Mary is the deputy editor of the BankThink blog. She also writes on a variety of subjects as part of American Banker's bank tech team. Previously, she was a blogger and editor at Bank Innovation. 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 LA with a maltipoo, two record players 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.
Personal financial management tools have long relied on financial data aggregation. Now, aggregators are hoping traditional lenders will take a cue from alternative lenders and use the technology to quicken their underwriting decisions.