Andrew Johnson covers technology and payments systems for American Banker. He focuses on mobile services, card processing and what the emergence of new players like Google and Square means for banks. He previously was a business reporter for four years at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, covering technology, aerospace and mining companies. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and originally is from Illinois. Follow him on Twitter @andrewrjohnson.
Banks are still digesting a full plate of mortgage and other economic woes, but that's not stopping them from adding ambitious technology projects to their diet, if the first of vendor earnings reports is an indication.