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Why Some People Make Mobile Payments (and Why Some Don’t)

Why Some People Make Mobile Payments (and Why Some Don’t)

by March 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm 2 comments

People make mobile payments to pay bills, or they don’t use them because it’s no easier than using a card or cash. That’s according to data from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, which released its fourth annual report on mobile banking this week. The study’s definition of aRead More

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Just 9 FinTech Startups Present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

by March 25, 2015 at 11:46 am 1 comment

More than 100 companies demoed at Y Combinator’s Winter Demo Day, which runs for two days and concluded yesterday. Fintech, however, was not particularly well-represented. Just nine fintech startups in all presented. Y Combinator is arguably the leading incubator in Silicon Valley, which is why fintech’s under-representation this week at DemoRead More

Square Cash Opens to Businesses, Introducing $Cashtags [Video]

Square Cash Opens to Businesses, Introducing $Cashtags [Video]

by March 23, 2015 at 11:21 am 1 comment

Just days after Facebook sent shock waves through the peer-to-peer payments world, Square announced $cashtags, simple addresses that will allow individuals, and now businesses, to accept payments. In a way, today’s announcement continues Square’s suite of services for businesses, but it is also likely another move to get cards on files, aRead More

10 Coolest Brands in Banking 2015

10 Coolest Brands in Banking 2015

by March 19, 2015 at 11:55 am 8 comments

How do you define “cool”? The Urban Dictionary (which is way cooler than other dictionaries) says “cool” is: An adjective referring to something that is very good, stylish, or otherwise positive. [As in,] Your computer is very cool. Welcome to our fourth annual list of the 10 financial services brandsRead More

Card Not Present — For a Day

Card Not Present — For a Day

by March 18, 2015 at 11:14 am 1 comment

I left my payment cards at home yesterday. And… it didn’t matter. It’s getting easier these days to keep that card in your pocket — or wherever. For example, BMO Harris announced this week it is enabling cardless cash withdrawals at 750 ATMs — about half its total fleet. Customers willRead More

Bank Innovation, Open Bank Project Form API Research Partnership

Bank Innovation, Open Bank Project Form API Research Partnership

by March 16, 2015 at 11:16 am 4 comments

Bank Innovation has teamed with the Open Bank Project to conduct a research initiative surrounding the use of APIs in banking. Specifically, Bank Innovation and the Open Bank Project will undertake a research survey to better understand how banks worldwide are prioritizing API initiatives and why. We intend for the query to uncoverRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: AppleThe Global Brand Cometh

Coolest Brands 2015: Apple

The Global Brand Cometh

by March 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm 2 comments

Perhaps you’ve heard of this thing called Apple Pay? Perhaps you will also recall that more than a few “experts” proclaimed NFC dead. Years ago. Yet, along comes Apple — bolstered by a little something called the iPhone — and completely turns the payments game upside down to the pointRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: US Bank‘A Little Bit Better Than Everyone Else’

Coolest Brands 2015: US Bank

‘A Little Bit Better Than Everyone Else’

by March 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm 1 comment

Ok, ok, we know banks aren’t cool. Trust us on this one. US Bank wears the mask of a respectable super-regional bank. But behind that stolid exterior, it is anything but ordinary. With a mobile banking experience that is a pacesetter for larger rivals and a dynamic innovation team, USRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: The Meh List

Coolest Brands 2015: The Meh List

by March 15, 2015 at 10:08 am 0 comments

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Coolest Brands 2015: Ripple LabsGoing for It

Coolest Brands 2015: Ripple Labs

Going for It

by March 15, 2015 at 10:07 am 1 comment

It is easy to pigeonhole Ripple Labs. That’s that bitcoin company, right? The thing is, Ripple Labs is way beyond bitcoin, even beyond “cryptocurrency.” Rather, Ripple Labs is the leading purveyor of what it calls the “distributed ledger.” Put simply, a distributed ledger is a means for massive corporate banksRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: Top 10 Alphabetical List

by March 15, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

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