It’s Time to Get Beyond Basic Banking

By Gregg Early Few people get excited about basic banking – paying bills,  managing account balances.  However there is a way to augment these mundane banking functions by extending lifestyle-based banking features so that FIs can help consumers save money when they need to spend it.  Doing this offers a unique level of value that…

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Recording: Raise Your Business Payments Game

Download Presentation (PDF) In the past seven months we’ve seen wild swings in emerging risks and opportunities in the banking sector. That has meant community banks and credit unions have had to react quickly to short-term challenges, rather than set a course for long-term growth. But as the economy and markets settle down, it’s time…

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Remember Who Won David vs Goliath

Channel the Power of Organic Growth by Gregg Early   Let’s not talk about the past year. Let’s take the long view and talk about the past decade and a half. For nearly all of that time we lived in a “next normal” of quantitative easing, which brought along with it easy money and sustained…

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Recording: What’s New withBusiness Checking?
BaZingBiz Checking

Download Presentation (PDF) The lifeblood of community banks and credit unions is SMBs because these businesses are the lifeblood of the communities these financial institutions serve. For the past two decades we’ve served more than 2 million customers and members and more than 400 community FIs, helping them deliver the best products and services to…

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Recording: Fintech Transformers Mid-Year Check-in

Download Presentation (PDF) In the ever-transforming battle for customers/members, fintechs seek to be the new rulers of the banking universe. And the tides have turned. From 2019 to 2022, digital banks have the largest growth rates of primary relationships. Now, for the first time ever, more consumers in the Gen Y and Gen Z age…

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Recording: Reinvent your small business checking

Download Presentation (PDF) The competition for small business customers is intense because every FI wants (needs) to grow small business customers. But most FIs lack compelling products that are different and will influence a busy small business owner to start a new banking relationship or stay with their existing one. Join Ron Shevlin and Dave…

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Don’t Fight the Tape: Get Beyond Chasing New Deposits

While certainly an arrow in the quiver, community financial institutions can’t solely rely on growing deposits to thrive.   By Mike Branton and Gregg Early   It has been a wild ride for banks and credit unions. The shift from a low-growth, low interest rate environment to its complete opposite in less than 12 months…

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Recording: How Are Bankers Planning for
This Year’s Revenue Challenges?

Download Mike’s Presentation (PDF) You can get your free copy of the survey results here. Industry researchers, investors, stock analysts, and major media outlets are telling a consistent story – 2023 will be a challenging year for financial institutions. This media echo chamber got us wondering – what are actual frontline banking executives thinking? And…

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5 Steps to Up Your Engagement Marketing Efforts

Attract and retain consumers with engaging benefits and a plan to educate people about it   By Trae Turner   It’s not breaking news that people’s lives are tied to their mobile devices. Look around. Whether it’s a phone, tablet or laptop, it seems wherever you go, people are incorporating their lives in one place…

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Recording: Fintech Transformers – Rise of Primacy

In the ever-transforming battle for customers/members, fintechs seek to be the new rulers of the banking universe. And the tides have turned. From 2019 to 2022, digital banks have the largest growth rates of primary relationships. Now, for the first time ever, more consumers in the Gen Y and Gen Z age groups name a…

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