Dec 5, 2022
According to an analysis done by the Financial Brand, half the banks that exist today will disappear during the next 20Ys, leaving fewer than 2K banks in the US by 2042. Small banks will be particularly hit hard. We discuss what CFIs can do to help ensure that they are among the ranks of the survivors.
Aug 22, 2022
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving innovation in the financial services industry. There is potential for CFIs to use IoT technology to enhance the customer journey and grow their business. We look at these opportunities and give three tips to consider for successful deployment.
Jul 14, 2022
CFIs can grow loans, deposits and non-interest income through partnerships with neobanks. It's a potentially smart partnership, but one that CFIs should consider carefully before cementing. We give you some ideas to consider before deciding to partner with a neobank and how to increase the chances that this new relationship will thrive.
Jun 2, 2022
Mergers and branch consolidation have accelerated in recent years, leaving an increasing number of rural communities without access to bank branches. Could CFI’s turn these banking deserts into banking opportunities?
Mar 21, 2022
A record net 2,927 US bank branches closed in 2021. Is this all bad news? We give you the important facts on branch closures and look at the impact on community financial institutions. We also share some stories of how your peers have been dealing with this trend.
Jan 28, 2022
Universal bankers, who can handle a myriad of customer needs, are not new. According to Zippia, there are over 121K universal bankers in the US. If you don’t have any universal bankers, you may want to revisit this particular role. As many transactions are handled online, traditional teller roles are evolving to meet customer needs more effectively and efficiently, boosting an institution’s ROI. Here are five steps to get there.
Jan 5, 2022
The hike in inflation to 6.8% in November and the arrival of the Omicron variant have applied pressure for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates. What will this do to deposits? While rates are still low, it’s critical for community financial institutions to retain their customers and their position as primary bank. Here are some tips to help increase customer stickiness.
Oct 18, 2016