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Chirpify Adds Credit Card Support For Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Purchases

Chirpify Adds Credit Card Support For Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Purchases | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
The social media commerce platform now lets consumers use credit or debit cards to purchase items directly off Twitter Facebook and Instagram.
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Previously, Chirpify only accepted PayPal. But starting today it will also accept payments via American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards. Teso says the request for Chirpify to expand beyond PayPal was unanimous among both brands, who didn't want to deal with PayPal's fees, and consumers, who just wanted more options

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Wells Fargo Redesigns Its Website with Tablets in Mind

Wells Fargo Redesigns Its Website with Tablets in Mind | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo unveiled a rebuilt website Monday that includes more robust financial educational articles and a new design aimed at easing navigation of the site on various form factors, an approach that other retail banks have taken in recent months.
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B of A Said to Seek Buyers for 40 N.Y., Pa. Branches

B of A Said to Seek Buyers for 40 N.Y., Pa. Branches | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Bank of America (BAC) is seeking buyers for about 40 branches in New York and Pennsylvania, four people with knowledge of the matter said.
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BOA is looking to sell some rural branches in NY and PA, as they try to trim down their branch numbers, and focus in populous markets.

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Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Turns out something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer's Leo Widrich explains...
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Some of the latest, most interesting research on colors in marketing.

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Big VC Says Bitcoin Is 'Gold 2.0. It's a Huge, Huge, Huge Deal'

Big VC Says Bitcoin Is 'Gold 2.0. It's a Huge, Huge, Huge Deal' | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Think the recent collapse in Bitcoin's value was the end of the experimental currency's, um, currency? Not even close, says Chamath Palihapitiya, the longtime Facebook executive who now runs The Social + Capital Partnership.
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Economists Say Bitcoin Users At Risk Of Losing Their Money - Technology News - redOrbit

Economists Say Bitcoin Users At Risk Of Losing Their Money - Technology News - redOrbit | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
In a new study, two economists say that the increasingly popular cyber currency Bitcoin could have as much as a 45 percent chance of failing.
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A look into the digital currency, Bitcoin

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PayPal's Partnership with Discover Extends Its Mobile Wallet Reach

PayPal's Partnership with Discover Extends Its Mobile Wallet Reach | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Observers call the digital payment giant s agreement with the card network a good marriage.
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Talk To Your ATM With New Bank Of America Innovation | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Talk To Your ATM With New Bank Of America Innovation | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Machines are people too my friend
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BOA will be rolling out new ATMs in Boston that allow the customer to live video chat with a teller, get special donominations outside of $20, or split deposits among more than one account, amongst other things.

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Online Banks Outgrowing Brick-and-Mortar Rivals

Online Banks Outgrowing Brick-and-Mortar Rivals | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Traditional bankers could be forgiven for hoping that the direct banks would have gotten their comeuppance by now. But the branchless (or nearly branchless) upstarts look to be very much on the ball.
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Citi to Buy $7 Billion Best Buy Card Portfolio from Capital One

Citi to Buy $7 Billion Best Buy Card Portfolio from Capital One | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Citigroup Inc. has entered an agreement to buy the Best Buy private-label card portfolio, which has about $7 billion in loans, from Capital One Financial Corp. Citi has also agreed to issue and manage new Best Buy-branded cards in the U.S.
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Junk mailers never liked Saturday delivery

Junk mailers never liked Saturday delivery | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
The U.S. Postal Service’s announcement Wednesday that it will discontinue Saturday mail delivery sparked outrage and concern by businesses, consumers and postal worker unions worried that the change could hurt their livelihood and convenience.
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Not saying Citi is a junk mailer, but...

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Secrets of Mobile Success: Cost-Cutting Banks Seek Smartphone Customers

Secrets of Mobile Success: Cost-Cutting Banks Seek Smartphone Customers | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
The country s largest banks are counting on mobile technology to help them keep customers, win new business and — especially at Citigroup and Bank of America — replace branches.
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Mobile banking affecting Retail banking

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Citi Braces for Consumer-Bank Trouble with $500M Reserve

Citi Braces for Consumer-Bank Trouble with $500M Reserve | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Citigroup s disappointing fourth-quarter report included an unexpected $500 million legal reserve related to its U.S. consumer businesses, as the CFPB reviews the bank s card products.
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Citigroup news...

