Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news and fun links because these resources have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

4 personal finance lessons from Harry Potter – The Harry Potter universe is an absolute pop culture phenomenon. November 18 marks the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first theatrical release from the Wizarding World since the end of the Harry Potter saga. As a build up to its release, the 8 Harry Potter films will be in select theaters for one week starting October 13. While the books and movies can provide hours of entertainment, there’s also a lot you can learn from them. Here are some personal finance lessons you can learn from “The Boy Who Lived.”

10 things you can’t learn in school – School is great for learning basic math, events of historical importance, and what your favorite Little Debbie snack is. As crucial as those things are, some of the most important lessons come from living. Here are a few things you can’t learn in school. You need to forgive – whether it be forgiving someone who hurt you or forgiving yourself, you need to stop holding on to that grudge. We all make mistakes and it’s time to move on and move forward. A grudge is part of you that can’t be happy. Let it go.

Sixty Percent of Millennials Prefer Mobile Banking – More than 60% of millennials use a mobile device as their preferred banking method, according to a new report from Irvine, Calif.’s MFour Mobile Research’s millennial Insights Project.

Banking on the go: 61.2% of millennials prefer to bank with mobile apps, and 69.1% had done so during the previous week. Almost 83% used a mobile banking app during the past month. Mobile was the most preferred banking method across all racial and ethnic demarcations, age groupings, and income brackets. The groups most likely to make mobile banking their first choice were Hispanics (71.1%) and millennials with incomes of $75,000 or more (65.5%).

Mobile Connectivity Is Changing Driver Experiences Forever – Being connected on the move is now so integral to nearly every consumer’s life that brands who fail to innovate around this need for constant connection will not deliver exciting new customer experiences.

That was the warning Dirk Arnold, vice-president of BMWi, offered to Dmexco delegates at Cologne, Germany. He likened the traditional car, for example, to a telephone box which now needs to offer users new services.

BB&T contributes $1 million to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts – BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today announced it is contributing $1 million to the relief effort related to destruction and damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. BB&T is also delivering several truckloads of bottled water and cleaning supplies to affected communities in Central and Eastern North Carolina including Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Lumberton, and Wilson.