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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

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...

Mobile Prepaid Startup Goes, Well, Mobile
January 11, 2016 A fintech startup is hoping that a pop-up branch approach will inspire consumers to replace check-cashing services and...

Moven Nixes Passwords for Most Interactions
December 17, 2015 Moven will soon prompt its customers for usernames and passwords only for riskier transactions. By removing the login for most...

What's Missing in Fintech? Oh Yeah, Women
December 14, 2015 For an industry on the precipice of redefining what a bank is and does, there's a disturbing absence of effort to welcome more...

Show Them You Care: Modern Marketing for Banks
December 11, 2015 As the digital era continues to force banks to rethink what and who they are, institutions are increasingly pressured to relay...

U.K. Push for Open Bank APIs Makes U.S. Look So Last Century
November 25, 2015 As U.S. banks wrangle with account-aggregation sites over screen scraping, the U.K. is championing a safer method for sharing...

New Budgeting Apps Aim to Disrupt Payday Lending
November 12, 2015 A handful of entrepreneurs have created apps that let workers, especially those with inconsistent incomes, receive portions of...

'There Is No One Blockchain to Rule Them All'
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, authors of "Blockchain Revolution," discuss the implications for banks of distributed ledger technology, the pros and cons of private blockchains compared to open networks, how DAOs might eliminate moral hazard, and more.
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