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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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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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Rates Were Supposed
to Be Higher By Now . . . Right?

For the better part of five years now, the world’s best economists have been predicting higher interest rates are dead ahead. Yet even with certain economic data suggesting an improving economy, interest rates have, largely, declined in 2014.

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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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New York Fed: Household Debt on the Rise

Traditional Banks Still Highly Popular with Consumers, According to Market Force Study

Bank of America Partners with Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to Raise $100 Million for Clean Cooking Solutions

Empowerment Awards Honors Two FIs for Programs Targeting Underbanked


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Iowa Bankers Community Betterment Award Winners

Each year, the Iowa Bankers Association presents its Community Betterment Awards to recognize Iowa banks that make a difference in their communities. Watch this video to see the winners of the 2014 Community Betterment Awards, featuring community projects by Iowa Falls State Bank and Wells Fargo Bank..

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Weighing the Impact of Nonbanks


October is turning out to be a momentous month for the financial system. The recent entry of two key players on the scene — Apple and Walmart — could prove disruptive to the industry. Read more>>