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Don’t be complacent about the unintended consequences of raising fees

If your performance improvement plan includes raising your overdraft fees in 2017, have you fully considered the potential income and compliance consequences tied to this move? Learn how providing value and reliable service with a reasonably priced, fully disclosed overdraft solution can benefit your bank or credit union. Higher fees will only decrease program usage and lower volume to actually lower your income.

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Safe Harbor in a Storm

By Cheryl Lawson, EVP-Compliance Review

Where do your account holders turn in a financial emergency?

When account holders are struggling to make ends meet and experience a temporary shortfall, they appreciate knowing that their financial institution has their back to help them pay their expenses. Learn how a fully-disclosed overdraft program can provide peace of mind to your account holders when they sail through temporary rough financial waters.

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Sound New Year’s Principles are Beneficial All Year Long

By Cheryl Lawson, EVP-Compliance Review

Fairness, Convenience and Compliance are the Benchmarks of Overdraft Protection

New statistics released by the Federal Reserve in December speak loudly to the growth in non-cash payments – nearly 90 billion transactions by check or credit card in 2015, or about 60% of all occurrences. The volume creates strong non-interest income opportunities for financial institutions, and highlights the need to add or adapt an overdraft protection program. Learn how a fully-disclosed program anchored in fairness, convenience and compliance can be a win-win for consumers and financial institutions. 

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CEO Onboarding: Setting the Stage for Success

Becoming CEO in our industry can be an anxious time for a new leader, as well as the staff that he or she is set to lead. No matter how much industry experience a person brings to the table, settling into a new leadership role requires learning a different set of procedures, stepping into a unique work environment, and establishing trust with a new board, staff and account holders. Learn how you can help set the stage for achieving success with your onboarding program. 

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Delivering a Great Customer Experience

In today’s competitive environment, a drop in service quality can have long-term negative implications. A disappointing experience can make an impact on your loyalty and retention stats and much more—the details of the slip up can go viral at the touch of an “enter” key. Learn how all employees can help strengthens customer satisfaction, long-term loyalty and new business opportunities.

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Categories: Articles
Unsolicited Vendor Offers: Are You Signing-Off or Signing Away?
By Kelly Flynn, National Director

Life’s daily demands can sometimes cause us to take short-term actions without fully considering the long-term consequences. At work, this can occur by getting too comfortable with routines, associates or legacy service providers. Learn how taking the proper time – and enlisting the help of external expertise when necessary – can help your institution reply appropriately to unexpected offers or contract renewals, and perhaps add to the bottom line for years to come.

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In an Uncertain World, Look for the Silver Lining

By Mark Roe, National Sales Director

There are a lot of circumstances that affect an institution's performance in today’s ever-changing environment, many of which are beyond your control. But there are plenty of ways to achieve better overall financial and account holder service results by taking a look at how your institution operates. Learn how an objective study of your processes and procedures can clarify areas for improvement and reveal a silver lining that can positively impact your bottom line.

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The Right Mix of Services Can Expand Your Bottom Line

By Mark Roe, National Director

As speed and convenience demands increase for transacting business with financial institutions, there is always a question of how you are going to meet those demands. Technology plays a key role is meeting these demands, knowing which technology is the right fit for your organization is not always easy.

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Are unchecked expenses reducing your potential?

3 KEY AREAS WHERE EXPENSE MANAGEMENT CAN MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE

By Mark Roe, National Director

As costs rise due to increased regulatory expectations and advancements in technology, on top of your convenient locations and skilled workforce, the prospect of expense reduction might seem daunting. If your financial institution is looking for ways to reduce expenses without jeopardizing your service quality these options could be the solution you are seeking.

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Four Tips for Acquiring Authentic Leadership

By Charles Shanley, SPHR, CFS

Maintaining account holder trust is essential in today’s competitive environment. But this can be more difficult when reports surface of ethical missteps at a major U.S. bank involving sales tactics that open millions of phony accounts in the names of unsuspecting consumers. Learn the four steps your institution can take to ensure you are hiring leadership candidates who will maintain the highest business standards, and build a culture of trust and transparency for your employees and account holders.

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Increase Savings and Income Potential Through the Power of Negotiation
By Kelly Flynn, National Sales Director

If you are struggling to reach or exceed your institution’s performance goals, maintaining a competitive advantage may be difficult when it comes to providing the mobile and online financial service options your account holders have come to expect. Learn how you can create income and savings opportunities by making informed decisions when contracting with a new product vendor or renewing a legacy service contract. The potential benefits can be significant.

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Disparate Impact Studies Especially Tough on Dynamic Matrix Systems

By Richard Miller, Executive Vice President

 

Regulators continue to scrutinize the impact that non-disclosed financial products and services have on consumers, financial institutions need to re-evaluate their eligibility parameters. If your current overdraft solution or courtesy pay program is undisclosed or its usage is based on a complicated matrix that unfairly impacts certain account holders, you could be at risk.  Learn how to alleviate compliance concerns and more.

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