Lead Bank gets at the heart of the community banking mission
By Cara Roberts Murez
In the 14 years since the Rowland family became majority owners of Garden City Bank in a small Missouri farming town, they’ve worked to transform it. The result is the strategically renamed Lead Bank, which has fintech collaborations, two new branches in more populous locations, and a way of doing business that fits its leadership’s cause-oriented worldview and the community around them.
By Bryan Ridgway
Industry pessimists continue to predict that the rise of digital banking will lead to the demise of financial institution branches. Important statistics, however, paint a different picture. Many institutions are actively opening or plan to open new branch locations, and many customers continue to prefer the face-to-face interactions offered at their local bank branches.
By Carrie Nelson
Banks continue to prioritize digital when planning and creating budgets for the future. While almost all banks are now putting serious consideration into digital, the most successful institutions are realizing that digital is not just an experience on a device but rather a strategy that must be promoted and adopted across the organization.
By Tom Bengtson, Publisher
An entrepreneur is someone who surveys the landscape, looks for things that could be improved, and acts toward that improvement. Entrepreneurship, at its essence, is problem-solving.
Robotic process automation offers many benefits for financial institutions, but you need to prepare before you jump in.
By Jason Chorlins and Roberto Valdez
Robotic process automation (RPA) is quickly
being adopted in the banking industry, trickling down from the biggest players
to community banks and online-only startups whose customers may not have
traditional accounts. Before you dive in, gain a better understanding of the
many ways bots are being used in banking, the future potential, and the implementation
considerations you shouldn’t overlook.