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From cybersecurity to failed mergers, 5 challenges facing banks and credit unions

American Banker

Bank of America, Citi and Navy Federal are among banks and credit unions to recently manage through unforeseen challenges.

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Winning the War for Deposits: Strategies to Drive Real Growth

The Financial Brand

This article Winning the War for Deposits: Strategies to Drive Real Growth appeared first on The Financial Brand. Q&A: Kasasa's Ryan Walker on using rewards checking to attract low-cost core deposits and boost engagement without relying on rate shoppers. This article Winning the War for Deposits: Strategies to Drive Real Growth appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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Customer retention in banking: A proactive guide

Abrigo

Strengthening customer relationships with tangible value and personal touch Customer retention in banking can be challenging for community financial institutions. Follow this guide for strategies to stay competitive. You might also like this SMB Lending Insights report for banks and credit unions Download report Takeaway 1 Banks need to implement customer retention strategies to keep their valuable customers, not just attract new ones.

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AI's next big step for banking is data processing: First Internet Bank CEO discusses

ATM Marketplace

First Internet Bank CEO David Becker believes that banks should take a "forward looking approach" with AI, especially in the area of data processing.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Banking apps fall short on fraud protections: report

Payments Dive

Consumer Reports Senior Director Delicia Hand said preventing fraud and scams is "crucial" for traditional and digital banks alike, as more of their customers use their mobile apps.

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Why Credit Unions Are Primed to Revolutionize Financial Services in the U.S.

The Financial Brand

This article Why Credit Unions Are Primed to Revolutionize Financial Services in the U.S. appeared first on The Financial Brand. Younger consumers are ready to become credit union customers, if the industry leans into its strengths, powered by digital technology. This article Why Credit Unions Are Primed to Revolutionize Financial Services in the U.S. appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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How Loan Term Drives Profitability

South State Correspondent

In a previous article ( HERE ), we discussed several factors that drive loan and bank profitability. We covered in detail how and why community banks can increase loan size to improve return on assets (ROA) /return on equity (ROE). In this article, we will consider how and why loan term is a significant driver of profitability for community banks and what community banks can do to improve performance.

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Solve This Problem with Your Strategic Horizon

South State Correspondent

When it comes to bank planning, your strategic horizon has a huge influence on your success. Recently, we published a piece urging banks to set their strategic planning horizon out longer ( HERE ). We were inundated with questions and opinions. Our overarching point was that banks underperform, in part, because their strategic planning time horizon is too short.

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CRE loan distress: Spot the symptoms, diagnose, and treat problem loans

Abrigo

How to respond to CRE loan distress Use these tips for banks and credit unions to identify and handle commercial real estate loans that are showing signs of being problem CRE credits. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox? Takeaway 1 Engaging the bank or credit union loan workout team or an outside expert can help restore CRE loans in distress or mitigate their impact.

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New York Lien Law Essentials: 5 Key Facts for Commercial Lenders

Dive into the complexities of New York lien laws with our comprehensive eBook, 'New York Lien Law Essentials: 5 Key Facts for Commercial Lenders.' In this detailed guide, we explore the critical formalities necessary for lenders navigating ground-up construction and fix-and-flip projects in the New York market. From documentation requirements to the implications of non-compliance, learn how to safeguard your lending position and prioritize legal adherence.

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Visa spends ‘billions’ battling cybersecurity threats

Payments Dive

“We are all in an arms race to protect this ecosystem, to protect the network,” Visa CEO Ryan McInerney said at an investor conference last week.

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New money, old money

BankUnderground

David Rule and Iain de Weymarn Technologies such as distributed ledgers create the possibility of new forms of digital money, whether privately-issued ‘stable coins’, tokenised commercial bank deposits, or central bank digital currencies. Authorities are considering a world where digital money circulates alongside existing forms of money. In the past, the nature of money has often changed.

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When Data Speaks, Do You Listen? The Power of Data-Driven Storytelling in PR and Marketing

William Mills

In a time where information reigns supreme, the strategic use of proprietary data in PR and marketing is not just an advantage — it's essential. As data-driven storytelling has become a cornerstone for success, PR and marketing professionals must learn how to properly gather, analyze and derive this information to help create stronger messages, bring more credibility, and garner greater media attention for clients.

