Post Tagged with: "apps"

Simple 2.0: Redesign & New Features

Simple 2.0: Redesign & New Features

by August 19, 2014 at 11:58 am 2 comments

Simple 2.0 is not only a major redesign but adds a plethora of new features, leveraging newly developed technology.

5 Ways Banks Can Increase Mobile App Revenue and Engagement

5 Ways Banks Can Increase Mobile App Revenue and Engagement

by July 30, 2014 at 10:21 am 2 comments

I’m not one for “list” blogs, such as “The 13 Worst Things You Can Buy On eBay That Are Made Out Of Loom Bands” or “29 Genius Ways To Consume More Tequila,” which means I might not be Buzzfeed’s optimum visitor.

Sometimes, though, list blogs have merit.

Where’s the Metric for Rating Banks?

Where’s the Metric for Rating Banks?

by July 21, 2014 at 10:37 am 1 comment

What does a young person do today when he wants to choose a bank? He might check out what interest rates are offered on savings accounts or loans, or he might just want to know who has the coolest mobile app. We know one thing he won’t do — walk into the nearest branch to ask if the bank might be right for him.

Why the Apple-IBM Deal Matters More to Banking Than You Might Think

Why the Apple-IBM Deal Matters More to Banking Than You Might Think

by July 16, 2014 at 11:52 am 1 comment

It would be easy to dismiss the Apple-IBM partnership announced yesterday as an iPhone sales deal. In fact, the deal has significant implications for banking and banking technology. Hear that, SAP? At the heart of the deal is a new opportunity for Apple to sell to corporations through IBM, which owns corporateRead More

Why Can’t Banks Play Today’s Buzz-y PR Game?

Why Can’t Banks Play Today’s Buzz-y PR Game?

by July 11, 2014 at 11:36 am 1 comment

Why can’t banks generate the kind of media buzz of an Apple?

New Bill-Pay Apps Take Aim at Ongoing Pain Point

New Bill-Pay Apps Take Aim at Ongoing Pain Point

by May 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

No one likes paying bills, but we all have to do it. Managing bills is a tedious and frustrating task for most — and several new ventures are taking renewed aim at this pain point. Google Now Google Now is a predictive personal assistant that tries to figure out whatRead More

VIDEO: Starbucks Shake-to-Pay Demo

by March 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

Too much caffeine can give you the shakes. And now that shaking can come in handy when you use Starbucks’s new “shake-to-pay” feature unveiled today as part of the coffee company’s new iOS app. Check out how it works in the demo video below.  

VIDEO: Arvest Bank Uses a Branch to Prove Branches Don’t Matter

by February 13, 2014 at 7:22 am 3 comments

Can we stick a fork in branch banking if a bank proves its branches are worthless? That’s essentially what Arvest Bank, in Bentonville, Ark., has done with its new ad promoting its recently unveiled mobile app. What is striking about the video below is that the customers interviewed at theRead More

Drink From the Waterfall of Mobile Data

Drink From the Waterfall of Mobile Data

by February 6, 2014 at 10:43 am 1 comment

There is a wider range of mobile data for banking apps to leverage than previously contemplated. Some of the mobile-focused application builders see a wide array of mobile data streams available to banking apps — and that means, fintech providers are largely limited by their imaginations, rather than technical impediments.Read More

CIT Bank Launches Mobile App — and No One Notices

CIT Bank Launches Mobile App — and No One Notices

by February 5, 2014 at 10:14 am 1 comment

CIT Group launched its first mobile banking app last quarter. Yeah, no one else noticed either. CIT Bank, the financial conglomerate’s $16.1 billion online bank, was launched in 2011 to diversify its parent’s funding. Indeed, CIT nearly went bankrupt during the credit crisis when the capital markets all but silenced,Read More

Tell Me What I Don’t Know: Next Gen Mobile Banking

Tell Me What I Don’t Know: Next Gen Mobile Banking

by January 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

What do Peek, Loungebuddy and Bandsintown have in common, and, to amplify the riddle, what do they have to do with banking? All three iOS apps do something that the vast majority of banking mobile applications don’t: leverage other data streams on the mobile device. They also – and hereRead More