Today's Links 10/01

Top link: ATM, Overdraft Fees Surge To Record Highs

  • Why should you care? Fees for using out-of-network ATMs rose 5% over the past year and are up 23% over the past five years, according to’s 17th annual checking survey. The average cost to consumers going outside their network is now $4.35 per transaction, a new high, and the eighth consecutive record-breaking year.

Stories of interest

Just for "I didn't even know that was a thing"

Today's Links 09/29

Top link: Redefining Analytics In Banking

  • Why should you care? Successful deployment of analytics means business process change. Some bankers–and a lot of vendors–need to stop thinking of analytics as some kind of panacea that’s going to magically improve marketing performance.

Stories of interest

Just for "I didn't even know that was a thing"

Today's Links 09/25

Top link: Smartphones Changing The Way Millennials Bank

  • Why should you care? The Millennial generation does everything with a snapshot—from clicking a picture for mobile or online purchases to doing their everyday banking. Financial institutions are responding by leveraging mobile camera functionality to simplify account opening, depositing checks, paying bills and more.

Stories of interest

Just because

Today's Links 09/24

Top link: Finding A Door Into Banking, Walmart Prepares To Offer Checking Accounts

  • Why should you care? Here comes Wal-Bank. After years of thwarted efforts to break into banking, Walmart is making its biggest foray yet into everyday financial services. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is teaming up with Green Dot, known for its prepaid payment cards, to supply checking accounts to almost anyone over 18 who passes an ID check.

Stories of interest

Today's Links 09/17

Top link: Happy Bankers, Mobile Bankers

  • Why should you care? Want to increase your financial institution’s satisfaction scores? Just get more consumers using your mobile banking platform. Four out of five consumers who use mobile banking apps say they are satisfied with their bank.

Stories of interest

Today's Links 09/16

Top link: #CUWCS 2014 Rewind

  • Why should you care? That's a wrap. The 5th annual CU Water Cooler Symposium has come to a close and, by all accounts, it was the best yet (once again). Thanks to everyone who attended, to all of our sponsors, to all of guest speakers, to all of our editors and to all of our organizers and volunteers. We couldn't do this without you! 

Stories of interest

Today's Links 09/03

Top link: Top 50 Worst Things To Say In The Workplace

  • Why should you care? Four hundred supervisors, managers, leaders and front line staff from various industries in six states and ten countries were asked to share statements they made, or heard others communicate that were considered untactful and made others defensive.

Stories of interest