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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

BankMobile Forms Innovation Unit as Its Digital Ambitions Widen
August 28, 2015 Old-fashioned banks and neobanks are both finding the battle for acquiring customers to be treacherous. So BankMobile, a...

Fintech Companies Tout Social Good in Courting Millennials
August 26, 2015 A growing number of fintech startups are appealing to the sensibilities of millennials by meeting social missions and, in some...

Wells Fargo Puts Virtual-Reality Twist on Experiential Marketing
August 21, 2015 Wells Fargo is touring music festivals, rodeos and other local events around the country with an Oculus Rift headset consumers...

Inside Wells Fargo's Incubator for 'Cleantech' Startups
August 18, 2015 The philanthropic arm of Wells Fargo is working with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on an...

Why This Community Bank Is Cannibalizing Its Lockbox Service
August 17, 2015 Leader Bank in Massachusetts developed software to get renters paying their bills online. It solved a hassle for landlords,...

Small Bank's Behavioral Experiment Spurs Saving with a Lottery
August 13, 2015 Long proven popular in countries like the U.K., prize-linked accounts recently became legal for banks to offer in some states...

FIS-SunGard Deal Capitalizes on Banks' Need for Vendor Simplicity
August 12, 2015 The $9.1 billion acquisition of SunGard Data Systems would deepen FIS' bench in banking and asset management services and add...

Pinterest Is Paying Off for These Big Banks — Here's Why
August 5, 2015 Though not as well-known as Facebook or Twitter, the image-collecting social media site has more than 1.3 billion "pins" about...

ATM Skimmers Enjoy Last Hurrah Before EMV Cramps Their Style
July 30, 2015 NCR and Diebold – the two largest ATM manufacturers in the U.S. – report that skimming is getting worse. One likely reason:...

USAA Launches New App to Help Millennials Save
July 28, 2015 USAA's newest app, Savings Coach, analyzes financial data to recommend small amounts of money to save and invites members to...

What Banks Are Learning from Their Neobank Partnerships
July 23, 2015 Mobile-first banking startups not only help partner institutions acquire deposit accounts. They also function as quasi-R&D...

How This Community Bank Vies for Digital Customers
July 20, 2015 Radius Bank's partnership with online investment firm Aspiration highlights a nascent trend among small banks in the race to...

Bank Innovation Labs: Boon or Boondoggle?
July 15, 2015 Big banks with innovation labs see them as a way to improve the customer experience and to test new ideas in an industry...

Mobile Banking Breathes New Life into Call Centers
July 10, 2015 As bank customers’ tastes turn away from branches and toward mobile devices, banks are trying to replace the customer standby,...

Mobile-First Bank Gets U.K. Charter — Could It Happen Here?
July 7, 2015 Digital-only Atom Bank in the U.K. recently won a banking license — a feat U.S. fintech entrepreneurs have either failed to...

Forget Self-Driving Cars, Get Ready for Self-Banking Cars
June 30, 2015 As manufacturers increasingly equip automobiles with Internet access, bankers and technologists are envisioning a day when...

The '.Bank' Rush Is On as Banks Scramble to Stake Their Claim
June 25, 2015 Applying early for the web extension increases the odds of getting a preferred address in a business where "First National" is...

The Bank as Life Coach: The Quest for 'Everyday Banking'
June 23, 2015 A growing number of startups and banks are trying to design digital experiences that train users to manage their money more...

Fifth Third Targets Young and Underemployed in Marketing Campaign
June 16, 2015 A new Fifth Third social media campaign offers recent college graduates free one-on-one career counseling. The initiative is...

Banks' New Digital Battlefront: The Customer Experience
June 12, 2015 A call to improve customers' digital-banking experience was the top theme during SourceMedia's Digital Banking Summit. Banks...