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Coin 2.0 Lacking [VIDEO]

Coin 2.0 Lacking [VIDEO]

by August 28, 2015 at 10:39 am 1 comment

Coin, the card aggregation device, introduced its version 2.0 device with NFC capabilities a couple of days ago, and it is, well, lacking. Below is a demo of the device. Coin 2.0 reportedly started shipping on August 26 “to all backers.” The company originally said it would start 2.0 shipments last April. The upgradeRead 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

American Express Starts Paying Consumers to Use Apple Pay

American Express Starts Paying Consumers to Use Apple Pay

by April 15, 2015 at 11:25 am 1 comment

American Express has started paying its cardholders to use Apple Pay. Yes, you read that right. Yesterday, Amex started promoting an offer that pays its cardholders in Chicago $5 to use Apple Pay at “participating concessions” at the United Center. Cardholders need to make at least $5 of purchases with Apple PayRead More

Everything You Need to Know About Prepaid

Everything You Need to Know About Prepaid

by August 14, 2014 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Prepaid cards offer a significant opportunity to broaden product lines and modernize customer‐facing applications without massive changes to core processing systems. How should financial institutions grapple with, take advantage of, or succumb to prepaid in the coming decades?

Giftly Says It Has Overcome ‘Technical Limitations’

Giftly Says It Has Overcome ‘Technical Limitations’

by February 11, 2014 at 9:32 am 0 comments

Giftly, the “next generation” gift card startup, has reportedly surmounted “technical limitations” to allow for a richer customer experience, “without merchant-sided encumbrances.” Giftly made the disclosure today in a vague note to investors. (Disclosure: Bank Innovation is an investor.) Specifically, Giftly wrote: This tech will allow us to apply theRead More

VIDEO: Gift Card Exchanges, the Last Refuge of the Shopping Hopeless

by December 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

Stuck with an unwanted or useless  gift card this holiday season? All is not lost. Gift card exchanges can help recover some value from that piece of plastic either by buying it outright or connecting the seller with potential buyers, even though increasingly gift cards are digital items. This videoRead More

3 Reasons Why Incremental Innovation Matters in Banking

3 Reasons Why Incremental Innovation Matters in Banking

by November 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

DENVER — To call it simple is to praise it too greatly. What TSYS introduced at BAI Retail Delivery yesterday was so basic, it was almost shocking to this attendee at the conference’s Innovation Showcase. The offering: an ability for credit card users to push to issuers a notification thatRead More

Delta’s New In-Air Payments System Fails to Delight Flight Attendants

Delta’s New In-Air Payments System Fails to Delight Flight Attendants

by September 12, 2013 at 9:20 am 10 comments

Last month, Delta Air Lines gave more than 19,000 of its flight attendants Nokia Lumia 820s for in-air payments. Some flight attendants, it seems, are not pleased with the change. Avid Delta flyers will recall the clunky handheld payments devices Delta used previously. The flight attendant would swipe your cardRead More

VIDEO: Can You Spot Russell Simmons in the New Rushcard TV Ad Released Today?

by August 8, 2013 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam Records and the Phat Farm clothing line launched Rushcard, a prepaid Visa, last April. The card, which is banked through The Bancorp, introduced its first TV ad today. See if you can spot Simmons in that advertisement.

Moven Emphasizes Personal Financial Management Tools in New Video

by June 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

In a video posted today, Moven emphasizes the personal financial management (PFM) aspects of its mobile app, last updated June 20, 2013. Moven’s website says its doors are now open and allows users to request invites via Facebook or email. (“Enter your email to get in line.”) Moven competitor GoBankRead More