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Chirpify Adds Credit Card Support For Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Purchases

Chirpify Adds Credit Card Support For Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Purchases | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
The social media commerce platform now lets consumers use credit or debit cards to purchase items directly off Twitter Facebook and Instagram.
Brady Wendeln's insight:

Previously, Chirpify only accepted PayPal. But starting today it will also accept payments via American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards. Teso says the request for Chirpify to expand beyond PayPal was unanimous among both brands, who didn't want to deal with PayPal's fees, and consumers, who just wanted more options

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Citi Seeks Court Ruling on American Airlines Credit Card Contract

Citi Seeks Court Ruling on American Airlines Credit Card Contract | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Unresolved issues surrounding American Airlines contract with Citibank, which issues its co-branded frequent flier credit card, threaten to derail the bankrupt airline s efforts to reorganize and merge with US Airways, according to court documents...
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Regions Plans Big Hoist in Nashville

Regions Plans Big Hoist in Nashville | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Look up in the sky! It s a bird. It s a plane. No, Regions Financial is adding two supersized signs to the Music City skyline.
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Chase Trades In 'What Matters' For New Push

Chase Trades In 'What Matters' For New Push | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
now that the economy and bank perception have improved, u.s. consumer and commercial bank jpmorgan chase & co. is introducing a new campaign, "so you can."
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Chase is introducing a new campaign, "So You Can", replacing their old campaign of "Chase What Matters" that they had used since 2008. The intent is to focus on products that simplify lives.

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American Express To Provide U.S. Chip-And-Signature Corporate Cards - Business Travel News

American Express To Provide U.S. Chip-And-Signature Corporate Cards - Business Travel News | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
American Express in the next few months will
begin issuing corporate cards with chip-and-signature functionality to U.S.
premium card customers. A wider rollout will follow.
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AmEx will start issuing corporate cards with chip technology.  Article makes mention of Citi, which claims to be the first commericial issuer of chip cards.

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Customers Willing to Swap Privacy for Security: Survey

Customers Willing to Swap Privacy for Security: Survey | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
A global survey Cisco released Monday offers clues to the types of technology consumers want to use to interact with their banks.
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Citigroup Relaunches Corporate Online Banking

Citigroup Relaunches Corporate Online Banking | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Citigroup has rolled out a new version of its corporate online banking system.
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Review: Discover It for Students Card | Money Talks News

Review: Discover It for Students Card | Money Talks News | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a student credit card with no annual fee, decent rates, and a zero-percent intro rate on purchases, this could be your plastic.
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Discover introduced the "it" card late last summer (2012).  At the start of this year (2013), they discontinued the rest of their cards, issuing only the Discover it Card.  Now comes the Discover it for Students Card.

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Best in Online Banking

Best in Online Banking | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
Citigroup, Bank of America and Wells Fargo hauled in the most medals in Corporate Insight s annual comparison of banks websites, but smaller players such as KeyBank and Ally Bank also made an impression.
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New Air GiantTakes Shape

New Air GiantTakes Shape | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc. are hashing out the last major details of a merger agreement that would create the world's largest airline and are racing to finalize a deal, ...
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Citigroup Debt Deal to Return $894M to Taxpayers

Citigroup Debt Deal to Return $894M to Taxpayers | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
The U.S. government has padded its return on aid to Citigroup (NYSE:C) during the financial crisis.
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Citi And Royal Bank Of Canada Earn The Top Spots In Our 2012 Bank Secure Website Rankings | Forrester Blogs

Citi And Royal Bank Of Canada Earn The Top Spots In Our 2012 Bank Secure Website Rankings | Forrester Blogs | Online Banking & Citi Competitive | Scoop.it
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Citi went from 2nd-last in these rankings to 1st in a year

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