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Mobile Wallet Promises Big Payoff
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April 4, 2012

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Mobile Wallet Promises Big Payoff

By Michael Scheibach, Executive Editor, BankNews 

Expand your mobile banking services. Strengthen your brand. Broaden your customer base. Differentiate your bank from the competition. And, even more important, create new revenue opportunities. These are among the potential benefits of the e-wallet, a much-anticipated smartphone packed with a multitude of banking and payments solutions. Read more>>  
Lowest Ever Lending Cost for Banks, Market Rates Insight Says
The latest analysis from Market Rates Insight shows that interest expense banks are paying for retail funds is now the lowest ever. In 2011, banks paid an average of 16 cents in interest expense on deposits for every $1 they earned in interest on loans. Conversely, in 2007, prior to the last recession, banks paid an average of 51 cents in interest expense on deposits for every $1 they earned as interest on loans. Read more>>
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The Federal Reserve Board has requested comment on a proposed amendment to the board's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued Feb. 11, 2011, to establish requirements for determining whether a company is "predominantly engaged in financial activities." Read more>>
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Is your organization positioned to embrace and benefit from the latest advances in social media? Like it or not, social media is a part of 21st century culture and the lines between personal and business online networking are becoming less distinct every day. But as with every form of communication, there are right ways and wrong ways to utilize social networking. Click here to register.

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Unplanned and unscheduled events happen all the time. But if the unplanned event is a tornado, an explosion, or workplace violence such as a shooting, the event can cause havoc to you, your company, your employees, and your community. Click here to register.

Video: The Strength and Benefits of Community Banks
UtahLocalMotive Utah created this video presentation about community banking. Several Utah bank employees were interviewed for this project..

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Interest Rates Increasing in Six States
The latest analysis from Market Rates Insight shows that six states had an increase in interest rates of long-term CDs in contrast to declining or flat CD rates in all other states, and despite a decline of 4 basis points in the national average interest rates on CDs. The most notable increased in the 1st quarter of 2012 was observed in Illinois, which had an increase of 8 basis points in the five-year CD to an annual percentage yield of 1.19 percent, and 6 basis points increase in the four-year CD to an annual percentage yield of 0.88 percent. Read more>>
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Customers Willing to Pay as Much as $11 Per Month for Mobile Banking
ath Power Consulting, an industry leader in financial services research and customer experience strategy development, has released "The ath Power 2012 Mobile Banking Study." Key findings revealed that banks are not adequately promoting their mobile banking offerings, and that remote deposit capture is the missing feature most sought by customers. The national study ranked customer satisfaction with today's mobile banking offerings, and USAA earned the top spot with 73 percent of its users claiming high satisfaction. Read more>>
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