CSI – As banks seek to transform the traditional customer experience through mobile devices, Computer Service, a provider of end-to-end financial technology solutions, has released a tablet-based app for its NuPoint® core system. The app allows bankers to enhance one-on-one interaction with their customers both inside the branch and out in the field.
OPENTABLE – OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group released the results of its “Technology and Dining Out” research survey, which provides insight into what diners want from technology before, during and after the dining experience. The study explores everything from whether googling diners before they arrive is creepy or cool to what diners think of emerging in-meal technologies like on-table touchscreens and mobile payments.
AMERICAN EXRESS – Summer signals the time when many American teens unlock their earning potential, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. Parents of kids ages 13-17 report that 36% of teens will earn their primary income from summer jobs (vs. parental allowances or savings, etc.), a 19% increase over last year. On average, teens expect to earn $582 per month ” up from $498 in 2014 ” and they plan to save roughly half (51%) of those earnings. If those plans ring true, that’s a whopping $10.5 billion collectively saved per month while holding a summer job this year, a 30% increase from 2014.
CREDITCARDS.COM – Two First Premier Bank credit cards, which each charge a whopping 12 potential fees, are the worst offenders in CreditCards.com’s study of the cards with the most and fewest fees. The PenFed Promise Visa Card doesn’t charge any fees; it’s the only one of the 100 major credit cards that CreditCards.com surveyed to hold that distinction. The average credit card charges six different fees.