Apr 14, 2022
Traditions Bank selected PCBB and Profitability FIT as they faced many business challenges including not pricing business loans competitively.
Dec 12, 2022
It's always a good time to focus on keeping your customers happy and loyal. In this episode of Banking Out Loud, we discuss ways to increase customer loyalty and offer 3 tips to get started and also key mistakes to avoid.
Dec 22, 2022
After a few tumultuous years for businesses, where and how to best deploy your CFI’s marketing budget will be critical in the year ahead.
Dec 2, 2022
The concept of cold calling has fallen out of favor. But there is a way to use the phone for sales prospecting that may be more acceptable. It is called “warm calling,” and it could help your CFI generate new sales and profits.
Sep 26, 2022
Connected TV (CTV) is rapidly becoming the medium of choice for a growing number of consumers — a shift that provides CFIs a cheaper and more effective way of marketing. We dive into why CTV is so effective and what to keep in mind, if you want in on the trend.
Jun 13, 2022
CFI’s are exceptional at attracting new business. But according to a recent J.D. Power study, there is still room to improve in maintaining those customer relationships after they’ve been onboarded. We provide 3 tips for your institution to consider to help foster those relationships from the beginning.
May 10, 2022
Community financial institutions may not consider mobile ads when defining their advertising strategy. However, with the average American using their smartphones over four hours a day, you could have a captive audience for mobile advertising. We explore mobile ad spending, the types of mobile ads, and what kind of content to use.
May 12, 2022
Financial institutions are increasingly under pressure from stakeholders to demonstrate their commitment to addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. We look at four ways in which ESG initiatives could result in benefits for community financial institutions, such as attracting new customers, as well as contributing to a more sustainable future for their communities and beyond.
Mar 4, 2022
Customer loyalty is considered the key to customer retention. An important part of that loyalty is customer effort. Do your customers have to work hard to access your products and services? Unhappy customers cost companies $75B globally, so it is important to minimize your customers’ efforts. We show you five areas to be especially watchful.
Feb 16, 2022
Gen Z is the fastest growing market segment and will make up almost one-third of the workforce by 2030. These young consumers are tech-savvy, value-driven, and financially cautious. Here are four strategies for community financial institutions to engage Gen Zers early on in their financial journey.
Feb 9, 2022
Gen X and millennials will receive $68.4T in transferred wealth over the next 25 years. Making sure that you have nurtured household relationships to retain these critical customers could provide community financial institutions with a long-term profitable customer base. Wealth management services offer a unique opportunity to target these age groups. Here are five strategies to help.
Feb 1, 2022
With the explosion of gig workers, the needs of some small businesses have changed. Many self-employed business owners are looking for time-efficient, digital financial services so that they can focus on growing their businesses. Here are five important areas to address in successfully appealing to these businesses.
Sep 29, 2021
Nonemployer firms, which consist of only the owner, have had a hard time with funding, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve. While 41% of these small businesses reached out to big banks for PPP loans, only 52% of those received the funds they wanted. Community financial institutions have an opportunity with this sector.
Sep 2, 2021
The wealth transfer of $68.4T is coming. Do you have the wealth management services to support this? Community financial institutions with these services gain a new revenue stream, strengthen existing client relationships, and attract new customers. Here are the opportunities and obstacles when planning for wealth management services.
Apr 8, 2021
Generation Z’s spending power is $3.4T globally and $143B in the States alone. They are becoming a powerful force, yet they welcome guidance and advice. Community financial institutions have an opportunity to reach these 78MM Americans by offering entrepreneurial guidance, providing financial education, and connecting with their altruism.
Jul 3, 2020
Many children are stuck at home this summer, as camps have closed and summer plans have been canceled. This might be a good time for financial literacy programs for our youth and your future customers.
Apr 17, 2020
During this pandemic, communication has focused on being immediate, urgent and short. As things start leveling off a bit, your communications will change too.
Mar 9, 2020
Credit cards for entrepreneurs could be an untapped market for community financial institutions. This insight comes from a few different studies, which we want to highlight today.
Sep 16, 2019
Sub-brands can be successful, and some community banks are starting to use them. Would sub-brands work for your institution?
Jan 23, 2018
Women are becoming more influential in business. They also control more than half of personal wealth in America, so are a growing client segment. Key opportunities abound for wealth management and small business loans.
Dec 14, 2017
The FDIC offers insured banks opportunities to connect with young customers through the Youth Banking Network. Should your bank participate in this program?
Nov 9, 2017
Banks have a role in connecting multi-generation families from Baby Boomer grandparents to their grandchildren.