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3 ways banks can get great ROI from the cloud


Before making a big investment (of both money and effort) in their journey to cloud, most banks want to know what kind of return they’ll get on that investment. Is there a solid business case for moving to cloud? I discuss the areas that see the best return on investment (ROI) from cloud with Keri….


10 Top Banking Podcasts You Should be Listening to


Podcasts for Bank & Credit Union Execs & Staff Are Plentiful; Here Are 10 Good Ones These banking podcasts discuss current events, strategic and policy issues, competition, digitalization advice, and more. And all release a new episode at least monthly.


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Is commercial lending on the rise?

Independent Banker

Ashley Horner (right), senior vice president and SBA loan administrator, shown with portfolio manager Melanie Elmore, says Summit Bank is on track to make $30 million in SBA loans this year. Photo: Jon Christopher Meyers.

Cannabis payments companies focus on compliance, creativity

Payments Dive

In the cannabis business, federal illegality has kept many banks and payments companies on the sidelines. That's opened the door for young companies that are using the ACH network to facilitate cannabis payments in states where it’s been legalized

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.

Job Growth Continues While Wage Gains Show Some Moderation

South State Correspondent

Job Growth Continues While Wage Gains Show Some Moderation. Nonfarm payrolls increased 428 thousand with those gains fairly widespread. Expectations were for 380 thousand jobs and it matched March’s 428 thousand new jobs.

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Lessons Learned from ICBA’s Karen Thomas

Independent Banker

By Lindsay LaNore, ICBA. Karen Thomas. This year, after almost 30 years at ICBA, Karen Thomas is retiring. As the leader of our government relations and advocacy team, she has built an exceptional legacy and garnered industrywide admiration for the depth of her knowledge and her remarkable humility.

FTA pushes for remittance fee reform

Payments Dive

"We urge Director Rohit Chopra to update the CFPB’s outdated remittance rule and take on the high cost of international payments," the Financial Technology Association says in this op-ed piece

Market Awaits FOMC Decision and Powell’s Comments

South State Correspondent

Market Awaits FOMC Decision and Powell’s Comments. It’s not so much the 50bps rate hike we expect from the Fed this afternoon, but how Powell frames expectations for the meetings to come that will be the focus for investors.

Create and Maintain an Effective Loan Policy


Confident Risk Management Begins with Sound Loan Policy A risk-based approach to loan policy can effectively improve your institution's profitability. You might also like this webinar on loan policy best practices. WATCH.

How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

The top-performing community banks of 2021

Independent Banker

Illustration by Eight Hour Day. Independent Banker’s annual listing top-performing community banks of 2021 alongside interviews with some of the winners. In true community bank fashion, each has its own story to tell and its own path to success.

Congressman calls for increased digital wallet protection

Payments Dive

Consumers may "not understand that funds kept in digital wallets or by payment apps may not be insured and protected to the same degree as their bank accounts,” a congressional report says

Growth Loops – The New Way To Grow Bank Product Sales

South State Correspondent

Most banks think in terms of linear growth. As a result, bankers love the idea of a sales funnel – put enough prospects at the top of the funnel, and a certain number of customers will fall out the bottom. Add more resources, and you get more customers. It is easy to understand.

Remote notarization delivers branch transformation

ATM Marketplace

It's no surprise that bank branches have had to make adjustments and add new services due to constantly changing circumstances. One such service is remote notarization, a tool that banks can use to notarize documents online

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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.

Brad M. Bolton: Educating future leaders

Independent Banker

Photo by Chris Williams. Focusing on the ‘whys’ helps employees see how decisions fit together in a perfect puzzle for high-performing success, and it motivates them to be contributors to that success. In community banking, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels.

Grubhub launches corporate pay card

Payments Dive

Employers with a Grubhub Corporate Account can set parameters on when workers can use the pay card or choose to give them a daily or weekly credit to use when ordering from partner restaurants on the delivery marketplace

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This Week Should Provide Some Key Answers for Investors

South State Correspondent

This Week Should Provide Some Key Answers for Investors. By the time we get to the weekend, we should have a lot more information in hand in regards to both the economy, the labor market, and monetary policy.

Why healthcare needs a crash course from banking — now!

Banking Exchange

Compared to healthcare, traditional banks look like trailblazers The Economy Technology Risk Management Tech Management Mobile Online Big Data Digital Feature Financial Trends Feature3. 1Technology

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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.

Market Commentary: Week of May 2, 2022

SWBC's LenderHub

Last Week. It is hard to imagine anybody went home for the weekend happy. The rout in both the equity markets and the bond market continues to pick up intensity.

BNPL players' losses grow as costs soar

Payments Dive

Buy now-pay later providers are having to pay a hefty price to keep up with surging consumer demand for their financing services, spending large sums to add new technology and more employees.

Forecasting Cost of Funds Given Fed Moves

South State Correspondent

Based on the futures market, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise the Fed Funds rate to 3.00% at its December 2022 meeting. The Fed will also aggressively shrink its balance sheet to tame unwanted inflation.

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Fighting fire with funding

Independent Banker

Plumas Bank CEO and delegate for ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board Andrew Ryback (right) assesses the Dixie Fire’s damage to downtown Greenville, Calif., with Donavon Beatty from Beatty Construction. Photos courtesy Plumas Bank.

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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.

ICE to Buy Black Knight – So What?


ICE should take care to ensure that this deal does not slow the speed to market of both companies. New York Stock Exchange-parent Intercontinental Exchange (ICE.N) just announced it will acquire Black Knight (BKI.N) in a deal valuing the mortgage-lending software and data analytics firm at $13.1

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Amex CEO snags $28.5M total compensation

Payments Dive

Stephen Squeri, CEO of New York-based American Express, received $28.5 million in total compensation for 2021. The vast majority of that pay package came from annual and long-term incentive awards on top of a $1.5 million base salary

Whose eyeing your wallet? Blind regulators

Daily Fintech

Scanning this week’s news there were a few stories that caught my eye. The Central African Republic has adopted bitcoin as legal tender, becoming the second country in the world to do so after El Salvador. To say that this is big news is an understatement.

Broadridge Wins Innovation in Governance and Proxy Voting Award


Broadridge Wins Innovation in Governance and Proxy Voting Award at Global Custodian’s Leaders in Custody Awards; Recognised as leaders in advancing corporate governance through proxy voting and disclosure services; Samir Pandiri, President of Broadridge International, is inducted as a Global Custodian Legend.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.