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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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In a recent study by Ron Shevlin of Cornerstone Advisors, commissioned by StrategyCorps, consumers are asked about their interest in a hypothetical Amazon-offered checking account bundle, and the results reveal a meaningful lesson to banks and credit unions – consumers are willing to pay for value in banking products.

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There’s been a significant shift in the retail landscape and the way people prefer to purchase. Today’s consumers expect more than just the ability to buy a product or, in the case of credit unions, conduct basic transactions. Instead, they expect a full-fledged experience.

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Consumers’ relationships with banks are becoming dependent on how products and mobile banking fit in with their lifestyles. And if that relationship is going downhill, customers are much quicker to break up with their bank. That’s why leading banks are on the prowl to find the next great way to offer more than just the basics. They’re adding interesting features to mobile, introducing ways to help customers save money and offering more relevant benefits — all to create positive, lasting relationships with customers.

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