Justin Mattos

Email: jmattos@corporateinsight.com

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Credit Card Monitor Awards: Citicards, U.S. Bank and Chase Excel at Card Payments

January 26, 2018 by
Every month, credit card holders are (hopefully) going to pay their bills, making card payments one of the most important features of online banking and a key category of the Credit Card Monitor Awards Report. Since every firm offers immediate, future and recurring payments scheduling, our award winners stand out for complementary features that enhance […]

Bank Monitor Awards: Wells Fargo, Chase and Ally Medal for Private Site Design and Usability

January 19, 2018 by
Since it was first included in 2015, website design and usability has been an important part of the annual Bank Monitor awards report. While the other categories reward firms for the functionality of important interfaces, the design and usability category examines entire sites with a holistic focus. We look for intuitive access to most site […]

Running Low on Data? SunTrust Has Your Back

December 01, 2017 by
AT&T customers who bank with SunTrust no longer need to worry about using their data while accessing mobile banking. Starting in October, the bank now covers most data usage charges associated with client app use, making it the first of 18 firms in the Bank Monitor coverage group to sponsor its customers’ data when they […]

Faulty Zelle App Is a Missed Opportunity

November 02, 2017 by
Bank-sponsored P2P transfer service Zelle recently followed up on promises of increasing momentum behind the service with the launch of a standalone app. Already available in the mobile apps of certain participating banks, Zelle’s new app brings the service to nearly every U.S. bank account holder with a linked debit card. At launch time, the […]

Global P2P Transfer Service Abra Enables Funding with American Express

September 13, 2017 by
After receiving an undisclosed amount from American Express during its Series A funding round in September 2015, blockchain-based P2P transfer service Abra recently announced a partnership with the credit card provider. By allowing U.S. customers to fund their bitcoin wallets with American Express cards, the startup hopes integration with a well-established payment network will attract […]

Staying Ahead of the Curve with Financial Time Travel

August 28, 2017 by
Despite the obvious convenience of all-in-one cards, most providers have struggled to move from concept to delivery. Many found mass production of concept cards too difficult a problem to solve, while others encountered new problems, such as increasing the chance of charging purchases to the wrong card, unique to all-in-one cards. Easing these pain points […]

Daimler AG Tests Blockchain in €100 Million Transaction

August 02, 2017 by
While blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize financial services, implementation will require a significant shift from proof-of-concepts to production. Daimler AG, manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz, recently announced a move in that direction with a test of the technology and promises of more to come. While banks around the world are showing significant interest in blockchain, […]

P2P Payments Update: Zelle Launches in Mobile and Online Banking Platforms

July 24, 2017 by
This June marked the official launch of Zelle, the new person-to-person (P2P) payment service, in several banks’ online and mobile platforms. Aiming to create a unified P2P payment offering across U.S. financial services institutions, Early Warning developed Zelle in partnership with over 30 banks on top of its clearXchange network. By creating a single brand […]

Playing the Long Game: Prize-Linked Savings Accounts Make Everyone a Winner

July 06, 2017 by
Though some credit unions offered prize-linked savings accounts (PLSAs) before, the passage of the 2014 American Savings Promotion Act opened the door for more banks and even an app-based startup to offer more gamified savings accounts. PLSAs, which reward clients with lottery entries for contributing to their savings, allow institutions to pay a few account […]