Pivotus Ventures, a new venture capital firm launched by Umpqua Holdings Corporation, believes that drastic action is needed to keep banks relevant in the coming years. If any FIs can do it, Umpqua is certainly among them. Just last year, the Portland, Oregon-based corporation performed the rare feat of upgrading its coreRead More
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The Plenti nationwide advertising campaign, which kicked off last month, hit high gear last night when AT&T used its spots during the NBA Finals for the rewards program. The Plenti rewards program, administered by American Express, officially kicked off on May 4. Generally, the ads center on the idea thatRead More
Bank of America Corp. has quietly expanded its text banking service — yes, text banking service — to “support” at least three more telcos. Those telcos are Sprint, Boost, and Cincinnati Bell. BofA also added MetroPCS, which is a T-Mobile brand.
NFC is back and on the move. Visa and MasterCard both announced support for host-card emulation (HCE) this week and that means near-field communication (NFC), long thought to be finished in the contactless payments world, is alive and doing quite well, thank you. HCE was built into the latest version ofRead More
Will T-Mobile bail out of the Isis mobile wallet program now that it has launched Mobile Money by T-Mobile? That’s the question being asked by industry observers in the wake of T-Mobile’s announcement last Wednesday to launch the mobile banking initiative, which includes a mobile banking app for iOS andRead More