“Community banks work hard to ensure that every day is just a little bit better than the last.” As community bankers, we strive for excellence. We are always looking for ways to build upon the strong foundation we’ve set, whether through the products we offer our customers, the services we bring to the community or […]
We can find consistency in what we know to be true in this rapidly changing world: Community banks serve the needs of their communities.
“Our resolution is to continue to bring you the very best support for your prosperity, growth and success in the new year.” As we enter a new year, we’re filled with a sense of anticipation for everything that will unfold in the coming 12 months. We see a world full of potential, which is exactly […]
“We’re relationship bankers; connections are critical to how we define success.” What does “the best” mean? It can be a tricky question, as “the best” of anything is usually subject to interpretation. What I think is the best restaurant may not fit your palate, and vice versa. But, in some scenarios, a clear winner rises […]
“A plethora of new digital payments offerings now must factor into business strategies.” As Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” That sentiment rings true for digital payments. Today, community bankers hold a place at the digital payments table, both as drivers of change and as witnesses to […]
“When community bankers join their voices, they are a powerful force, taking the industry to new levels.” We’re in a season of unprecedented industry change, particularly when we look at faster payments. In August, the Federal Reserve announced the launch of FedNow, a round-the-clock, real-time payments and settlement service. For the first time in more […]
“While community banks could certainly benefit from the tax advantages credit unions have, we flourish despite them.” There’s something about September that inspires a focus on priorities. Maybe it’s a throwback to back-to-school, or perhaps I’m gearing up for the switch of seasons. But come September, I spend some time reflecting on where I stand […]