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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

Can an Icon of the Desktop Age Compete in a Mobile Banking World?
November 18, 2016 In the days of diskettes, Quicken was an innovator. Now, the personal financial manager aims to reclaim its glory days as it...

Hey Banks, Seniors Love Their Mobile Phones, Too
October 21, 2016 Older Americans control more than two-thirds of the deposits, so why do millennials get all the attention in digital banking?...

Startup Strategies to Navigate the Big-Bank Labyrinth
October 3, 2016 It's hard to sell a big bank something regardless of the tech company's size. But for early-stage startups with only a handful...

Simple Introduces Digital Joint Account (Not Just for Couples)
September 29, 2016 Simple, the digital-only "neobank" owned by BBVA Compass, is testing out its second product, a contemporary twist on the...

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...

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In this episode of Breaking Banks: American Banker's Innovator of the Year, John Hope Bryant of Operation Hope; Richard Brown and Charley Cooper of the blockchain consortium R3; and Ravi Srinivasan, who describes India's drastic move to stamp out cash.