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LendingTree’s Lebda, USB’s Badarinath to Do Fireside Chats at BI ’15

LendingTree’s Lebda, USB’s Badarinath to Do Fireside Chats at BI ’15

by December 19, 2014 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Two of the banking innovation industry’s most dynamic — and experienced — executives will participate in fireside chats at Bank Innovation 2015, the annual gathering of banking innovation professionals for in-depth discussions on the future of financial services.

Apple Pay Ads Start Proliferating [VIDEO]

Apple Pay Ads Start Proliferating [VIDEO]

by December 18, 2014 at 10:54 am 1 comment

And then there were three. Bank of America has joined JPMorgan and Wells Fargo & Co. in releasing an Apple Pay ad. Some industry experts have described the discounted rate banks gave to Apple as a marketing expense, and many banks have indeed touted their Apple Pay connection. But soRead More

GoBank Removes Starter Kit Requirement

GoBank Removes Starter Kit Requirement

by December 17, 2014 at 10:14 am 3 comments

GoBank is removing some friction from its onboarding process.

ShopKeep's NFC reader, which is being given to merchants for free

Will NFC Keep Square from Profitability?

by December 16, 2014 at 10:34 am 1 comment

Yes, Square has finally gotten NFC religion. Jack Dorsey, Square’s founder, disclosed in an interview with The New York Times a few days ago that, indeed, Square will unveil NFC functionality, although he offered no release date. Dorsey said only that, “We have committed to making sure our sellers areRead More

DEMOvation Challenge Kicks Off, Offers Free Demo Slots to Startups

DEMOvation Challenge Kicks Off, Offers Free Demo Slots to Startups

by December 12, 2014 at 10:07 am 1 comment

The DEMOvation Challenge is Back. After a successful launch in 2014, Bank Innovation 2015, on March 2-3 in Seattle will once again host an exclusive DEMOvation session. The DEMOvation session will kick-off Day Two of the conference, which brings together FinTech mavens with innovative bankers for a series of in-depth discussions.

Square Nabs Visa CMO to Lead Customer Acquisition

Square Nabs Visa CMO to Lead Customer Acquisition

by December 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm 1 comment

It looks like Square is getting serious about the market it’s “playing” in. The mobile payments startup announced yesterday it has hired Visa’s chief marketing officer, Kevin Burke, to lead its customer acquisition team.

Innotribe Opens 2015 Startup Challenge

Innotribe Opens 2015 Startup Challenge

by December 9, 2014 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Innotribe, SWIFT’s FinTech startup initiative, announced its 2015 Startup Challenge locations today, and opened the competition to applications.

Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature

Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature

by December 8, 2014 at 2:49 pm 2 comments

The planet’s most powerful nation is sure backwards when it comes to the payment card industry: Why has America been using 1970s technology as of the posting date of this article? That magnetic strip on credit and debit cards has GOT to go already! And thank goodness, the transition toRead More

Card Innovator Dynamics Scores $70M from MasterCard, Bain Capital

Card Innovator Dynamics Scores $70M from MasterCard, Bain Capital

by December 8, 2014 at 11:54 am 0 comments

With so much hoopla over mobile in payments, it’s easy to forget that the money is still in cards.

Amex Gives TouchID a Vote of Confidence for Biz Cards

Amex Gives TouchID a Vote of Confidence for Biz Cards

by December 4, 2014 at 10:33 am 1 comment

In updating its core cards app for iOS late Tuesday, American Express has given a thumbs up to TouchID security for business cards.

Two Highly Divergent Views on Bitcoin Surface

Two Highly Divergent Views on Bitcoin Surface

by December 3, 2014 at 11:45 am 2 comments

It is as if the fintech world views bitcoins in either black or white — nothing close to grey. On Monday, those two perspectives were in contrasting view. On the one hand, VentureBeat published a laudatory opinion piece on bitcoins, claiming that “bitcoin is going to be one of the mostRead More