People no longer think about banking in terms of checking accounts or even ATMs for that matter. They think about how they can make the payments they need to with the least amount of effort. Whether buying a movie ticket online, repaying a friend for lunch, saving for college, or ensuring the lights stay on for another month, people are increasingly turning to new payment methods including social media and mobile payments.
I've gathered the top eight trends in financial services and social media in this quick slideshow so you can get a glimpse of where things are headed. Click through to see examples from around the world, including American Express, Barclaycard, DenizBank, Venmo, PayKey and more.