Community Banking

Growth Opportunity for Community Banks and Credit Unions in Small Business Lending

The Story: Although the pandemic brought many small businesses to community financial institutions through the PPP program, those same banks ...
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Banking

Small Business Owners Bullish About Business and Their Banking Relationships

Data from the National Federation of Independent Business finds small business owners more likely to look local when choosing a ...
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Banking

Millennials Favor Banks That Show Support for Local Communities

The Story:  Research from the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) finds that Millennials prefer banks that support local communities. Even ...
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Banking Podcast

Building Trust in Banking

In this special episode, Sean and Gina return to conversations about the fundamentals for financial institutions acting with trust and ...
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Banking

Believe In Banking Podcast: The Growth Edition

In the “Believe in Banking Podcast: The Growth Edition,” Sean and Gina discuss ways that banks and credit unions are ...
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Banking

Community Banks Boost Tech Budgets to Build Better CX

The Story: In 2022, community banks grew their technology budgets by an average of 11%, bringing the median yearly budget ...
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Banking

Vast Majority of Merger & Acquisition Deals in Banking are Between Community Banks

The Story: As M&A activity in banking soars, hitting its highest level in nearly 15 years, fresh data from the ...
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Banking

Strengthening Support for Black-Owned Banks

Investments in Black-owned financial institutions help reduce racial disparities and improve prospects of underbanked communities In a recent bylined article ...
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