Citi and AT&T are offering holders of a new card the opportunity to buy a mobile phone and be reimbursed for the cost, targeting fans of both smartphones and online shopping.
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Uber is continuing to expand its reach by partnering with Capital One to reward cardholders who use the ride-sharing mobile application’s transportation network.
Experian is leveraging a mobile application to help consumers feel more confident about making credit decisions, joining the parade of financial industry players offering mobile services as smartphones proliferate globally.
Wells Fargo & Co. has added a Spanish-language option to its mobile banking application, building on the financial institution’s introduction of Spanish Text Banking last year, as it seeks to address this demographic’s close relationship with their smartphones.
Marketers have been missing a potentially lucrative and viable opportunity to target the emerging demographic of consumers using mobile devices for financial services and payments, suggesting that these users must be understood more fully so that banks and financial institutions can garner more clients, according to a report from Phoenix Marketing International.
BMO Harris Bank is taking mobile banking to the next level by enabling consumers to withdraw money from an automatic teller machine using their smartphone.
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union has integrated with Apple Pay, as it reaches out to a growing number of consumers banking on mobile, especially younger customers, with enhanced payment information protection services.
Following a soft launch last fall, Bank of the West is rolling out scan-to-pay bill payment capabilities in its mobile application for customers at its more-than 650 locations, promising users can add a bill in about 30 seconds.
The financial services sector has an opportunity to leverage beacons to reach app users in shopping malls via a new program enabling banks to deliver location-based offers.
As mobile screen sizes continue to proliferate and consumers conduct more financial activities on these devices, phablets are becoming popular for banking, with use expected to grow by more than 100 percent, according to a new report from Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group.