Today's Links 09/07

Top link: TED Talk: Don Tapscott On How The Blockchain Is Changing Money And Business

  • Why should you care? From TED, "What is the blockchain? If you don't know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don Tapscott is here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government and society."

Stories of interest

Posted on September 7, 2016 .

Today's Links 07/14

Top link: NCUA: An Agency at the Crossroads... Part IV

  • Why should you care? From Jim Blaine, "First, we set out in Part I to try to answer two or three questions: 1) Is NCUA worth fighting for?, 2) Is the NCUA Board up to the task of reforming the agency?, and 3) How can you demonstrate that the Agency needs a diaper change—and not from "the bottom" up!?"

Stories of interest

Just because

Posted on July 14, 2016 .

Today's Links 05/31

Top link: Banking On Digital Simplicity

  • Why should you care? From Jeffry Pilcher on The Financial Brand, "To survive the litany of unrelenting challenges facing the banking industry, financial institutions must urgently pursue a strategy built around digital simplicity."

Stories of interest

Posted on May 31, 2016 .

Today's Links 05/11

Top link: Think Empathy and Innovation

  • Why should you care? From Tim McAlpine on the CU Water Cooler, "Trevor (not his real name) is a 31-year-old med school graduate with over $500,000 in student loans. He just moved home with his Mom in San Diego while he tries to find a residency to further his medical training. But, just like half of the med school grads in the United States this year, he's been unable to find a hospital to take him on."

Stories of interest

Posted on May 11, 2016 .

Today's Links 04/08

Top link: Future of Banking: Talk Is Cheap

  • Why should you care? From Jim Marous on The Financial Brand, "In an industry where discussion about the future is never lacking, it is time to stop talking and make the commitment and investment necessary to improve the basics of the customer experience across all channels."

Stories of interest

Posted on April 8, 2016 .

Today's Links 03/28

Top link: Homeownership Increasingly Difficult For Average Americans

  • Why should you care? From Fortune, "Home prices are rising faster than wages in most of the United States, making homeownership increasingly difficult for average Americans in some of the most populous areas of the country, according to a report released on Thursday."

Stories of interest

Posted on March 28, 2016 .

Today's Links 03/08

Top link: There’s More To Marketing, Than Marketing To Millennials

  • Why should you care? By Bryan Clagett on CUinsight, "Not a day goes by that I don’t read an article about the importance of millennials to the financial services industry. It seems like plenty of credit union executives are mesmerized by them and hopeful that chasing them like a wolf that smells fresh blood, will woe them in the doors."

Stories of interest

Posted on March 8, 2016 .

Today's Links 03/04

Top link: It’s Time To Stop Treating Millennials As A Single Segment

  • Why should you care? By Ron Shevlin on The Financial Brand, "A day doesn’t pass that I don’t come across a study lecturing me about how Millennials are different from other consumers. 'Millennials are thrifty,' 'Millennials crave convenience,' 'Millennials want financial providers that are authentic,' blah blah blah."

Stories of interest

Posted on March 4, 2016 .

Today's Links 02/24

Top link: It’s Time to Stop the Financial Marketing Insanity

  • Why should you care? By Jim Marous on The Financial Brand, "The 2016 Financial Marketing Trends Report reveals that bank and credit union marketing strategies, priorities and budget allocations are stuck in neutral."

Stories of interest

Posted on February 24, 2016 .

Today's Links 02/17

Top link: What Facebook Knows About Marketing Banking Services to Millennials

  • Why should you care? By Jeffry Pilcher on The Financial Brand, "Here are four key financial marketing insights Facebook uncovered by mining thousands of conversations among its Millennial users."

Stories of interest

Posted on February 17, 2016 .