Bank of America gained 418 technology patents in 2019

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Bank of America obtained more patents last year than any other year in the history of the company. Artificial Intelligence Automation Blockchain Carousel Daily Post 2 Innovation Strategy Payments Product Design Retail Banking Bank of America patents

Enabling e-commerce and m-commerce in Latin America

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The e-commerce market in Latin America presents enormous potential for retailers. Despite the possibilities, there are a number of unique challenges that retailers and payments companies need to be aware of before making such a commitment

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Bank of America customers sent $27 billion through Zelle in Q1  

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Bank of America customers are shifting toward digital tools. Paul Donofrio, Bank of America’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that despite the […].

Bank of America Redesigns App for iPad

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Bank of America has redesigned its mobile app for the iPad. Exclusive Innovations Mobile Online Open Fintech Payments Premium Apple Bank of America Bank of America Merrill Lynch Erica iPad JPMorgan Chase ZelleThe new tablet design now mirrors the look and functionality of the BofA iPhone mobile banking app.

Latin America: An ecommerce economy on the rise

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Latin America presents a growing regional economy, however the payments and ecommerce industries present unique challenges

The State of FinTech in Latin America

Chris Skinner

I’m off to Chile next week and thought, in preparation, I’d look at the state of FinTech in Latin America. Equally, I meet a lot of the … The post The State of FinTech in Latin America appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. So far, I’ve spent fair time in Colombia, Brazil and Argentina, and see these as the three major centres of activity along with Mexico.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches Mobile App for Prepaid Commercial Card

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With over 25 million mobile bank users on the retail side, Bank of America is shifting attention to ramping the numbers on the commercial side, with the launch of a mobile app for its prepaid commercial cards.

Mobile users drive deposit growth at Bank of America

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For Bank of America, mobile and digital channels are sustaining its retail business. Carousel Customer Experience Retail Banking Wealth Management Bank of AmericaIn a third-quarter earnings call Wednesday, CEO Brian Moynihan stressed the importance of digital banking offerings that are complemented by human support. Customers continue to transact and interact with us in person, as well as through the digital channel,” he said. “We We […].

Berkshire Hathaway Buys 11.3 Pct Of Bank Of America Shares

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Berkshire Hathaway , the Warren Buffett-helmed conglomerate that owns Geico , upped its stake in Bank of America (BoA) by over $800 million, in what the Financial Times (FT) reported is a vote of confidence in the lagging U.S. Investments Bank of America banking Berkshire Hathaway economy News Warren Buffett What's Hot

MercadoLibre: The ‘Amazon Of Latin America’ Spreads Its Wings

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In Latin America, such a company exists in the form of MercadoLibre , a triple-threat regional financial powerhouse based in Argentina. It now operates in 18 countries in Latin America. According to eMarketer, eCommerce made up about 4 percent of the total spent last year in Latin America, due mostly to its cash-heavy economy. I would say the most relevant variables across Latin America are banking penetration and credit card penetration,” Gimenez noted.

America: a nation living in the 20th Century

Chris Skinner

These days, in … The post America: a nation living in the 20th Century appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. When did you last write a check (cheque)? When did you last receive one? Although a valid payment mechanism in some countries, it has been phased out in many. Finland stopped using checks in 1993, Poland in 2006 and the Netherlands from the start of next year.

Latin America's digital transformation can be a global model

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Latin America's rapidly expanding fintech sector may prove to be the guiding light as we look to establish a widely accessible digital financial ecosystem. Latin America Digital payments Coronavirus Financial inclusion

Bank of America Lays Foundation for Merchant Payments-Focused Lab

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EXCLUSIVE – After its recent partnership with digital product Innovation Company Stuzo, Bank of America’s merchant services business is laying the foundation for an innovation lab. “It It [the partnership] helps us have a conversation with our merchants about their overarching goals,” Michael Roberts, chief marketing and digital strategy officer of Bank of America Merchant Services […].

Zelle Use Surges at Bank of America

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EXCLUSIVE – Bank of America had five million transactions via the digital payments service Zelle in October alone, an amount 35% higher than the average 3.7 Exclusive Mobile Online Open Fintech Payments Retail Bank of America P2P P2P payments PayPal Square Cash Venmo Zellemillion transactions per month the bank reported in September 2017. Yesterday evening, the bank announced that it processed a total of $1.5 billion dollars through Zelle in the month of […].

How Bank of America Will Improve Erica, Its Virtual Assistant

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Bank of America is proud of its virtual assistant, Erica, which has 3.5 Exclusive Innovations Mobile Online Open Fintech Payments Premium Retail artificial intelligence Bank of America Erica virtual assistant

Retail Properties Of America Collects 65.3 Pct Of Q2 Rent

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Retail Properties of America, Inc. Retail News real estate Rent Rent Collection Retail Properties of America What's HotRPAI), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns open-air shopping centers, reported that the company had collected 65.3

Bank Of America Can Now Accept Small Business Relief Applications

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Bank of America has reportedly become the first large bank to be able to take digital applications for the $350 billion small business loan program that is part of the government’s coronavirus relief package. A separate report noted that Bank of America Corp.

Bank of America to Invest $500 Million in Technology to Drive Innovation and Sales

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Bank of America will invest about $75 million per quarter in technology from now through the rest of 2019, the bank reported in its earnings call today. Cards Commerce Exclusive Innovations Lending Mobile Online Open Fintech Operations Payments PFM Premium Retail Bank of America Erica Zelle

Visa On Capturing The Digital Payments Opportunity In Latin America

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The advance of digital payments in Latin America over the last two decades has been slow when measured against other parts of the globe. As part of the broader effort to push digital payments’ expansion in Latin America, Visa announced this week a new working partnership with Facebook to help power the new payments feature on WhatsApp in Brazil. ” Latin America’s Digital Path Forward.

