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Why Is Capital One the Only Bank Using Alexa?

Why Is Capital One the Only Bank Using Alexa?

by September 30, 2016 at 10:23 am 1 comment

Earlier this year, Capital One and Amazon teamed up to put the Capital One “Skill” app on the Amazon Echo—as of now, Capital One customers who have the Echo or Echo Dot (anything with Alexa) can access their bank accounts using their voice. Capital One is currently the only financialRead More

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

by September 20, 2016 at 11:44 am 1 comment

With the launch of iOS 10 on Sept. 13, new payment functionality was enabled for Siri, iOS’s voice-activated virtual assistant, and iMessage, Apple’s text-based messaging platform. The first wave of payments apps on Apple’s newly platformized apps are: Venmo, the P2P payments platform from PayPal; Square Cash, from mobile payments serviceRead More

The Most Talked-about Companies at Finovate Weren’t Onstage

The Most Talked-about Companies at Finovate Weren’t Onstage

by September 19, 2016 at 9:13 am 1 comment

The most talked-about companies at Finovate Fall 2016 weren’t even presenting on the stage at the New York Hilton last week. But they represent everything fintech innovators love to love and love to hate: The Succesful Disruptor and The Evil Bank. If Amazon was the North Star — a beacon of simplicity —Read More

Amazon, Wells Fargo End Their Summer Fling

Amazon, Wells Fargo End Their Summer Fling

by September 9, 2016 at 6:15 am 0 comments

Ah, it was just a summer fling. Amazon and Wells Fargo gave an unceremonious kiss-off to their student loan hookup this week, which would give Amazon Student Prime subscribers a 0.5% discount on student loans from the San Francisco-based financial behemoth. No one knows why the pair went their separateRead More

Jet.Com Acquisition Not Enough to Challenge Amazon, Experts Say

Jet.Com Acquisition Not Enough to Challenge Amazon, Experts Say

by August 22, 2016 at 11:16 am 1 comment

Ever since Walmart announced its planned acquisition of Jet.com, the online shopping platform headed by Quidsi founder and Amazon challenger Marc Lore, there’s been speculation over whether the physical retailer will actually be able to offer Amazon.com some healthy competition in the ecommerce sector. However, despite the overall positive (though not fantastic)Read More

Why Walmart Bought Jet.com

Why Walmart Bought Jet.com

by August 9, 2016 at 11:30 am 0 comments

After a week of speculation, it has been officially announced that Walmart will acquire innovative ecommerce company #JetCom, for which it will pay $3 billion in cash. It’s a sweet deal for Jet, and could in the future provide some possible healthy competition for Amazon, which may be what attracted WalmartRead More

How Regions Bank Provides an Amazon-like Experience

How Regions Bank Provides an Amazon-like Experience

by July 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm 1 comment

Regions Bank tied with Amazon.com in a recent ranking of web experiences. How does a super-regional bank match the efforts of one the most sophisticated digital companies in the world, one that obsesses over customer experience? “Our customers ask for the same thing they did 20 years ago,” Andy Hernandez, EVP and headRead More

How Important is Apple Pay on the Web?

How Important is Apple Pay on the Web?

by June 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm 1 comment

Yesterday, Apple announced a number of features for both iOS and its desktop operating system, renamed macOS, but the one that struck the payments community was the announcement that Apple Pay was moving to Safari on both desktop and mobile. Just how important is this development, however? The payments community thinks thisRead More

Wall Between Mobile and Desktop Disappearing — But What About Payments?

Wall Between Mobile and Desktop Disappearing — But What About Payments?

by April 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Google has signaled that Android apps will soon run on Chromebooks — yet another sign that “mobile” and “desktop” experiences are converging, and that a single online experience will operate across different devices (including your refrigerator). A Redditor spotted code this weekend indicating Google’s Chrome OS will soon allow users to enable Android Apps, presumably including Android Pay (Samsung PayRead More

NICE-Actimize Introduces Cloud-based AML Compliance Tool

NICE-Actimize Introduces Cloud-based AML Compliance Tool

by April 18, 2016 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

‘Cloud’ used to be a scary word in banking — but as the services offered by Amazon, IBM and others grow more sophisticated, both bankers and regulators are learning to love the cloud. Banks have generally been reluctant to move important information from in-house environments to the cloud, but that couldRead More