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CFPB and plaintiffs fully brief motion for preliminary injunction in trade group lawsuit regarding final credit card late fee rule

CFPB Monitor

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) filed an opposition brief (the “Opposition”) on Tuesday in response to a request by plaintiff trade groups to enjoin the CFPB’s final credit card late fee rule (the “Final Rule”) during the pendency of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Final Rule. In the Opposition, the CFPB argues that plaintiffs are unlikely to succeed on the merits, and that the Final Rule is consistent with the CARD Act’s mandate that late fees be “reasonable and proportion

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The State of Automation in Financial Services 2024 Report

In this report, you’ll find a comprehensive analysis of survey responses from executives at banks, credit unions, and insurance companies concerning their organization’s current and future use of automation. The report’s key insights include: Which types of automation are saving organizations the most time and money How to overcome the biggest barriers to automation implementation and adoption Why automation investments will continue to grow over the next few years How much you could save in 202

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CFPB warns of ‘dangers’ on standards for open banking

Payments Dive

“We know dangers exist when more powerful players weaponize industry standards,” Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra said in advance of finalizing an open banking rule later this year.

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Unravelling the Psychology of Money: Understanding Our Spending, Saving, and Investing Behaviours

BankBazaar

Ever wondered why you splurge on things you don’t need or why your impulse buys or saving strategies are shap ed the way they are? Dive into the world of psychology of money with us to find out more! In the labyrinth of personal finance, our decisions are often guided not just by numbers and logic, but by other factors, like tradition, information available to us and the avenues of risk we are willing to take.

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The US could be facing a 2008-style financial crisis. Why does Sunak want to copy it?

TheGuardian

The PM’s admiration for Washington’s economic model may backfire amid looming US banking and stock market disasters One of the consistent themes of the Conservative economic narrative is an admiration for the US and its ability to grow quickly. The way it has bounced back from the pandemic and how it has ridden out the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should serve as a blueprint.

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This week’s podcast episode: U.S. Supreme Court hears two cases in which plaintiffs seek to overturn Chevron judicial deference framework: Who will win and what does it mean? Part II

CFPB Monitor

On January 17, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases in which the question presented is whether the Court should overrule its 1984 decision in Chevron, U.S.A., Inc. v. Nat. Res. Def. Council, Inc. That decision produced what became known as the “ Chevron judicial deference framework”–the two-step analysis that courts typically invoke when reviewing a federal agency’s interpretation of a statute. .

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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JPMorgan to launch biometric checkout next year

Payments Dive

The bank’s payments unit plans to engage in more pilots this year before rolling out the checkout service broadly next year, said Prashant Sharma, JPMorgan’s executive director of biometrics and identity solutions.

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10 Essential Personal Finance Moves Before the Financial Year Ends

BankBazaar

The end of the financial year is the perfect time to review your financial situation and make strategic moves to optimise your money matters. Here are essential finance moves to consider. As a young professional in India, managing your personal finances effectively is crucial for securing your financial future. With the end of the financial year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to review your financial situation and make strategic moves to optimise your money matters.

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AI's next big step for banking is dating processing: First Internet Bank CEO discusses

ATM Marketplace

First Internet Bank CEO David Becker believes that banks should take a "forward looking approach" with AI, especially in the area of data processing.

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Diverse Group Expresses Support for Bills to Limit Trigger Leads

CFPB Monitor

As previously reported , bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 7297) and U.S. Senate (S. 3502) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to curtail the practice of trigger leads with mortgage loans. Recently, a diverse group sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs expressing support for the bills.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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Klarna’s IPO prospects grab spotlight

Payments Dive

The BNPL provider’s CEO has suggested the company could IPO “quite soon,” but fintech investors expect the market will first want to see a stronger track record of profitability.

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Fintech Meetup Stays True to Its Mission: Making Connections

William Mills

We all cherish those networkers with a superpower for connecting people. Now there’s a conference that’s honed in on meeting the need: Fintech Meetup. Here’s our take on the show.

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Regulators are taking on nonbanks — a little bit at a time

American Banker

As nonbank entities expand their market share in many traditional banking services and are increasingly intertwined in the banking system, regulators' approach to leveling the playing field has been incremental and situational.

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Trade groups file lawsuit in Texas federal court challenging CFPB final credit card late fee rule and ask for preliminary injunction

CFPB Monitor

Just two days after the CFPB issued its final credit card late fee rule (Rule) last week, a lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal district court seeking to invalidate the Rule. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Longview Chamber of Commerce, American Bankers Association, Consumer Bankers Association, and Texas Association of Business. .

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Digital Transformation: Accelerating ROI and Growth in Commercial Lending

Now is the time for lenders to prioritize their digital transformation initiatives in preparation for the lending rebound. Rising competition and ever-increasing customer demands for speed and efficiency are forcing financial institutions to embrace digital transformation. This shift can feel overwhelming—where do you begin? This infographic illustrates automation demands and shows you how loan document automation serves as an essential step to increase profits and provide the best lending exper