Financial Services

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services 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

Loyalty & Membership 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

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

Post Purchase Service & Support Op-Ed: Designing Financial Software To Ease Mental Taxation

As the U.S. wraps up another tax year, PSFK delivers a first-hand account from one of the experts designing consumer-facing financial experiences

Gen Z E-Banking Platform Targets Gen Z With AI Finance Management

Envel's digital banking service autonomously guides account holders' income and spending in real time to help them track and build wealth

Retail Amazon Pay Comes To More Ecomms Through WorldPay Partnership

The etailer is working with the payment processing platform to put Amazon Pay in the checkouts of many more online retailers, eventually hoping to link with Alexa and other channels

Brand Activation & Immersion Interview: How Mastercard Is Investing In A Sonic Identity To Immerse Customers In Its Brand

Mastercard chief marketing and communications officer speaks to PSFK about the company's evolution in accordance with consumer behavior, transforming its logo into a sonic-visual experience and dropping its written name to better suit today's retail environments

Beauty Sephora Launches First Credit Card For Rewards Members

The beauty retailer's credit card debut is designed to enhance its loyalty program, offering members extra perks in addition to their beauty insider points

Cafe & Restaurant Chipotle Rewards Members Receive Mystery Gift Deposit Via Venmo

Chipotle will deposit up to $500 into the Venmo accounts of customers who sign up for its mobile app loyalty program, part of its effort to build digital presence

Consumer Goods Interview: How An Ecommerce Credit Alternative Aims To Level The Playing Field For All Customers

Financial wellness platform Zebit leverages consumer data technology in order to provide a transparent, trustworthy alternative to traditional credit card retailing, giving purchasing power to more customers regardless of credit

Automotive DoorDash Supports Employee Finances With Planning Tool

The delivery app is catering to today's gig economy by providing its delivery drivers wth a sign-up bonus that links to an Acorns investment account, aiming to increase its value as an employer

Shopper Education & Assistance JP Morgan Offers Customers Own Non-Volatile Cryptocurrency

The U.S. bank will regulate the JPM coin to avoid value fluctuation, ensuring a 1:1 dollar exchange as it strives to capture the growing mainstream crypto audience

Shopper Marketing & Promotions Mastercard Launches Sonic Identity To Immerse Consumers In Its Brand

Mastercard designed a signature sound that plays when customers use its services across various platforms, further defining its digital identity and joining the growing sonic space as voice technology continues to expand

Store Experience & Design Interview: Mastercard EVP of North America Marketing & Communications On Retail's Phygital Future

In this sponsored interview from PSFK's Future of Retail 2019 conference, Mastercard's EVP of North America Marketing & Communications, Cheryl Guerin, explains the value of technology to developing a phygital retail experience, as well as why the brand is dropping the name from its logo to let the symbol speak for itself