Inteligo began operations on May 1, 2001, and acquired 150,000 customers in the first 12 months of operations, achieving 54% aided brand awareness.
Inteligo was the first in Europe to offer email money, patterned off PayPal. Inteligo was also first to offer secure mobile phone banking money transfer services, and real-time confirmations after ATM and POS transactions.
When Bankgesellschaft suffered a liquidity crisis following a fall in East Berlin real-estate prices, it forced a 100% sale of Inteligo to PKO BP in 2002.
Past and future collide in post-Communist Poland: The country's failing industry clashes with visions of joining the European Union by 2004.(World)
Feb 19, 2002; Byline: Arie Farnam Special to The Christian Science Monitor KRAKOW, POLAND -- Dariusz Bargiel's eyes light up with hope when he...