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Rethinking normal with electronic signatures- The key to lending adaptability

Rethinking normal with electronic signatures- The key to lending adaptability

SPONSORED | While many financial institutions have been thinking about implementing electronic signatures and incorporating them into the lending workflow, the pandemic has hastened its urgency—electronic signatures are no longer a “nice-to-have,” they’re a necessity.

4 entrepreneurs who leaned on community banks

4 entrepreneurs who leaned on community banks

Big dreams sometimes need a bit of help. Here, four enterprising business owners share how their community banks have guided them through thick and thin—building deep, lasting relationships along the way. By Roshan McArthur A bigger piece of the pie Amanda Wilbanks, Southern Baked Pie Company, Gainesville, Ga. Amanda Wilbanks founded what is now the […]

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Building a better beach community

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank in Sanibel, Fla., won an award because of its commitment to fueling the growth of its coastal community. By William Atkinson For the past 17 years, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has served families and businesses of Lee County, Florida. The bank was originally created to serve those on the Sanibel and […]

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10 mobile lending UX best practices

The easier and more intuitive your mobile lending platform is to use, the more high-quality loan applications you’ll receive. By Elizabeth Judd If an outstanding user experience for mobile lending platforms were not already a holy grail for community bankers, it’s certainly become one as they consider how to do business in a world gripped by COVID-19. […]

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Who made ICBA’s 2020 Top Lenders list?

There’s no doubt that 2019 looked very different than 2020 in all areas of life, and community banking was no exception. But our top lenders’ exceptional performance last year has set them up for success even in a time of turmoil. Read on to meet the year’s most successful loan producers in the agriculture, commercial […]

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LIBOR: What are your options after it ends?

As LIBOR’s retirement approaches, here’s what community banks can do now to prepare for the switch, even if they haven’t settled on which index they plan to use. By Katie Kuehner-Hebert The retirement of the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, is fast approaching. Community banks that use LIBOR to price certain loans should be […]

COVID-19’s ripple effect on lending

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped daily life, including how community banks and their business customers interact. It’s precisely because of the crucial role they play in their communities that community banks have stepped up to aid customers, provide financial relief and continue to make loans during this uncertain time.  By Beth Mattson-Teig Community bankers are […]

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