Gone are the days of having to rush to the bank after work to deposit your check or get cash.
Cell phones do it all nowadays, including saving you time from having to go to the bank! The future of mobile banking is here, but even that technology continues to evolve and improve.
We have seen how mobile banking has shaped the way people around the world manage their money. Nowadays, it’s safe to say that the majority of Americans use some form of mobile or online banking as a way to access their accounts. Like online banking, it allows you to safely transfer funds, pay the bills, find ATMs, and find branch locations – all from the convenience of your mobile device.
The last decade has shown us that while mobile banking is relatively new, the trend is moving away from physical locations. Banks are changing and, as a result, the way we manage our finances is evolving. Companies like Marygold & Co. are looking for ways to adapt so that customers who want new features and services can stay “on the go.”
How Mobile Banking is Evolving
Considering how far mobile banking has come, what does the future of the fintech industry look like? Let’s take a look at the evolution of banking in the past to better understand where mobile banking and the industry are heading.
Drive-Thru Teller Service
The first real breakthrough was the “drive-thru.” People no longer had to park and walk in to possibly wait in line. They could accomplish everything they needed to do from the comfort of their car.
Next was the Automated Teller Machine, aka the ATM. This saved both the customer and the banks a lot of time. Customers can arrive and deposit/withdraw whenever they need to. In turn, fewer tellers/bankers are standing around waiting for the customer.
The biggest game-changer was the Internet. Being able to view your account remotely opened up the door for mobile banking to come in and introduce a plethora of new features. Customers have come to expect highly-personalized and engaging experiences.
There are plenty of emerging technologies mobile banking has introduced. Marygold & Co. will not only meet customer expectations but create a better customer experience. More convenience, more support, and more features. Some of the following are examples of how mobile banking has evolved and what to expect from future mobile banking:
More Security Features
With the emergence of new technologies comes the possibilities of new risks. Companies like Marygold & Co. have found a way to ensure your money is both safe and accessible. Having the ability to not only view what purchases you’ve made but also allow certain transactions depending on location help keep customers mind at ease. With that comes the ability to restrict it from being used internationally.
Security features like these allow for customers to feel safe and in control. Another helpful feature is the ability to toggle misplaced cards on/off. With a simple swipe, you have the ability to either find your card or avoid a phone call to automated machines. Having control like this can mitigate the risk of fraudulent charges.
Money (Saving) Pools
Marygold & Co. have improved on the idea of Money Pools and combined them with saving accounts. This can allow for both, short/long term financial goals to be met with reduced risk.
They allow for a more sophisticated investment structure – meaning you can earn more than a basic savings account while being FDIC insured. This is critical for anyone with long-term and short-term financial goals.
Banking had become truly mobile and moving towards a more efficient future. Not having to carry cash or even a wallet is now an option.
We are now at the point where the clothes and accessories you wear include payment options. It’s as simple as waving or tapping any wearable to make a transaction.
Reaching for a card or phone is an extra step that technology has the ability to eliminate. NFC technology (Near-Field Communication) is a step towards the future. The way it works is deceptively simple, using short-range radio waves to communicate compatible devices. This technology has been used for a while in a variety of different industries. Now it’s pushing the needle forward on how banking handles payments.
Payroll is Easy to Receive
If you think debit and credit cards are a thing of the past, wait till you hear about Marygold & Co.’s direct deposit features. Having the ability to get paid as soon as the date hits without needing to go to the bank is one of the most innovative features. For decades, people have had to deal with having to wait to cash in on their hard-earned money. Your employer having the ability to pay instantly comes with all the advantages and no downside. It’s extremely simple to set up, which also makes it fast. On top of that, you eliminate the risk of stolen or lost checks. What really sets this apart is that it offers incentives like waiving monthly fees, meaning it’s free. Marigold & Co. does not charge you to sign up for direct deposit.
Send and Receive Money Seamlessly
Employers sending you money directly isn’t the only innovation. Receiving and sending payments from anyone with a smartphone is now available from the palm of your hands. Anyone with a cell phone or email has the ability to make mobile payments in an instant. It is safe and has added layers of security. Biometric scanners and face recognition allows for secure and seamless transactions between friends, family, landlords, and more.
Marygold & Co.
Enter: Marygold & Co. Now money doesn’t grow on trees, but Marygold & Co’s banking app features will make your money “flower.” That is to say that by using Marygold & Co, you’ll get the most out of your money. The Marygold & Co app gives you access to your money from the tips of your fingers. It is convenient and innovative, giving you access to many of the new features mobile banking has brought into the finance world.
As a recap, here are some of the benefits you can receive:
- FDIC insured accounts
- No-fee ATMs
- Interest-earning savings account
- Easy money transfers
- Get paid early
- Customized security