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"Within five minutes you should be able to open a checking, savings or joint account," says Luvleen Sidhu, chief strategy officer at BankMobile, where her father, Jay, is CEO. "We have yet to see banks onboard new customers from the mobile channel."
Digital upstarts are out to steal traditional banks' customers by taking the hassle out of everything from account opening to borrowing. It's tough to compete with banks' resources and brand recognition, but these new mobile competitors are adamant that they can win on customer experience.

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