Capitalize on social payments

Social payments methods like Venmo and Cash App continue to grow in popularity, and the data is there to prove it, creating an opportunity to give customers what they want: 24/7 access to cashless, P2P and mobile transactions. So how do social payments fit in community banks’ long-term future?

Regtech’s role in risk management

From data automation to merger prep, regtech can provide myriad ways to aid risk management. Two community banks tell us how they’re taking advantage of this technology.

8 ways cloud banking can boost efficiency

Fewer IT costs, better data storage and greater resilience—moving to the cloud is no small feat, but the potential benefits to a community bank’s bottom line can be hard to ignore. We spoke to experts to get an overview of the savings that could be in store for banks.

How gamification can be a boon for community banks

Community banks are getting into the gamification business—and it’s been better for business. Introducing gaming elements into apps and company training tools can result in cost savings, increased customer loyalty, financial literacy and employee retention. Here’s how some community banks are winning with their gamified approach.

Technology your remote and hybrid employees need

Remote and hybrid working was once the exception but, for some community bank employees, it’s now the norm. What technology is needed to keep remote workers productive, connected and, most of all, engaged?

How to create a seamless core conversion

Making the switch to a new core technology provider can be a daunting task, since many core relationships last years, if not decades. Faced with several transitional issues, here’s how these community banks gained support from their new providers to adapt to the change.

Kathy Strasser of IncredibleBank

Can fintechs enhance your bank’s marketing campaign?

Customized, well-thought-out interactions—especially in the online banking space—are integral to wooing new customers and retaining existing ones. We asked several banking leaders how they’ve employed fintech to ramp up their marketing campaigns, hone their analytic strategies and gain new patrons in the process.

Now is a prime time for digital account opening

How Americans bank has been changing for years, including how they start their banking relationships. Offering the ability to open an account online can be one way to reach customers who are unable to join your community bank in person.