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  • How banks, credit unions can prepare for fintech disruption

    Community banks and credit unions face more competition and disruption than ever before. In an interview for the eBook, Agile Bankers – How Community Banks are Addressing Disruption, Risk and Growth, Tom Bugielski, CEO of Republic Bank of Chicago, says, “The retail banking challenge that we face today is something…
  • Gartner analyst: Technology plans require focus on outcomes

    What will your bank or credit union look like in 15 or 20 years? Will there be tellers or even branches? What new products or services will be offered? Which services or products will become obsolete? These are common questions among financial institution executives, and the answers are critical for…
  • What is digital lending and how can community banks, credit unions benefit?

    Digital lending is the use of online technology to originate and renew loans in order to deliver faster and more efficient decisions. Many people know of non-bank digital lenders like Rocket Mortgage and Kabbage that market directly to consumers and businesses, but digital lending also encompasses activities of traditional financial…
  • 3 Electronic signature benefits for banks

    Implementing new technology can often be met with skepticism. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Just because it isn’t broken, per se, doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Take signatures, for example. It’s hard to comprehend something as simple as a signature can be an obstacle to a financial institution’s speed and…
  • Sageworks’ Martin: A better borrower experience is worth offering

    Banking leaders can look at the apps available in their own everyday lives to understand how small business and middle market borrowers’ expectations for speed, convenience and transparency have been shaped, according to Sageworks Vice President Steven Martin. Sageworks VP Steven Martin speaking at the Barlow…