Capital One is hoping its new chatbot can help you with everyday banking and credit questions – and maybe even get you out of a financial jam – all by using emojis. The company unveiled its first chatbot Friday, the…
Like most people my age, I use my mobile phone for everything. I use my phone to connect with people, check the weather and order groceries. I also track how much I have in my bank account using my mobile bank app. I…
This month, Capital One introduced its SureSwipe mobile phone app that veers from the alphanumeric mainstream to enable users to log in based on pattern recognition. Instead of setting up a boring old password, SureSwipe users trace a pattern on a square, nine-point touch screen grid that becomes their pattern sign-in. You have to hit at least four of the nine points in sequence, and lame figures aren’t allowed, for you Zorros out there.
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You don’t have to be a bank executive — or even a personal finance reporter — to know the last few years have been rough for credit card issuers. Amid the economic downturn and some negative publicity over their treatment of customers, banks decided to bypass the cost and visibility of creating Super Bowl commercials for the most recent NFL championships.
And it looks like we won’t see any new credit card promotional spots during the commercial breaks for this year’s Super Bowl XLV. Expect a lot of car ads, along with the requisite celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, a Claymationated Eminem and an oddball pairing of Justin Bieber with Ozzy Osbourne (can a duets album be far behind?).
With that grim reality facing those of us who enjoy the commercials as much (or more) than the game itself, here’s a look back at some noteworthy credit card ads from Super Bowls gone by:
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Are you ready for Super Bowl XLIV? You may have the big screen TV, snacks and beer on hand, but you aren’t truly ready for Sunday’s football game until you’re prepared for the commercials. While any credit card industry ads aren’t likely to generate as much controversy as those starring a Mr. Tim Tebow, for example, if commercials from past Super Bowls are any guide, the latest crop of credit card commercials could still get viewers talking.
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