November 17 – D3 Banking, an innovator in data-driven digital banking, has announced that First Tennessee Bank has successfully gone live on its digital banking platform, migrating nearly 500,000 digital customers. The platform will help the bank reduce cost and complexity, offer a consistent, personalized experience to their customers and create new and innovative services in a state-of-the-art digital environment.
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August 19 – It’s a triple play for BBVA Compass’ mobile app, which was honored with the 2016 Javelin Mobile Banking Leader award for Functionality for the third consecutive year in Javelin Strategy & Research’s Mobile Banking Financial Institution Scorecard. BBVA Compass was also named a Leader in Most Comprehensive Alerts category for the first time.
By Bill Poquette
The year was 1901, 115 years ago. BankNews emerged as The Southwestern Banker, “A monthly banking journal devoted to the interests of bankers in the Southwest.” That publication subsequently morphed into the Trans-Mississippi Banker and Investor in 1916 and the Trans-Mississippi Banker in 1920 before the current name was adopted in 1928.
By Bill Poquette
Bankers do many good things in their communities besides keeping depositors’ money safe and lending for homes, cars and businesses. This is not news, but it has become increasingly clear to me recently as I read proofs of state association magazines for which BankNews Media handles advertising and production.
August 14 – Jean R. Hale, chairman, president, and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp, Inc., has announced that Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. has been recognized by Forbes magazine for the second consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.” Community Trust was ranked second in the “Small Cap” category ($250 million to $1 billion).
March 13 – First Internet Bank of Indiana, a premier provider of online banking services nationwide, has exceeded $1 billion in assets.
October 2 – In the wake of cardholder data breaches at merchants like Target and Home Depot, First Tennessee Bank will soon introduce chip cards, which provide greater security for consumers. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, giving a sharper focus to the bank’s efforts to protect customers. First Tennessee is a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN).
Jan 28 – Building on its success outside its home state, First Tennessee Bank has opened an office in Jacksonville, Fla. The move continues the growth of the bank’s Mid-Atlantic Region, which is led by President John Fox and includes the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and now the North Florida markets. First Tennessee is a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN).
Aug 6 – As part of its commitment to customer service, First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, has developed an additional resource to help customers understand fees and features associated with checking accounts. The new Account Service Fee Guide consolidates checking account information into an easy-to-use format that incorporates industry guidelines recommended by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public policy organization. First Tennessee Bank is a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN).
June 6 – First Tennessee will name its wealth management business FTB Advisors to raise the profile of an important, growing part of what the company offers customers. The name change signals that First Tennessee, a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN), offers high-level investment expertise in addition to traditional banking services.