Digital banking

The story behind Varo Money’s bank charter push

03/26/19

Varo Money might become the first challenger bank to get a national bank charter. CEO and co-founder Colin Walsh explains why he wants Varo to become a bank.

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Under the hood of U. S. Bank’s new mobile app

03/24/19

AI-driven customer insights, mortgages and small-business loans are among the features in the app, which the bank is rolling out Monday.

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Tech firms Jumio, ComplyAdvantage team up to help banks ID crooks

03/22/19

Alongside identity-document scanning and other ID verification, the two companies are offering real-time checks of lists of suspicious persons. The goal: keep money launderers out of the banking system.

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'If the product is good, it should sell itself': A Q&A with Earnest's CEO

03/22/19

Susan Ehrlich, the fintech lender's new chief, discusses what she learned working at Amazon and Simple and how her firm is approaching consumer loans differently.

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How 6 million Bank of America customers are using Erica

03/22/19

The most popular features of the AI-driven virtual assistant include transaction search and spending alerts.

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Mastercard venture aims to help small banks keep up in payments

03/19/19

The credit card network has teamed up with an ICBA unit and the fintech Urban FT to offer a payments services program tailored to community banks trying to keep pace with bigger banks.

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Regional banks must merge to meet tech challenges

03/19/19

As competitive pressures mount for midsize banks, more institutions are likely to follow the lead of BB&T-SunTrust and amass more resources for investing in AI, digital platforms and other cutting-edge technologies.

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What the FIS-Worldpay deal means for banks

03/18/19

The companies could bring something new, such as merchant acquiring to community banks, but their merger could also cause anxiety about giant vendors.

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Goldman’s layoffs; Moynihan talks digital banking

03/15/19

The 65 people laid off in late February is only the beginning, report says; Bank of America CEO also tackles mortgages, the economy and gender issues.

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FDIC chief ties personal story to CRA reform effort

03/14/19

Recounting her family’s financial struggles, Jelena McWilliams said regulatory policy should address the plight of the underbanked.

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