Issues : Growth

Article | September 24th, 2021

Three Steps to Building a Post-Pandemic Payments Strategy

Community banks can take three steps to jumpstart a digital payments strategy that ensures their place in customers’ primary transactional relationship.

By: Kelly Payne
Article | August 31st, 2021

How Banks Can Leverage Niche With M&A

Banks can look to a niche strategy for fresh opportunities that increase customer lifetime value and fuel sustainable growth.

By: Allison Netzer
Article | August 13th, 2021

Meeting Customer Demand for Bitcoin

Community banks could be the natural nexus for customers searching for bitcoin products — if bank leaders capitalize on the opportunity, according to a market report sponsored by NYDIG.

By: Bank Director Staff Writer
Article | August 9th, 2021

The Unbankey Bank: Coastal Financial’s Evolution

A $2 billion community bank is going all in on banking-as-a-service, which is driving above average returns for the industry.

By: Erika Bailey, FinXTech research analyst
Article | August 5th, 2021

Four Ways Banks Can Cater to Generational Trends

Banks need to develop strategies for drawing in younger customers while also continuing to serve their existing customer base.

By: Nelly Montoya, Brandon Hollis
Article | June 25th, 2021

Tailor Innovation With Fintech, Bank Collaborations

Community banks can create practical, powerful digital tools that benefit their one-of-a-kind customer base through fintech collaborations.

By: Nathan Baumeister
Article | June 18th, 2021

Small Business Checking, Repositioned

In part two of our look at small business checking, we explore the three crucial components business owners need in their accounts that many current offerings lack.

By: Gabe Trevino
Article | June 4th, 2021

The Community Bank Advantage to Helping Small Businesses Recover

Business owners are searching for trusted financial partners that use technology to make things easy and convenient, but are available to talk in their moments of need.

By: Pat True
Article | May 25th, 2021

Reimagining Small Business Checking

Banks looking to prioritize their small business customers should start with a simple question: What do they need from their bank to make meaningful progress in their business?

By: Gabe Trevino
Article | May 24th, 2021

2020’s Growth All-Stars

A record year for mortgages fueled the fastest-growing banks — but one surprising business line is expanding its value for two institutions.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director