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unless based upon promotional blurb extracted from the websites linked
Many people view banks as simply places that you keep your money, or beg for
a loan. But they're so much more! Without large reserves of capital to lend
to investors, capitalism as we know it would not be such a flourishing
industry. I personally know next to nothing about finance, so I will simply
list a variety of links, and hopefully these nice bankers will tell you why
you should have dealings with them.
This is by no means an exhaustive nor definitive list, and no particular
recommendation nor assurance of solvency or utility is to be inferred from a
- US Federal Deposit Insurance
See also the Investment and International
- Bank of America. Moving to be
a leader in online banking.
- BanaMex. Actually
the "Grupo Financiero Banamex Accival. This is their English-language
- Citibank. Big Money.
- Credit Suisse. Very international!
- Long Island Savings Bank.
- Wells Fargo. Online Banking. Now if the security is up to speed, I think I'm
going to have to totally blow off Nationsbank. I'm not too sure, though,
that I like the idea of giving an outside source authority to delete any
files from my harddrive, which is one of their advertised security features,
nor do I like the idea of using your social security number as an account
ID. Still, it's a start; the Internet can't really take off until it's a
safe and easy way to pay.
Electronic Access Tools and Companies
- Braun, Simmons & Co provide
software tools for electronic and home banking. An Information engineering
Manufacturers of ATM, bank security equipment, advanced card-access systems
for banking and medicine.
- Intuit, Inc. These are the folks
who brought you Quicken and other financial management software. I predict
that their personal financial software systems, bookkeeping and checkwriting
systems will soon become the de-facto basis for a backdoor/homegrown
approach to cybernetic banking, allowing for the greater part a complete
bypassing of the mainstream Federal Banking system.
World of Smart Cards.
- See also the Investment and International
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