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 .

Today's Links 02/15

Top link: The Power Of Location-Based Offers In Banking

  • Why should you care? By Jim Marous on The Financial Brand, "The increasing use of mobile devices, ability to gather and analyze consumer data and advances in location technologies are providing new opportunities for retail banking."

Stories of interest

For fun

Posted on February 15, 2016 .

Today's Links 02/01

Top link: Why Consumers Still Prefer Branches — Even In Today’s Mobile Market

  • Why should you care? By Mike Lawson on CUbroadcast, "A study from US Bank—yes, a bank, I know—showed that consumers still prefer branches. Wait, what? Aren't branches supposed to be dead—especially in our uber-mobile world? Well, not so fast because 80% of the study's respondents say they prefer to work with a live human being instead of a virtual one."

Stories of interest

Posted on February 1, 2016 .

Today's Links 01/26

Top link: The Fresno Drop

  • Why should you care? By Nate Berg on 99% Invisible, "In September 1958, Bank of America began an experiment—one that would have far reaching effects on our lives and on the economy. After careful consideration, they decided to conduct this experiment in Fresno, California. The presumption was that no one was paying much attention to Fresno, so if the plan failed, it wouldn’t get a lot of media attention."

Stories of interest

Posted on January 26, 2016 .