Bank of America Sees “Overwhelming” Growth in Zelle Numbers

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EXCLUSIVE — It’s another great quarter for Bank of America in terms of number of users of its P2P payment app Zelle. Exclusive Mobile Payments Bank of America Early Warning P2P payments Venmo ZelleThe bank just released numbers for the Zelle app in Q4’17 that shows it processed more than 23 million transactions amounting to almost $7 billion. That’s a 91% increase from the prior year […].

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches Mobile Wallets for Corporate Clients

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Only months after launching a digital prepaid card for its corporate customers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch continues to expand its digital offerings for its corporate clients.

Bank of America Introduces PFM Features on Virtual Assistant Erica

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Bank of America’s virtual assistant Erica is a perfect example of how the bank is using “AI to make (BofA) better and make it better at scale,” according to Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer at the bank.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s API Gateway Seeks to Connect EMEA Clients with Fintechs

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EXCLUSIVE- Echoing the mandate of PSD2, Bank of America Merrill Lynch today unveiled an API gateway that seeks to connect its commercial clients to fintechs and other third-party vendors. Bank of America Merrill Lynch […]. Commerce Compliance Corporate Exclusive Open Fintech Payments APIs open banking Bank of America fintech Merrill Lynch Open API

Coronavirus creates strong demand for mobile wallets in Latin America

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Latin America is seeing a surge in digital wallet adoption as governments seek ways to disburse coronavirus aid to vulnerable citizens, and consumers look for safe alternatives to cash. Latin America Mobile payments Digital payments Coronavirus Mobile wallets

Don’t look to America for innovation

Chris Skinner

I recently wrote this piece for Raconteur’s Sunday Times supplement, and thought it might interest The Finanser’s readers: ‘When we in the West look to America for innovation, we are looking the wrong way’ I often talk about the world of change we are going through and how Europe and America are … The post Don’t look to America for innovation appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

How Bank of America’s Virtual Assistant Erica Works [VIDEO]

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Bank of America expects to be finished rolling out its AI-driven virtual assistant Erica by mid-summer. Exclusive Innovations Open Fintech Operations Payments PFM Premium Bank of America Erica virtual assistantThe bank first launched Erica in March and will continue rolling out Erica through June, according to an email sent to Bank Innovation. Here is a map of the states where Erica is live. See how Erica works in […].

Bank of America Back on Windows

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After a yearlong absence, Bank of America’s mobile app is now available on Windows mobile devices. Innovations Mobile Online app Bank of America Microsoft Windows Windows 10BofA announced last year that starting “early” March 2015 it will no longer support its mobile app on Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, suggesting customers access their accounts online. The app Read More.

Bank of America Reports Strong Mobile Growth, Especially Deposits

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As previously reported on Bank Innovation, mobile banking is the top area of innovation banks in which are spending money—and it appears to be working, with Chase and Wells Fargo both reporting accelerated growth in mobile users last week, and with Bank of America also reporting strong growth today on the Read More. Innovations Mobile Online Bank of America Chase Mobile banking online banking Wells Fargo

Bank of America to Launch Erica This Month

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EXCLUSIVE – Bank of America is all set to launch its AI powered bot Erica this month, Michelle Moore, head of digital banking at BofA told Bank Innovation. Exclusive Innovations Mobile Online Operations Payments artificial intelligence Bank of America chat bot Erica machine learningOur focus with innovation has been on, how can we make the lives of our customers easier?” Moore said. With Erica, customers can use their voice or.Read More.

Bank of America Mobile App Now Allows Seamless Connection to Merrill Edge

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Bank of America is hoping to bridge that gap, albeit in a small way, by allowing its clients to move seamlessly between Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Merrill Edge, and U.S.

Megamalls Like Mall Of America And American Dream Face Mega Problems 

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malls — Minnesota’s Mall of America and New Jersey’s American Dream mall — are struggling, with the company that owns both recently skipping a third straight payment on the Minnesota property. the Mall of America features not only 500 stores, but also some 28 amusement-park rides, an aquarium and more. Collateral for the loan include some of Triple Five Group’s equity interest in the Mall of America and another Canadian megamall. Megamalls are having mega problems.

Bank of America Files for More Blockchain Patents

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Bank of America filed for nine more blockchain patents. In total, Bank of America now has filed for over 30 blockchain patents since last year. Cryptocurrency Exclusive Mobile Payments Bank of America BlockChain paymentsThese filings were recently made public by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These nine patents, which were filed on February 22, relate to settling transactions within a payment network. […].

Bank of America Revising New App to Bolster Small Biz Client Base

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Bank of America has a new source of small business data. Payments Premium Retail Bank of America Bank of America Merrill Lynch Merrill Edge Merrill Lynch Mobile banking QuickBooks small business banking U.S.

Bank of America, Chase the Latest Banks to Buy into Blockchain

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So much has happened with blockchain over the past couple of weeks—so very much—but let’s talk about the banks: Firstly, Bank of America is the latest to join the ranks of financial institutions experimenting with blockchain. Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently announced at Sibos that it was collaborating with Read More. Corporate Online Technology Virtual Currency Bank of America BlockChain Ethereum JP Morgan Chase Microsoft Microsoft Azure Ripple synechron

Latin America’s Dark, Crypto-Driven, Cybercrime Underbelly

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To get a sense of the new frontiers in cybercrime, and how cryptocurrency helps fraudsters cover their tracks or finance their schemes … look, perhaps, to Latin America. In a report titled “The Dark Side of Latin America,” IntSights, which monitors cyberthreats, said Latin America is among the top regions for money laundering, done at least in part through cryptocurrency, and that such tactics are favored by organized crime.