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Simple Bank flips the switch to add support for Samsung Pay

Some two years after saying it wasn't in the cards, Simple announced today that it has added support for Samsung Pay. If you own a Samsung phone or compatible watch, you can add your Simple card to the app and get paying contactless-ly.

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Simple App Gets A Major Redesign With Version 2.0

If you're a Simple customer, then you probably already know that the company has been making major changes to its service as of late (and if you don't, you should probably start paying more attention to your bank). While the majority of that has been behind-the-scenes, today's app update is a very forward-facing change. Simple v2.0 is now available for both iOS and Android, which brings a complete revamp of the app to both platforms.

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Fortunately, it still works in much the same way as it did before, but just looks a lot better doing it. The whiter aesthetic is much sleeker and easier on the eyes.

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BBVA Buys Simple Online Bank For $117m

This is basically just another "big company buys smaller company" story, but if you're a Simple customer (or have been interested in checking out the service), then it's still worth paying attention to.


Simple, the online-only bank formerly backed by Bankcorp will be changing hands this week, as BBVA has purchased the small company for a reported $117m. According to Simple, however, this change shouldn't affect its users in any way – daily operations will continue to carry on as they have in the past. The company will still operate as an independent entity, it will continue to be headquartered in Portland, and all customer account numbers, cards, and and the like will remain the same.

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Simple's Mobile Banking App For Android Updated, Brings Goals, Card Management, New Navigation Drawer, And Much More

I just want to get this out of the way up front: I love Simple. It's among one of the best new services I've used, and after careful consideration, it beat GoBank as my financial institution of choice. If you're a Simple customer also, great news: the app just got a lot better. Thanks to the bump up to v1.2.0.8, nearly all of the features of the website are now available in the app, including the following additions:

  • Goals!
  • Block or unblock your Simple Visa® Card from the app.
  • View scheduled transfers for external accounts
  • Edit scheduled payments
  • New navigation drawer layout
  • Fix camera preview bugs affecting some devices
  • Numerous bug fixes and other improvements

The most notable among the new features is, of course, Goals.

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