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Happy New Year?

Millennials continue to consume everything in their path, oozing forward and outward like the Blob of sci-fi fame, sending trepidation into the hearts — and plans — of bankers and retailers alike. And with good reason.

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The Perks of SERPs

A supplemental executive retirement plan is a great way to solve both the issue of governmental limits and the ability to attract, retain and reward key talent. SERPs are typically designed to make up for the retirement income shortfall caused by limits and restrictions in qualified retirement plans.

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BUY YOUR DIRECTORY OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Millennials Leading in Digital Engagement with Financial Institutions

It's not surprising that the so-called "digital natives," young people aged 18 to 34, are taking up an ever-wider range of financial services on their smartphones and tablets, but the trend is accelerating.

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Commercial Lending Goes High Tech

With no physical branch structure sans its Wilmington, N.C., headquarters, Live Oak Bank is not your typical community bank – at least not by today’s expectations. The $475 million bank has taken the concept of banker mobility to new levels of reality.

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PayPal Closing In on Credit Cards

Small businesses ranked Visa/MasterCard as the top payment brand most supportive of small business, with PayPal and Square ranked second and third, respectively.

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Double-Dipping Through Mobile Checking

One of the fastest-growing tech trends has been remote deposit capture, but a recent study found 20 percent of financial institutions using mobile RDC have reported losses.

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Home Values Forecasted to Rise up to 5 Percent in 2015

Return of the 3 Percent Down Payment Announced by Fannie, Freddie

NACHA Seeks Comment on Same-Day ACH Proposal

Reaction Mixed to Proposed Changes to Dodd-Frank


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Small-Business Lending

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High-Tech Meets High-Touch


The United States reached another technological advancement this year: Smartphone penetration exceeded 50 percent of Americans — a majority of the U.S. population. Consequently, digital efforts are top of mind for most financial institutions. The bigger question for community banks is how to stand out in this evolving landscape. Read more>>