Apple Pay picks up 13 more US banks & credit unions

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/09/05/apple-pay-picks-up-13-more-us-banks-credit-unions Apple on Tuesday updated its U.S. Apple Pay roster with 13 more supporting card issuers, filling in an increasingly tiny number of regional gaps. The additions join a list of hundreds of participating banks and credit unions, most of them based in small sections of the country, a single state, or even just a […]

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Decoding the Psychology behind Consumer Behavior and Relationships

http://www.martechadvisor.com/articles/customer-experience/decoding-the-psychology-behind-consumer-behavior-and-relationships/ by Shabana Arora Relationships today are complex and unique. However, they have three things in common; chemistry, experience, and identity. These components can be found in customer and brand relationships as well. It is the chemistry and identity which attracts a customer to a brand, but the most important of all, it is experience which […]

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Auto Lending Default Rates Setting Off Alarms

http://www.businessinsider.com/jpmorgan-gordon-smith-on-auto-lending-2016-9 Nepalese mechanics inspecting a 1939 Daimler-Benz.Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters There is a lot of talk out there about the auto-loan market right now. The default rates for auto loans in oil-producing regions in the US have been jumping, while hedge fund honcho Jim Chanos has said the auto-lending market should “scare the heck out of everybody.” […]

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Uh-Oh … Are Americans Raiding Their Piggy Banks?

#communitybanking #economy #consumertrends by Christine DiGangi http://blog.credit.com/2016/06/uh-oh-are-americans-raiding-their-piggy-banks-146178/ Consumer spending increased 1% from March to April, the biggest increase in more than six years, according to a Reuters report on new Commerce Department data. In very basic economic terms, a jump in consumer spending can be a good thing: It can show that people are confident they’ll make ends meet without […]

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