Like a few other banks with similar initiatives, Wells Fargo is not counting on a financial return for its new accelerator program. Rather, it's looking for more intangible benefits.


Executives at Tangerine and Moven are dousing themselves with ice water to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, and posting their videos on Facebook.

Square, which has been scrambling to add fee-based services to pad the revenue it gets from mobile payments, faces a formidable new challenge in Amazon's Local Register.
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The launch of Visa Checkout has attracted more interest from consumers than the launch of its earlier digital wallet incarnation,, according to one of its first bank partners: PNC Bank.

Frank Dombroski, founder and CEO of FlexWage
As banks flee the deposit advance business, startups are offering services that let consumers name their payday and collect what they have earned up to that point, regardless of the day of the week.
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Customer relationship management technology and new regulations require lenders and loan officers to re-evaluate how they manage the ownership and use of lead sheets.

Banks are changing their approach to hiring for technology. They want people with tech experience in their executive suites and boardrooms. They also want their chief technology officers to bring a broader perspective.

Diebold, best known as an ATM manufacturer, is rebranding and diversifying itself and promoting its consulting services on a popular banking topic: how to redefine branches as sales and service hubs.
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Financial institutions are on the lookout for spamming and spear phishing following news that a gang of Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion sets of usernames and passwords. But they're taking the reports with a grain of salt.
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U.S. Bank, Westpac New Zealand and Australia's Bendigo and Adelaide Bank share their experiences with Google Glass, smart watch and augmented reality banking apps. One lesson: voice commands disappoint in trials.

Financial products are more available than ever, opening up vast markets here and abroad, including billions of unbanked consumers looking for new options from clever startup firms, says former Citigroup Chief Executive Vikram Pandit.
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Top 8 Tweets from the Digital Banking Summit

Financial services technologists discussed the innovations and trends transforming the industry at last week's Digital Banking Summit in Los Angeles. Here are eight tweets that capture the key themes from the three-day fintech confab.

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