Post Tagged with: "Community Bank"

Smaller Banks Not Sweating EMV Liability Shift

Smaller Banks Not Sweating EMV Liability Shift

by August 22, 2014 at 10:50 am 2 comments

Community banks are taking a more “calculated” approach as the EMV liability deadline approaches.

Loyalty Program Provider Fisoc Raises $5 Million in C-Series Funding

by December 28, 2012 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Fisoc, a provider of merchant loyalty programs, closed its C-Series Round of funding, netting $5 million, on December 21. The Austin, Texas-based company raised $4.3 million earlier this year. The company develops tools for the social media space that lets financial institutions offer loyalty programs to their customers via itsRead More

MercBank Offers Template for Community Banking Aimed at Gen Y

MercBank Offers Template for Community Banking Aimed at Gen Y

by November 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

Are the young people in Gen Y a “hard to get” demographic for banks? Not for the Mercantile Bank of Michigan, says CIO John Schulte. Mercantile Bank is based in Grand Rapids, Mich., and has assets of $1.4 billion. Informally known as MercBank, Mercantile Bank of Michigan offers a unique windowRead More

Do You Love Your Bank? Wag Bank Customers Love Theirs

Do You Love Your Bank? Wag Bank Customers Love Theirs

by October 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm 1 comment

Three years ago Jeff Stephens was depressed. As the head of a marketing consultancy with a focus on the financial sector, he was confronted day after day with bank customer indifference and apathy. As Stephens told Bank Innovation, “People would just say, ‘It is what it is.’” So when StephensRead More

300,000 Community Banking Consumers Paid $55 Million in Interest from Kasasa Accounts

by August 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

OVER 300,000 COMMUNITY BANKING CONSUMERS PAID $55 MILLION IN INTEREST FROM KASASA ACCOUNTS New Way Of Banking Locally Taking Nation By Storm AUSTIN — July 31, 2012 — Kasasa® (www.Kasasa.com), a national brand of free checking and savings accounts that pay consumers to bank, reached a milestone this month havingRead More

Brand First, Banking Second

by October 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm 2 comments

Indifference. That’s the prevailing feeling consumers have toward their banks. At least that’s how Jeff Stephens, chief executive of financial services branding consultancy Creative Brand Communications Inc., feels. “For the longest time, the biggest challenge for FI is apathy,” Stephens tells Bank Innovation. “By and large, consumers are entirely indifferent toRead More