Post Tagged with: "Mobile Apps"

For Apps, Wells Ditches BlackBerry, Limits iOS Support

For Apps, Wells Ditches BlackBerry, Limits iOS Support

by August 20, 2014 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Wells Fargo & Co. has ditched BlackBerry for its mobile banking apps, as well as cut support for some iPhones.

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

Starbucks Considers Whitelabeling Its Mobile App

Starbucks Considers Whitelabeling Its Mobile App

by April 25, 2014 at 10:10 am 0 comments

The “Starbucks experience” could be for sale soon. The Starbucks mobile app is the envy of the retail world.It processes 14% of the company’s transactions, 75% more than a year ago. With 10 million active mobile app users — twice the number of users from a year ago — andRead More

Which Companies Are Dominating Payments? Just Ask the Candy Crush Folks

Which Companies Are Dominating Payments? Just Ask the Candy Crush Folks

by February 18, 2014 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Don’t ask the folks who built the game Candy Crush Sage into a multi-billion-dollar company whether Apple is a payments company. They know the answer is already yes. Today, King Digital Entertainment PLC, the company behind Candy Crush Saga and Pet Rescue Saga, among other games, filed for an initialRead More

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

A/B Testing for Banking Apps Has Arrived

A/B Testing for Banking Apps Has Arrived

by January 16, 2014 at 10:31 am 2 comments

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 aRead More

Forget the Naysayers, Payments Behavior Will Change en Masse

Forget the Naysayers, Payments Behavior Will Change en Masse

by November 7, 2013 at 10:39 am 1 comment

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.Read More