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What Banks Can Learn From the Decline of Apple Pay

What Banks Can Learn From the Decline of Apple Pay

by September 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

Around this time last year, the payments industry waited with much anticipation as Apple prepared to announce a move into mobile transactions that was expected to redefine the ecosystem as we knew it. From that anticipation, Apple Pay was born, and now nearly one year after its introduction the solutionRead More

Bankjoy Is Building an Apple Watch App Centered On … Voice

Bankjoy Is Building an Apple Watch App Centered On … Voice

by September 1, 2015 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Listen to this: Bankjoy, the Y Combinator alum startup, is hotly working on a banking app for Apple Watch that will rely on voice for functionality. Dick Tracy would be thrilled. Michael Duncan, the founder and CEO of Bankjoy, told us yesterday that the Apple Watch app will be doneRead More

Banks Lose to Fintechs in App Store Ratings

Banks Lose to Fintechs in App Store Ratings

by August 26, 2015 at 11:57 am 1 comment

The mobile banking apps of the 10 largest banks in the U.S. just don’t measure up. The average iOS iTunes score for those apps is short of the average score for the most popular fintech apps — make that, well short. On a scale of one to five, with five being theRead More

Apple Releases First Video Promoting Apple Pay

by August 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Nearly a year after it was announced on Sept. 9, 2014, Apple has released a video promoting its Apple Pay mobile payment service. The video racked up more than 100,000 views in 24 hours. Apple Pay has been much feted in the press, but adoption has been underwhelming in absoluteRead More

Synchrony Provisioning for Samsung, Google and CurrentC in the Works

Synchrony Provisioning for Samsung, Google and CurrentC in the Works

by July 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

Synchrony Financial is actively engaged in the work to allow its cards to run through Samsung Pay, Android Pay and CurrentC, Bank Innovation has learned. Carol Juel, chief information officer of Synchrony, the nation’s largest private-label credit card issuer, told Bank Innovation today that the Samsung Pay functionality, for example, shouldRead More

Want to Build a ‘Buy Button’? Better Write a Check to Amazon

Want to Build a ‘Buy Button’? Better Write a Check to Amazon

by July 28, 2015 at 12:56 pm 1 comment

Stripe just got a heap of cash to work on Buy Buttons with Visa. (And the payment upstart is now worth $5 billion.) Some of that money will make its way to Amazon. Money has a way of drifting over to Amazon, whether through purchases at its store, or web services,Read More

Apple Pay to Hit 1.5 Million Locations by Yearend

Apple Pay to Hit 1.5 Million Locations by Yearend

by July 22, 2015 at 10:45 am 1 comment

Soon, there will be 1.5 million chances for you to bump into Apple Pay. That’s because Apple Pay is expected to be in 1.5 million locations in the United States by the end of 2015. Last week, Apple Pay launched in the United Kingdom, and scored 250,000 locations “on Day One,”Read More

Synchrony Is First to Give Out Apple Pay Transaction Data

Synchrony Is First to Give Out Apple Pay Transaction Data

by July 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm 1 comment

Synchrony Financial, the nation’s largest provider of private-label lending programs, will start providing its clients with deep Apple Pay transaction data. Synchrony appears to be the first issuer that is providing bank-level Apple Pay data to third parties. Synchrony, formed from GE Capital’s private label unit, had $61.4 billion ofRead More

FreshBooks in Deal with Apple

by June 23, 2015 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Apple has decided that it is working with FreshBooks “to deliver a made-for-business app” to small businesses. FreshBooks, in an announcement today, did not offer specifics on what exactly it was doing with Apple. However, it did point out that, “In its Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple announced it is workingRead More

20 Hottest Apps in Finance

20 Hottest Apps in Finance

by June 10, 2015 at 10:40 am 2 comments

Mobile banking is red hot, but it can still be difficult to determine which financial services apps are winning the most users. It just so happens that both Apple and Google rank the most popular apps in the iOS App Store and Google Play, respectively. The list of the Top 20 most-downloadedRead More

Apple Pay to Enable Loyalty, Adds Discover to the Mix

Apple Pay to Enable Loyalty, Adds Discover to the Mix

by June 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Apple Pay will get a series of enhancements and updates with the iOS 9 release in the fall, the technology company announced today. Jennifer Bailey, vice president of worldwide online stores, made the Apple Pay-related disclosures at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. IOS 9 is available to developers now.Read More

Android Pay Reportedly Delayed — Already

Android Pay Reportedly Delayed — Already

by June 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

Google introduced Android Pay last week, and already its formal launch appears to have been delayed. Tom Noyes, the former head of channels at Citi-turned consultant, blogged yesterday that he “was at a Top 5 Issuer and Google just called them to say Wallet (errr correction Android Pay) is delayed aRead More