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MassMutual puts benefits shopping in consumers’ hands via new app

May 5, 2016

MassMutual Financial Group is introducing a new mobile application to complement its benefits exchange program – which combines healthcare coverage, retirement savings and insurance protection into one platform – enabling users to purchase individual packages or those offered by their employers.

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American Express exec: Data and automation are mobile programmatic’s must-haves

April 15, 2016

NEW YORK – An American Express Open executive at the MMA Mobile Automation and Programmatic Leadership Forum claimed the company’s successful programmatic strategy stems from the right mix of proprietary data, automation and creative, which helps create seamless user experiences.

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OppenheimerFunds’ use of mobile shifts view of mutual fund brands: Havas Media exec

April 15, 2016

NEW YORK – A Havas Media executive at the MMA Mobile Automation and Programmatic Leadership Forum explained that OppenheimerFunds’ mobile-first approach is ideal, as mutual fund advisors are always on the go, which makes untethered technology a main resource in reaching them.

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Capital One’s on-the-go credit tracker lands on Android

April 15, 2016

Capital One continues to extend the reach of a new mobile-first credit monitoring service, CreditWise, by bringing it to Android users as the financial organization prioritizes anytime, anyplace interactive services.

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Charles Schwab donates on users’ behalf in new Tinbox app

April 1, 2016

Brokerage firm Charles Schwab & Co. is creating a positive image in San Francisco by partnering with an application in which users interact with an ad to extract a donation to the Boys & Girls clubs.

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U.S. Bank targets small businesses via mobile check deposit app

March 28, 2016

U.S. Bank is making a play for additional small business clients by introducing an application that lets owners and employees snap a photo of a check to have it automatically processed and deposited into a business account.

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Opportunity closing for banks in mobile wallets as PayPal, Visa surge: report

March 25, 2016

Financial institutions need to move soon if they are to secure a role in the quickly growing mobile wallet space now that PayPal and Visa have become the preferred providers among consumers, according to a new report from Javelin Research.

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Android Pay’s British debut raises stakes among competitors

March 24, 2016

As Android Pay journeys across the pond to British consumers’ smartphones, competitors such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay will be forced to get creative in their efforts to entice users by providing utility, including rewards, offers and order-ahead options.

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Santander speaks to mobile users with voice recognition app features

March 23, 2016

Santander Bank is hoping to provide an easier banking application experience for British customers with a voice control feature enabling users to discuss their spending, reflecting the quick evolution of the technology.

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MasterCard tees up VR, wearables commerce at PGA tournament

March 17, 2016

MasterCard is once again trialling its latest payment innovations at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where this year’s attendees can experiment with a connected payments glove and experience virtual reality commerce.

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