Intuit’s Mint launched Mint Bills, a bill pay and management platform today, along with a new logo and fresh identity. This comes months after Manilla shuttered, and after Intuit acquired Check (formerly Pageonce).
Similar to what you may expect, the Mint Bills web platform allows users to search for and set up billers based on their zip code. The bill pay capability reminds users about upcoming bills, enables them to pay bills, or schedule a payment for the future.
The mobile app is a complete revamp of Check’s former bill pay app. Not only is the design new, but the registration process has been simplified and new bill categories were added.
Interestingly, for Mint users, the platform is separate from the legacy Mint PFM we’ve known and loved since 2006. Mint users need to create a new account for Mint Bills. Things are a bit easier for Check
users, however, who login with their existing credentials.
Mint Bills is available as an iOS and Android app, as well as on the web.
Mint demonstrated at the very first Finovate in 2007.
At Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference yesterday, the tech giant made an announcement that will have a large potential impact on financial services companies. It will enable third party developers to use its Touch ID fingerprint recognition scanner.
At the conference, Apple SVP Craig Federighi showed the iPhone login screen of Finovate alum, Mint.com, to illustrate a potential use case of Touch ID’s open API.
CardFlight, a mobile POS solutions company, will be another one of the first to take advantage of Touch ID once Apple releases iOS 8 this fall. New York-based CardFlight plans to incorporate the biometric authentication technology into its SwipeSimple product.
With SwipeSimple, merchant service providers can give their small business customers a mobile payments solution that combines a payment dongle that can be plugged into iOS and Android devices. This, combined with a payment gateway and backend merchant analytics software, serves up a robust, end-to-end payments solution. Touch ID will offer merchants an alternative method of signing in to their mobile payment app using their typical username and password.
Check out the demo video of CardFlight’s debut at FinovateSpring 2013 here.
Interested in learning more about CardFlight’s back end system? Come see them at FinDEVr this Fall.