Educated customers form stronger relationships with their community banks. They are more likely to repay loans, live within their means and maintain higher balances.
It’s our responsibility to help make our communities better places to live, to help pull people out of poverty and address issues they’re facing.
In today’s marketplace, we can’t be afraid to experiment and fail. Let’s embrace some out-of-the-box, entrepreneurial thinking to attack our problem areas.
One of my early mentors told me, ‘It’s often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.’ That piece of advice has … allowed us to be a little more progressive as a bank.
In today’s climate, our voices are vital not only to the future of financial services, but to the millions of small businesses and consumers who depend upon us.
Despite everything, we remain a thriving network of community banks, united in our common passion for and commitment to our communities.