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03/09/2017

Why the CFPB Thinks Your Data Stinks, and What You Must Do About It

How good is the data your financial institution shares with consumer reporting agencies — the same data other FIs may rely on when deciding whether to approve or decline consumers’ applications for second-chance checking accounts? Not good enough, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Earlier in 2016, the CFPB sent out a compliance bulletin…

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01/25/2017

How Community Banks Can Up Their Lending Game Against Marketplace Lenders

While finding a niche market can be a revenue boon for a small bank, consumer lending has long been the bread and butter of most community banks. Selling mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and other consumer products is a natural fit for smaller financial institutions that emphasize the importance of personalized bank-customer relationships in a…

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01/18/2017

3 tips for Competing With Mega-Banks for Millennial Business

Millennials are the most educated generation ever, the largest segment of the American workforce, and many are starting to attain important financial milestones in their personal and professional lives. There’s no question, Generation Y represents the single most important demographic for the future of the banking industry. But how bright will that future be? Will…

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03/04/2016

M&A Market is Looking Up for 2016: Is this the Time for Your Bank to Make a Move?

Do you remember the feeling you had when you first began dating your spouse? The butterflies in your stomach when he or she was around…hoping it was that special someone every time the phone rang… feeling like you were constantly on Cloud 9.  Then, it happened – a year into the relationship and you quickly…

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03/03/2016

Musings from CUNA’s Government Affairs Conference

Last week 5,000 credit union leaders gathered in Washington DC for CUNA’s annual Government Affairs Conference (GAC). As its name implies, the GAC is heavy on congressional interaction and industry advocacy. Given the heightening battle of legislative tug of war between banks and credit unions, that’s a reasonable use of time. But as the largest…

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07/17/2015

A Cattle Drive Reveals the Best Kept Secret in Banking

Anyone remember that scene in “City Slickers” when Curly clues Billy Crystal into the secret of life by raising a single finger? His message was clear. Find that one thing that is your passion and do it really, really well.  It’s easy to find plenty of business success stories that support the idea that it’s…

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05/07/2015

Banishing Boardroom Boredom: Tips for better board packages

Audience: Banks – May 7, 2015 | 2 pm ET | 1 pm CT Webinar Details When you create your board package from core downloads using Microsoft® Excel, you are eating up valuable time and opening yourself up to errors. An estimated 1 percent or more of all spreadsheet formula cells have errors.* Please join…

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