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Why FIs Should Swipe Right for Fintechs

Posted by Nicole Harper

Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Swipe left (not interested), swipe right (interested). While it may not be as easy as a dating app to choose your next business partner, let’s explore a few reasons why traditional financial institution (FI) and fintech relationships may be a great match.

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Topics: fintech, financial institution, Credit Unions, banks, banking

Tools of the Trade Series, Part Two: Omnichannel Delivery Creates the Ultimate Customer Experience

Posted by Patrick True

Fri, Feb 08, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

 One of the most important topics of conversation among financial institutions in recent years has been the issue of delivery channels. This has taken two forms. Some articles have focused on demographic shifts, including the growing number of millennial clients and the beginning of baby boomer retirement trends.

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Topics: Commercial Lending, financial services, fintech, digital banking, omnichannel

A History Lesson on Consumer Lending

Posted by Susan Griffin

Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 11:19 AM

Part 1: The Early U.S.

It’s always good to look back on how segments of banking originated based upon events or existing needs of the time. And, as the old cliché goes, you can't know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. This is as much true in business as it is in life.

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Topics: consumer lending, banks, Credit Unions, financial institution, fintech, consumer

Tools of the Trade Series, Part One: Enhanced Digital Banking Experiences

Posted by Patrick True

Fri, Jan 25, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

 

What can we do to enhance customer experiences, grow revenue, and increase efficiency? The senior management teams at every financial institution should be asking this question each morning when they arrive at work.

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Topics: Commercial Lending, financial services, fintech, digital banking, loans, loan origination

Trends Driving the Financial Services Industry in 2019

Posted by Shannon Sickmon

Fri, Dec 28, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

 

With rapid-fire changes in how we invest, borrow and save; how financial institutions control risk; and how financial institutions (FIs) analyze data and control lending, the financial technology, or fintech, market is bringing significant disruption to the $8.5 trillion U.S. financial services industry.

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Topics: Commercial Lending, blockchain, cryptocurrency, de novo banks, financial services, fintech

Banking’s Newest Four-Letter Word: Varo Receives Preliminary Fintech Bank Charter Approval

Posted by Nicole Harper

Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

 

The four-letter word currently buzzing around the banking world (perhaps among other choice four-letter words) is “Varo.” Recently, Varo received preliminary approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) of their application to start Varo Bank – the first mobile national bank. Is this the dawning of a new era in banking?

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Topics: fintech, banks, Credit Unions, FDIC, Vero, OCC, user experience, Federal Reserve

Take the 2018 "Retention Visit Challenge" to Boost Your 2019 Results

Posted by Patrick True

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

 

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.– Roger Staubach 

Those of us who have spent most of our careers in commercial lending realize that there are typically two peak seasons during the typical calendar year. These are April – June and September to mid-November. By mid-November, many lenders are following the lead of their business clients and starting the holiday slide into to year end.

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Topics: Customer Experience, banking, fintech, Commercial Lending, Relationship Management, customer satisfaction

A History Lesson on Consumer Lending - Part 2

Posted by Susan Griffin

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Part 2: From the 1900s to the New Millennium

In the early 1900s, banks and finance companies were unwilling to lend to many poor laborers, who then turned to corrupt moneylenders and loan sharks, which defines the term predatory lending. Edward Filene, co-owner of the Filene Department Store (later referred to as Filene’s) wanted to give his workers a way to save their money or obtain credit when hard times hit. He formed a savings and loan association for employees which later became the Filene Employee's Credit Union. This helped to form the Massachusetts CU Association established in 1909 by Edward Filene. This later served as a model for the Federal Credit Union Act of 1934.1

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Topics: fintech, Credit Unions, financial institution, consumer, consumer lending, banks

4 Reasons Your Commercial Loan Process Is Costing You Valuable Business

Posted by Gary Lewis

Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

The competitive landscape associated with commercial lending has changed significantly over the last 10 years. It’s a safe bet that if your process of marketing, originating, and managing these obligations hasn’t changed significantly during that time, you could be losing market share. Here are four reasons why community-based institutions may be losing ground in the market today.

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Topics: Customer Experience, technology, banking, fintech, Commercial Lending

Seven Basic Truths in Commercial Lending, Part Two

Posted by Patrick True

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

Part 2: Communication, Intuition, and Passion

Truth#4. There’s No Such Thing as a “Book and Don’t Look” Credit Facility 

Most experienced lenders would say that they never made a bad loan. While we can debate the accuracy of that statement, it is true that loans fail over time due to changing business or economic circumstances. Once a loan is on your books, it is your responsibility to make sure it is paid in full. 

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Topics: Customer Experience, technology, banking, Relationship Management, fintech, Commercial Lending

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