What’s to Worry About Mobile Banking?

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Mobile banking only continues to grow, with new apps launching every day, and banks making it easier and easier to do business on your smartphone. With that in mind, GOBankingRates wanted to find just how comfortable people are banking on their smartphones — and what concerns they have. The results are pretty interesting. About the […]

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What’s The Best Way to Protect Your Money Online?

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No one wants to be the victim of an online scam or security breach. But it’s going to happen to someone — and you definitely don’t want it to be you. So what should you do to protect your money online? Well, there’s a lot of things. In fact, there’s a whole, long article in Bloomberg […]

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If Your “Bank” Asks You To Do These, Something’s Wrong

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Since we’ve been talking a lot about banking security recently, it’s a good opportunity to remind you of some tips to keep your account (and money) safe. Most of these items are going to seem like common sense, but you’d be shocked how often they’re used successfully to steal account information. About the author: Jason […]

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Guess What? People Are Generally Happy With Their Banks

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Now here’s something you may not have been expecting. According to the second annual TD Bank Checking Experience Index, Americans tend to be pretty happy with their banking experiences. The survey found that 86% of consumers say their daily experience with their checking account is excellent or very good — up from 83% in 2013 — and 85% of consumers […]

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Simple: Why It’s Incredibly Hard to be a Banking Startup

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I’m not that familiar with Simple, the online bank that promises built-in budgeting and savings tools, no unnecessary fees and everything you need to make managing your personal finances “effortless.” Even though it’s affiliated with The Bancorp Bank, where users’ money is actually held, Simple is a startup company — and it’s seen its share […]

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Please, Don’t Use a Checking Account With Fees

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The Motley Fool published an article last week called “You Can Thank Millenials for Your Checking Account” about the (recent) history of the free checking account. It’s an interesting read if you’re curious about how banks introduced free checking accounts to get new customers, but then got caught up in the fee game (something we’ve […]

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Are Biometrics the Future of Mobile Payments?

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We’ve seen it in every sci-fi movie or spy thriller — using your fingerprint, or eyeball, or some other part of your body to access a restricted area, or login to a computer. It’s always seemed pretty futuristic, and pretty cool. The technology to do all of this, however, absolutely exists today. It just hasn’t […]

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