Financial institutions vs. tech organizations
By Mark Coronna
Twenty years ago, payment innovation was driven by a combination of two large member organizations: Visa and American Express. A closer look at those two organizations reveals the internal dynamics that prove the larger banks drove innovation first; regional and community banks benefited after.
By Tom Bengtson
In “Bull by the Horns,” former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair notes morale at the agency increased dramatically under her leadership during the financial crisis, with it even being recognized as a “best place to work.”
By Christy Baker
We have all been there. A board reporting deadline looms and you are waiting on “Jacob” to provide his quarterly charge-off numbers. This really isn’t his M.O., as he normally has them to you in plenty of time. But you are down to the wire and send him a quick email asking for an update. Within seconds, you receive an “out of office” message stating he will be gone through the end of the week. WHAT?
By Justin Dullum
Editor’s Note: Growers Edge Financial, Johnston, Iowa, is carving a path as an innovator in melding financial technology into the ag sector. BankBeat, the sister publication of BankNews, spoke with Joe Young, its co-founder and president, about how these two worlds come together.
Tips for hiring managers
By Jim Murez
What steps can bank hiring managers take to help ensure they’ll have a pipeline of top talent ready to fill vacancies or cover expansions? Experts offered tips on what’s worked well for them.