Banking

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Apple Users Can Now Go Wallet-Free With A New Digital Credit Card

The tech giant is now venturing into banking with the Apple Card, an online-first credit card that's available to all of its U.S. users

Podcast: Strategies For Cracking The Gen Z Code

In this show, PSFK researchers uncover the values, needs and behaviors of Gen Z consumers as well as offer actionable strategies for brands and retailers to best engage with this unique, purpose-driven cohort

Gen Z Zero On Designing A Debit-Style Credit Card Around Younger Consumers' Needs

Zero combines a credit card and checking account in one place, providing consumers benefits like a line of credit and cash back while keeping them accountable and pioneering the next generation of mobile banking with a streamlined, design-led user experience

Case Study ING Bank Introduces Branch Designs Meant To Feel Like Coming Home

The financial giant unveiled new branches in Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium that are designed to provide customers with the comforts of home, including living room-like waiting areas and places for kids to play

Loyalty & Membership Banking Customers Can Now Open An Account Using Just A Selfie

With the power of facial recognition AI software, bank NatWest allows its customers to open a bank account by snapping a picture

Features Op-Ed: How Financial Services Can Enable Trust By Building Relationships Beyond The Transaction

Author Shannon McLay makes the case for taking an old-school approach to an increasingly automated financial service industry, building the trust millennials consumers want with community and personalization

Brand Activation & Immersion PSFK Visits Credit Karma's Millennial-Bent Popup, A One-Stop-Shop For Financial Wellness

The personal finance platform came to life at Hudson Yards in an immersive and educating experience—PSFK scoped it out spoke to VP Dana Marineau for insights on how millennials are driving the next generation of finance retail, increasingly looking for all-inclusive ecosystems

Analysis Real Estate Companies Like Zillow Are Enabling Painless Virtual Purchasing, From Start To Finish

From PSFK's Digitizing The Homebuying, Browsing & Mortgaging Experience report, here's how today's leading brands in real estate are leveraging virtual tools to make homebuying more efficient

Automotive How To Build A Value Ecosystem That Shoppers Can Integrate Into Their Lives

In part two in a series of op-eds on emerging brand innovation, PSFK partner Scott Lachut on how brands like Volvo and Chase are creating a bundle of services that will encourage shoppers to integrate brands into their busy schedules

Fashion & Apparel 'Pay Later' Startup Klarna's London Popup Invites Members To Shop Digital-First Brands

The digital banking service is hosting an experiential popup in the U.K. capital's Covent Garden, inviting members to shop merch from digital-first brands like ASOS, Swoon and more

Food & Beverage Flexa Payment Network Lets Consumers Pay For Whole Foods With Crypto

Flexa is a payment-processing network that lets shoppers pay for everyday transactions with mainstream retailers like Crate & Barrel using cryptocurrency

Interview Interview: How This Female-Founded Company Is Applying A Fitness Membership Mindset To Financial Services

PSFK sits down with Shannon McLay, founder of the Financial Gym, for a look inside her strategy for bringing financial services to the masses and improving women's overall financial health

Design Op-Ed: Are Brick-and-Mortar Banks Missing The Millennial Boat?

Advertising mastermind and creator of the Valuegraphics Database, David Allison tells PSFK what's missing from the commercial banking experience

Merchandising & Curation Interview: How Raise Mobile Payments Builds On Existing Infrastructure For Seamless Transactions

Raise's CEO speaks to PSFK about how the payment platform evolved from a gift card marketplace into a centralized mobile transaction experience, redefining loyalty programs as a next-gen digital wallet