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Banks, Insurance & Financial Services American Express' exclusive food & gift popup opens to members in celebration of Small Business Saturday

Financial services company American Express is opening an exclusive pop-up for its members in celebration of Small Business Saturday. American Express Platinum House features premium NYC dining, including bites and drinks from Wayan, Legacy Records and the Michelin-starred Cote Korean Steakhouse. The brand also offers a concierge, local guides and gift wrapping.

Retail Coinbase x WeGift let European customers buy virtual gift cards with crypto

Digital currency exchange company Coinbase has partnered with UK-based gift card startup WeGift to allow European customers to use cryptocurrency to buy virtual gift cards from over 120 retailers.

Technology Bitmo makes it easy to send virtual gift cards from a mobile wallet

Mobile gifting and payment platform Bitmo enables users to easily send virtual gift cards from their mobile wallets just by entering a recipient’s phone number. Recipients can split the card value between retailers or exchange them for a different retailer for no fee without informing the giver.

Transactions & Payments Chase Bank allows checking account holders to send digital gift cards

Chase Bank allows checking account holders to send digital gift cards from over 60 retailers through its app or website. Senders can choose the “gifting” option when sending payments, and receivers get an email with a numerical code to use at an online retailer’s checkout or a barcode to scan at checkout in store.

Video TikTok helps video creators make money through in-app gifting from viewers in live-streams

Social media video app TikTok allows video creators to make money through in-app gifting from viewers in live-streams sessions. Viewers purchase TikTok coins, which can be exchanged for virtual gifts, such as special emoji, which they can send to the creators of their favorite content, allowing the creator, as well as anyone who views the video to see the type of gift given. The gifts are then converted into Diamonds, a measure of the praise and popularity of a given content creator. When a content creator has made enough Diamonds, they can be exchanged for cash via PayPal or other payment service. 

Brand Activation & Immersion Ally Is Gamifying Financial Literacy With City-Sized AR Monopoly Boards

With the help of augmented reality and advice from Mr. Monopoly himself, Ally is providing its users with a fun and engaging way to learn

Case Study A Pagan Credit Union Proves Banking Can Legitimize Communities

The startup credit union hopes to empower its community with cooperative funding that takes alternative spiritual practices seriously

Consumer Goods HTC's Latest Phone Is Catered Specifically To Cryptocurrency Users

The HTC Exodus 1S is designed to work well with the blockchain, offering an easy way for users of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Shopper Education & Assistance Here's How Samsung's New Feature Helps Consumers Stick To A Budget

Managing finances is not an easy feat, and can be even more difficult to control with the increase of credit cards and contactless payments, Samsung is implementing an alternative to simplify the process to stay on budget.

Loyalty & Membership How This Banking Startup Is Empowering The Black Community

GRIND Banking, launched earlier this year, is a black-owned bank that focuses on the financial needs of the African-American community

Cafe & Restaurant Why A Fintech Startup Reopened A Beloved San Francisco Restaurant

PSFK sits down with the co-founder of Brex, a corporate credit card company that renovated South Park Cafe in San Francisco, about bringing its mission to help startups to life with a business x food hybrid space

Innovation Apple's New Digital Credit Card Puts Consumer Security First

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

Design 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

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services 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