allows users to view all of their financial accounts in one place and provides users with personal finance information and news.

White paper Demand for mobile banking to soar

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (11/16/09)--The demand for mobile banking is expected to skyrocket, according to a white paper from PSCU Financial Services. The paper, “A Versatile Medium Serving Versatile Needs,” explores the importance of online banking and its implications for the future. The paper notes that Gen Y evaluates online and mobile banking services when deciding on a financial institution. The young and mobile generation requires access to financial accounts and information to be available immediately on the Web, PSCU Financial Services said. Online banking also is important to small-business owners. Many business owners are dissatisfied with banks, and more than half said they would switch financial institutions to obtain online banking and other products. About 65% of small businesses will use online banking by the end of next year, the paper said. “A Versatile Medium” is part of a series of papers that explain how credit unions can optimize and market online banking services. The next paper will discuss what credit unions should consider when selecting an online banking platform for their membership. PSCU Financial Services, St. Petersburg, Fla., is a credit union service organization serving more than 1,300 financial institutions nationwide. For more information, use the link.