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Who Best Drives Payment Method Innovation?

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.

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Good Management Starts at the Top

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.”

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Think Before You Hit ‘Send’

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? 

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Ag Tech Transforms the Field for Today’s Farmers

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.

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Easing the Talent Search

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.

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