Bank of America

I’ve spent part of my weekend contemplating the public relations hubbub that broke out late last week around Bank of America’s announcement that it would assess a $5 monthly fee on certain of its checking account holders who choose to use their debit cards for point-of-sale purchases.  It’s a polarizing issue. At one level, I […]


I’ve been inundated with messages and calls from friends in the industry – including many Payments Boot Camp alumni – asking for an opinion on the significance of clearXchange, the P2P service announced recently by a collaboration of Wells Fargo, BofA, and JPMorgan Chase. I spoke on Friday with Mike Kennedy, head of Wells Fargo’s […]


… and Why ‘Decoupled Debit’ Could Change All That I was fascinated to read that Bank of America is now including debit cards in its card payment business line.  Now, for anyone outside of our payments industry, this sounds absolutely reasonable.  But from inside the industry, it’s pretty strange. The financial services industry, presumably like […]


Glenbrook’s Carol Coye Benson and I discussed B2B payments with Kevin Phalen of Bank of America this last week. Kevin is an Integrated Debt and Treasury Solutions Executive and joined the bank nine months ago, having previously held positions at JPMorgan Chase, First Data Corporation, MasterCard International, and Sears Credit. Not surprisingly, Kevin’s outlook for […]

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Advertising Age picked Bank of America’s mobile banking efforts as one of the leaders in its Digital A-List 2009. Rita Chang writes: Underlying all of the marketer’s moves into mobile services and marketing is a key insight: Give people more control over their banking on their own terms, and you’ll win their loyalty. How about […]


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