No one would accuse Capital One Financial Corp. of skimping on its innovation efforts and budget. Cap One was one of the first banks to start a lab, was essentially founded as a technology-first company, and continues to push the innovation envelope. So when Richard Fairbanks, the chairman, president andRead More
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The old buy-versus-build debate has been settled. At Capital One. Capital One Financial Corp. said today that it had acquired Level Money, a PFm solution targeting millennial users, for an undisclosed price. The acquisition brings a beautiful application into Capital One’s portfolio, which includes the former ING Direct. It alsoRead More
Capital One’s got skin in the Apple Pay game — pigskin, that is. We related, back on Dec. 18, that the nation’s three largest banks had released Apple Pay TV spots. Tomorrow, on New Year’s Eve, they will be joined by Capital One. The spot, a fairly tame one by CapitalRead More
And then there were three. Bank of America has joined JPMorgan and Wells Fargo & Co. in releasing an Apple Pay ad. Some industry experts have described the discounted rate banks gave to Apple as a marketing expense, and many banks have indeed touted their Apple Pay connection. But soRead More
Is every banking conference truly blah, blah, blah boring?
In yet another sign Capital One is lightening up its marketing campaign featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson, the bank released a blooper reel of the current set of ads this week. Last year, the group One Million Moms organized a campaign to protest Jackson’s use of the word “damn” in an ad. Some people have too much free time. Capital One edited the ad, but maintained the ads were meant to communicate with customers in a “direct and humorous” way.
Capital One founder and CEO RIchard Fairbank got passionate about digital in the bank’s earnings call yesterday
Capital One’s spate of ads for the Fall featuring Samuel L. Jackson feature a laid back attitude and quieter tone than the brand has used in some time — see: Baldwin, Alec; Vikings — and particularly compared to last fall’s ads. About a year ago, Capital One was in hot water, well,Read More
At Bank Innovation 2014 in Seattle this past March, Accenture’s head of wearable technology, Brent Blum, asked the audience, “Why don’t more banks partner with design firms?” Why not indeed?
9. Scott McCormack, President, Social Money Social Money is a fintech startup with a number of products, including SmartyPig — an innovative take on that peskiest of financial products, the savings account. With a social take on savings and goals — sharing them with friends — Social Money is aRead More
If you know bitcoins, Capital One Financial Corp. wants to hire you. Specifically, Cap One is looking to hire data scientists with extensive knowledge of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and other emerging technology, according to a job posting on its career page. First noted by Coindesk, the job posting is for aRead More