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VIDEO: Starbucks Shake-to-Pay Demo

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March 20, 2014

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

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February 13, 2014

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 the bank branch all are...
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Drink From the Waterfall of Mobile Data

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February 6, 2014
Drink From the Waterfall of Mobile Data

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. Last week, I wrote...
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CIT Bank Launches Mobile App — and No One Notices

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February 5, 2014
CIT Bank Launches Mobile App — and No One Notices

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, cutting off its primary...
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Tell Me What I Don’t Know: Next Gen Mobile Banking

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January 30, 2014
Tell Me What I Don’t Know: Next Gen Mobile Banking

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 here is the important point...
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A/B Testing for Banking Apps Has Arrived

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January 16, 2014
A/B Testing for Banking Apps Has Arrived

If you have dreamed about A/B testing for your banking app, wake up. It’s here. A new company out of Philadelphia called Artisan now allows for on-the-fly — yes, on-the-fly! — A/B app testing. The Artisan tool also lets “the business side” (meaning non-techies) adjust any app element in a WYSIWYG interface. Or in...
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SOHO Apps Get More Sophisticated

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January 7, 2014
SOHO Apps Get More Sophisticated

Three new apps have recently been added to the Intuit App Center, and they point to the advancing sophistication being offered to the small-office/home-office (SOHO) commercial banking market. There three new apps are: Lettuce — an inventory and order management app; Exact Online — a cloud-based business management app for small manufacturers and wholesalers; and...
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Square Cash App Doesn’t Appear to Have Much Momentum

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January 3, 2014
Square Cash App Doesn’t Appear to Have Much Momentum

Square introduced its Square Cash peer-to-peer payments application to great fanfare last October. The app does not appear to be picking up momentum since, however, even when compared only to other financial services apps. The Square Cash iOS app has been slowly falling in the ranking of top finance apps, according to Appfigures data....
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Forget the Naysayers, Payments Behavior Will Change en Masse

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November 7, 2013
Forget the Naysayers, Payments Behavior Will Change en Masse

There is a certain gloat from reps at established FinTech vendors when they talk about Isis and Google Wallet. “It’s not like they’ve made any traction,” the vendors say, “if they ever will.” Certainly, the years since their (too) high-profile launches have not been kind to Isis and Google Wallet. The promise of “mobile...
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City National Appears to Go on Quarterly IT Release Schedule

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October 30, 2013
City National Appears to Go on Quarterly IT Release Schedule

City National Bank appears to have adopted a quarterly schedule to update its online and mobile applications. Russell Goldsmith, the chief executive of City National, made reference to the schedule in an offhand comment during the bank’s quarterly earnings call last week. Specifically, when Goldsmith spoke about the bank’s physical expansion in New York...
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