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Rebeca Romero Rainey: The spirit of innovation

Independent Banker

Photo by Robert Severi. A spirit of innovation and can-do attitude will serve you well this year, helping you remain ahead of the curve and address issues that arise. Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.”

Daily Fintech’s most popular post from 2021

Daily Fintech

To give the experts who bring you insights daily based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives a break during this holiday season (for some people), we are reposting the most popular posts from last 5 years. Todays post was the most popular in 2021 but was actually posted late in in 2020 Should […]. The post Daily Fintech’s most popular post from 2021 appeared first on Daily Fintech. Fintech General


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How AI, self-service applications are transforming customer behavior

ATM Marketplace

As consumers become used to using self-service technology, technology providers are offering more tool such as artificial intelligence and data analytics in combination with self service.

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CA DFPI provides assurance of no action to debt collection license applicants experiencing NMLS delays

CFPB Monitor

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has published a notice on its website concerning delays that debt collectors and buyers seeking to comply with the new licensing requirement in the state’s Debt Collection Licensing Act are currently experiencing.

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How to Choose the Best Automated Documentation System for Commercial Loans

Not all automated loan doc prep solutions are created equal. That is why we have put together a checklist to help you evaluate potential partners and find the best-automated documentation system for your requirements and needs.

Community Bank CEO Outlook 2022: Your priorities for the new year

Independent Banker

Illustration By blindSALIDA. If 2020 was the year no one expected, 2021 was a year of resetting expectations. Between a smoldering pandemic, the divisive political landscape and strong, albeit uneven, growth, there was a lot to account for in 2021, and some uncertainty remains.

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Crypto Altcoin BNB smokes Bitcoin and Ether with 1,300% gain this year


This year, the old guard of cryptocurrencies lost ground to tokens with greater returns. Researchers predict the trend may continue. Among the three largest digital tokens by market value, Binance Coin, or BNB, significantly outperformed its two larger rivals Bitcoin and Ether.

ATM tech, security, Bitcoin ATMs earn top spots in 2021 blogs

ATM Marketplace

Every year we at ATM Marketplace get qualified blogs from thought leaders in the ATM and financial technology industries. 2021 was no exception as bloggers covered topics ranging from Bitcoin ATMs to skimmers to biometrics

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Robert Fisher: The nimbleness of community bankers

Independent Banker

Photo by Heather Esposito. Let’s rediscover what it means to be community bankers. Let’s exercise our nimble natures to exceed customer expectations. Because as community bankers, it’s what we do. Nimble. That just may be community bankers’ word of the year.

Bitcoin in El Salvador Part 4. Then they fight you (first with words).

Daily Fintech

We know how that is supposed to end after “then they fight you” but that is only one of 4 scenarios that could play out. First, let’s look at who is attacking El Salvador with words. A lot of people who should not care a damn about a country that represents 0.02% of global GDP, […].

Digitally Transforming the Engagement Experience for Financial Institutions

Customer experience has become a key differentiator. Learn how to launch your digital transformation by incorporating two customer experience trends into your digital transformation strategy: self-service & personalization.

Santander Rushes to Recoup £130 Million Mistakenly Paid Out to U.K. Accounts


Banco Santander SA is racing to retrieve 130 million pounds ($175 million) paid out to thousands of British customers in a Christmas Day slip-up. Spain’s biggest lender accidentally made a second payment on Dec.

Oportun begins transformation after buying challenger bank Digit

American Banker

Digital banking

Lindsay LaNore: Revisiting recruitment

Independent Banker

Photo by laflor/iStock. By Lindsay LaNore, ICBA. There’s much talk these days about talent acquisition and retention, with the three Rs—Recruit, Retain and Reward—taking center stage. Let’s start the year by looking at Recruit.

2021 | The Year That Was…


The pandemic touched our lives in some way or the other bringing both good and bad. As we enter 2022, here’s a look back at 2021. Explore BankBazaar. The post 2021 | The Year That Was… appeared first on BankBazaar - The Definitive Word on Personal Finance. Life@BB Money Management

Digital Commercial Lending Technology Case Study: Increasing Loan Volume and ROI

In this Commercial Lending Case Study, you'll discover how to leverage digital lending technologies to accelerate growth and leapfrog the competition in the private lending market. A new and innovative approach to mortgage lending — growing lending volume by orders of magnitude.

Top 5 bank automation stories of 2021


2021 proved to be a landmark year for the financial services automation sector as banks employed robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to drive major technology overhauls.

Payment firms pool resources to combat real-time fraud

American Banker

Payments Technology

Charles Potts: Challenging the status quo

Independent Banker

ICBA has preached the importance of innovation, not as a project or something to silo inside a department but as an inclusive cultural and philosophical endeavor that should be part of an organization’s DNA. By Charles Potts, ICBA.

3 New Year’s Resolutions To Raise Your Credit Score In 2022


Here are three New Year’s resolutions that you should make to improve your Credit Score in 2022. It’s that time of the year again when most of us try to take stock of our situation on various fronts, be it relationships, career or personal finances.

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The Non-QM Market Experiences a Remarkable Comeback: Check Out the Industry Guide

As the commercial lending market evolves, non-QM loans are becoming increasingly popular. Check out this eBook for a detailed look at the benefits of non-QM loans, how to maneuver your way through, and what the future may bring.

Top 5 crypto stories of 2021: Riding the crypto wave


There can be no doubt it's been a huge year for cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technology as an increasing number of banks consider how to get involved — and whether it's wise to do so. But decentralized finance (DeFi) and its underlying technology can't be ignored.

U.S. banks give multibank blockchains another try

American Banker

Digital currencies

Trust and tax services: Worth offering?

Independent Banker

Photo by Shapecharge/Getty Images. To satisfy the banking needs of some commercial and high-net-worth clients, some community banks provide trust and tax strategy services. These banks report that specialized services are a way to deepen their already close customer relationships. By Don Sadler.

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Banking's Top 5 Total Return to Shareholders: 2021 Edition

Jeff For Banks

For the past decade I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I support long-term strategic decision making that may not benefit next quarter's or even next year's earnings.

A Comprehensive Guide to Construction Loan Issues for the Commercial Loan Market

Understand how to mitigate risk & protect the interest of all parties with this exclusive, must-have guide outlining important issues for commercial construction lending & best practices.

Lessons learned from the Paycheck Protection Program


Nearly 18 months ago, Congress, the White House, and the financial services industry undertook an unprecedented joint effort to inject hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy through loans to millions of small businesses.

Truliant's debt offering blazes new trail for credit unions

American Banker

Credit unions


Apex Bank’s support after the Tenn. storm

Independent Banker

When storms hit Waverly, Tenn., community bankers at Apex Bank jumped into action to help their neighbors. Photo by Mark Humphrey / The Associated Press. In August, a devastating storm rocked Tennessee’s Humphreys County.

How to Throw A Pocket-Friendly New Year Party


Want to usher in 2022 in style without busting your bank account? This one’s for you! It’s New Year’s Eve and you expect to count down to midnight with your best buds.

CMBS Lending on the Rise: Uncover 10 Common Myths of Securitized Lending

CMBS Lending is an established and growing industry that is, once again, rising to the top as a significant source of permanent loan financing. Learn the truth about CMBS lending and why it might be the best financing solution.