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

Credit Karma's Latest Act: Making Access to Credit Reports Easier
July 30, 2014 Free credit scores are so seven years ago. Credit Karma, an educational site for consumers that makes money from sending...

Early Adopters of Photo Bill Pay See Promise, Technical Challenges
July 29, 2014 Photo bill pay is supposed to make adding payees a snap for smartphone customers. But the feature faces some problems,...

Lessons from a Small Bank that Embraced Video Tellers
July 24, 2014 Ion Bank has been using interactive teller machines, which let customers conduct video chats with tellers, for more than a...

Wells Fargo's Booking Tool Removes Branch Bete Noire: Waiting in Line
July 22, 2014 The bank's adoption of scheduling technology underscores the fact that, while branch traffic is declining, most sales of loan,...

Facebook Calculator Drives Auto Loans for Chicago Credit Union
July 17, 2014 A simple loan payment calculator is proving surprisingly fruitful for Alliant Credit Union.

Intuit Updates its Check App to Include Photo Bill Pay
July 17, 2014 Check, a bill pay app owned by Intuit, has launched a feature some financial institutions have been positioning as a...

Credit Union's Mobile App Approves Loans Within Six Taps
July 14, 2014 WSECU recently updated its app to include the approval — and funding — of small-dollar loans for existing checking account...

Tiny ATM Card Skimmer — Blink and You'll Miss It (and Lose $50K)
July 9, 2014 Fraud fighters have spotted a new form of ATM skimming device that is so small it's easy for the human eye to miss.

Startup Bets It Can Make 'No Overdraft Fees, Ever' Work for Banks
July 7, 2014 R.C. Giltner Services says it can help smaller financial institutions sell reimagined checking accounts for a consumer base...

Utah Credit Union Aims to Take the Pain out of Lending Through an App
June 30, 2014 Lending through the mobile channel is something of a Holy Grail for many banks and credit unions. America First Credit Union...

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