The number of smartphone users worldwide surpassed three billion in February and is forecast to further grow by several hundred million in the next few years. While there has been some stagnation in smartphone purchases, the smartphone market still has high growth potential as the smartphone penetration rate is still lower than 70% in most…

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Most of us likely never anticipated being in the throes of a pandemic, but here we are. The potential loss of life and economic impact is unknown, and that has led to fear. This is completely understandable. These are challenging times complicated by the dynamics of social media and political in-fighting. Your financial institution is…

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Recently I was reading an article from Chris Nichols, Chief Strategy Officer of Winter Haven, Florida-based CenterState Bank, entitled Public Perception of the Cost of Checking. Nichols shares how CenterState interviewed 200 randomly selected potential customers about what they thought about the bank’s pricing and value of its checking accounts. The pricing ranges from a fee of $5.95…

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Ask 100 bankers, “Is retail checking profitable?” and you’ll likely get nearly 100 answers. StrategyCorps tracks over six million retail checking accounts with over 600 million data points – primarily from customers at community and small regional financial institutions – to get our answer to this question. Our analysis is based on householded revenue that…

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