Things we like: Lendio and their design aesthetic
Strip away clutter, eliminate distractions, and focus in on a single next action. The minimalism of the Lendio home page masterfully guides a user down the path to conversion.
Things we like: Ford Credit Link
Ford Credit Link has the automaker tapping into the Sharing Economy with an app that allows up to six co-lessees to share the lease cost, reserve the car, and split the payment among the group.
A comedy of errors but no one's laughing
For a lesson in how an organization should absolutely not react to a problem, read Brian Krebs' retelling of Coast Central Credit Union's recent online banking hack.
Things we like: The Amex UX
Here are five features Amex offers that you probably don't.
The problem with regulation
There's no doubt that it's incredibly difficult to start a credit union in the US and even harder for it to succeed. Why are we surprised?
Want a good look into the future?
Skip CES. Spend a few minutes looking around at companies in the Andreessen Horowitz portfolio, and you'll get an idea of what's next.
Ratings and Customer Power
Via a thought-provoking piece on The Verge, a look at customer power in our ratings-happy culture.
Capital One, AWS, and Security
Capital One doesn't buy into the myth that data in the cloud is inherently insecure.
Things we like: the Silicon Valley Bank mission for API banking
SVB to its customers: You don’t like our online tools? Build your own. No, seriously. Build your own.
Things we like: Clearbanc
How easy are traditional FIs making it for the participants in the "gig economy" to make it through short-term cash crunches? New startup Clearbanc may be on to something.