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Simple’s move to new bank API leaves some customers stranded

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Simple, a US-based digital banking service founded in 2009, has discovered that moving accounts to its parent bank’s application programming interface (API) is not that simple.

Analysis: banking innovation in the US

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Banking Technology puts the banking innovation in the US under the spotlight. The market is not short of digital offerings: Simple, Moven, Kabbage, Acorns, Earny, Debitize, MagnifyMoney and more – take your pick!

BBVA writes down $89.5m for Simple in three years since $117m acquisition

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BBVA Compass has unveiled a “goodwill impairment” charge of $60 million in its latest financial results, attributed to its direct banking service subsidiary, Simple. BBVA bought Simple in 2014 for $117 million. It has since written down $89.4 million.

Loved up couples get the Simple Shared account touch

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If you and your partner can never be apart or believe your love has more intensity than Romeo and Juliet, then keep holding hands and read on. US-based Simple, “a tech company, not a bank”, has launched the “Simple Shared” account. It’s a bit like a joint account, but people get two cards and one […]

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