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Mythbusting Digital Lending

What’s true, what’s not and what’s next.

By Alaina Webster, Managing Editor

Chris Rentner, director of digital lending for Velocity Solutions, LLC and founder and former CEO of Akouba, remembers a time when digital lending for banks seemed like a pipe dream.

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Farmonomics: Educating Young Ag Producers Creates Better Customers Down the Road

By Alaina Webster, Managing Editor

“I’m always amazed — a lot of kids come out of college, and they don’t understand balance sheets, income statements, cash flows, sensitivity analyses like they should, and it’s like, you’re going to run a business that depends on that stuff.”

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Majority of Individuals Who Don’t Bank Locally Cite Lack of Branches, ATMs

Among individuals who would not consider opening a checking account with a local financial institution, the top reason given (56 percent) is limited branch and ATM locations.

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Four Ways Biometrics Could Change the In-Branch Banking Experience

By Philippe Benitez

Biometric technologies are here to stay. That much is evident, thanks to consumers’ avid adoption of mobile devices and everyday applications that leverage fingerprint identification, facial recognition and other modalities that already extend into the mobile banking realm. As that tech diffuses into other parts of daily life and business, including airports, automobiles and commerce, it’s worth considering how it might transform bank branches, one of the last bastions left relatively untouched by the digital revolution.

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Seeing Yourself at the Table

Why representation matters for women in banking.

By Alaina Webster, Managing Editor

Women in positions of authority isn’t a new idea. Or to rephrase, a woman, singular, in a position of authority isn’t a new idea. However, multiple women in charge, perhaps even a higher number of women than men, that’s taking some getting used to. As women demand more — an equal number of — seats at the table, it’s clear they will have to rely on one another to get there.

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