BankNews April 2015

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New White Paper: “Best Practices for Control and Management of Your Community Bank’s Information Technology”

September 1 – Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, now offers a free white paper, “Best Practices for Control and Management of Your Community Bank’s Information Technology” for download on its website.


Whitney Bank Releases Mobile Services for Commercial Online Banking

September 1 – Treasury Services clients at Whitney Bank, serving Louisiana and Texas, now can access online banking by using mobile devices.  Mobile banking offers commercial banking clients up-to-the-minute account information through iPhone and Android phones, plus the iPad tablet.


Top 3 Benefits of Bank-Focused Managed IT Services

Q: It’s getting increasingly difficult to find and keep experienced staff to help manage our financial institution’s IT needs. It’s like a revolving door—seems like as soon as we’re comfortable with an employee, they leave for a better offer. As the COO, I’m then stuck with their IT duties in addition to my own. But I’m having trouble getting other senior management’s buy-in for outsourcing to a managed services provider. How can I convince them that an MSP is the way to go?

Millennials Want More from Banking Apps

August 31 – Millennials are more much more likely than other consumers to want savings account rates, mortgage calculators and mortgage rate comparisons on their mobile banking apps, according to survey results released by bank data firm SNL Financial.


How Credit Union Members Use Mobile Banking Apps

August 31 – According to a recent Chase Bank survey, about one-third of Americans use mobile banking apps now more than they did a year ago. Not surprising, millennials are the heaviest users, with 67% of young adults reporting they regularly rely on their smartphones to monitor their finances. And 45% of Hispanics use mobile banking.


First Internet Bank Joins Wolters Kluwer AppOne Indirect Loan Origination Platform

August 31 – Wolters Kluwer Financial Services has announced First Internet Bank, a premier provider of online banking services nationwide, has joined the company’s AppOne indirect loan origination platform.


First Internet Bank Recognized Nationally for STEM Mentoring Efforts

August 31 – First Internet Bank announced it has been recognized as a finalist in the national 2015 US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards. The awards acknowledged organizations for exceptional work in inspiring youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. First Internet Bank was a finalist for the Excellence in Corporate Culture Award, which recognized national corporate partners as well as City Network corporate partners for promoting and supporting a culture of STEM volunteerism. Corporate Culture award recipients and finalists were evaluated in part by employee feedback as reported via the US2020 volunteer evaluation.


Wells Fargo Creates ‘Steps to Better Banking’

August 26 – Wells Fargo & Company has announced its ‘Steps to Better Banking’ initiative, which makes the experience of opening an account easier for the millions of consumers who choose a banking relationship with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo serves over 22 million retail bank households, and through May of this year, household growth was the strongest in four years, and primary consumer checking customers increased 5.6 percent year-over-year*.


What EMV and Tokenization Mean for Banks

By Bob Graham

August 25 – Clearly two of the biggest buzz words this year are EMV and tokenization. Although they are frequently talked about together, EMV and tokenization represent two different initiatives and present opportunities as well as challenges for banks. (more…)

BankMobile Launches BankMobile Technologies

August 25 – BankMobile, an online and mobile bank, has announced the launch of BankMobile Technologies. The new division will be headed by industry veterans Dan Armstrong, who will serve as chief digital officer, and Kirk Barrett, who will serve as chief technology officer.


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