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Mary Wisniewski

Technology Reporter

Mary is a reporter for American Banker and Contributing Editor for Bank Technology News. She was a blogger, editor, journalist and content curator for Royal Media Group, where she covered commerce and financial technology. She also served as a fashion editor for National Jeweler, where she reported on fashion shows and jewelry news. Her work has also appeared in Billboard, Cracked and a number of business media outlets. Mary grew up in the Michigan suburbs and now lives in New York with one roommate, a record player and an espresso machine. Mary is endlessly curious and follows anything that grabs her. Current interests include fintech, literature, travel, good conversation, Cat Stevens and Gidget.

Recent Stories from This Author

The Selfie as Mobile Banking's Fraud Fighter
September 21, 2016 Banks continue to gather ID documents manually from would-be customers, even ones who sought to open accounts online. Bringing...

How Bots Can Connect Banks and Millennials
August 1, 2016 A handful of banks and fintech companies are letting bank customers connect via chat bots on platforms like Slack of Facebook...

Why Banks Are Making Apps for Noncustomers
July 11, 2016 Banks are experimenting with apps and mobile features that are available to everyone as they search for new ways to connect...

Hackers Wanted (Must Be Willing to Work at Bank)
June 27, 2016 Even though cybersecurity jobs can offer six-figure salaries, generous signing bonuses and other perks, banks are struggling...

Banks Break Free of Cookie-Cutter Social Media
June 22, 2016 For some banks, gone are the days of just using social media to update followers on branch hours. Increasingly, banks are...

Wells Fargo Tries to Make Logging In as Easy as Blinking
May 31, 2016 By allowing commercial clients to authenticate via an eye scan, Wells Fargo is making a burdensome task simple. Secil Watson,...

Warburg Pincus Backs Mobile-Only Financial Health Startup
May 2, 2016 Varo Money, a mobile-only startup that focuses on financial health, announced Monday it has raised more than $27 million. The...

College Students Are Low on Credit Tech Startups Want to Change That
April 27, 2016 Two startups are working to educate millennials on the importance of credit and issue them small credit lines. Credit to young...

Ally Financial Launches Financial Health App
April 18, 2016 Ally Financial has launched a mobile app that uses geolocation to caution smartphone-carrying customers when they are arriving...

As Homebuyers Go Mobile, Mortgage Firms Try to Play Catch-Up
April 6, 2016 As the pressure builds for mortgage lenders to offer digital specifically mobile tools, innovators in the space are...

Stare at Your Phone a Little Longer: Wells Fargo to Customers
March 30, 2016 Optimizing content for the mobile browser home page and its app is one of several changes Wells Fargo has been making this...

Why Banks Have an Ear to Amazon's Echo
March 11, 2016 Capital One, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and FIS are among the financial services companies that believe Amazon's Echo device has a...

Comparison-Shopping Sites Expose Banks' Digital Achilles' Heel
March 9, 2016 As the search and advertising giant prepares to close Google Compare, banks should take note of two major lessons: even a...

Why Digital Startups Are Courting Consumers 'IRL'
February 29, 2016 Pairing up with corner stores, street teams and college students: all the ways fintech startups and tech savvy banks are...

Will Banks Become App Stores? This De Novo Wants To
February 18, 2016 Mondo, a U.K. challenger bank, plans to make it easy for customers to use financial products and services from other...

R U THERE? Orrstown Lets Customers Reach Out by Text
February 9, 2016 Orrstown Bank launched several innovative web initiatives in 2015, including a SMS two-way texting platform and a Zillow-like...

Eastern Bank Turns to YouTube to Build Customer Connections
February 8, 2016 Eastern Bank turned to YouTube videos as a way to connect with customers it picked up in a recent acquisition in New...

Why a Former Trust Company Launched a Digital-Only Bank
February 4, 2016 Rather than partner with a startup, 45-year-old Equitable Bank in Canada created a separate brand, EQ Bank, to acquire...

Fintechs Team Up to Become More Banklike
January 27, 2016 Moven, the digital-only "neobank," is partnering with online lenders as part of an effort to differentiate its services and...

How to Inspire Millennials to Save
January 15, 2016 As a recent college graduate, I could have been more engaged with my longer-term financial health had I had today's fintech...

Will Tech Advances Hurt the Underbanked?
It's long been assumed that technology will help the financially underserved access the banking services they need. Christine Duhaime, founder of the Digital Financial Institute, a fintech think-tank, says this assumption is wrong.
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