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Keith Twisdale

National Sale Representative and Relationship Builder at 360 View CRM. You can find me sharing best practice expertise on CRM and demonstrating our awesome system to banks and credit unions all over the USA. When not on the phone or traveling to a prospect, I can be found hanging out with the “Fam”.
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How Universal Bankers Break the Silo Culture

Posted by Keith Twisdale

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“Silos of expertise.” “Working in silos.” Given how often we use “silo,” most of us should be walking around with hayseeds perpetually stuck in our teeth. For banks and credit unions, however, silos are disappearing fast. Technology and changing customer demands drive financial institutions to address the isolation that lies at the heart of “silo” culture with new solutions. The “universal banker,” also known as a “universal teller,” has emerged in recent years as a critical linchpin to help financial institutions connect a customer’s mobile, online and in-branch banking experience.

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Topics: CRM, Customer Experience

Why a CRM Makes Sense in 2018

Posted by Keith Twisdale

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When it comes to keeping track of current and potential customers, many banks and credit unions have yet to consider a CRM solution. That runs counter to the predicted trajectory of the industry. A PWC report reveals that while 61 percent of bankers consider a customer-centric business model to be very important, less than 20 percent are very prepared for it. Bankers must proactively seek out new tools to build the industry’s more customer-focused business model.

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Topics: CRM, Customer Experience

Make It Personal: Growing Your Bank Through Customer Relationships

Posted by Keith Twisdale

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In today’s financial market, growth is your top priority — and your biggest challenge. Often a company’s first instinct is to build more products or offer more services that can generate revenue. However, if those efforts are not born out of serving a real customer need, they will be in vain.

Your customers are searching for financial institutions that don’t just satisfy their product and service needs, but prove that they truly understand them, their personal motivations and needs.  In other words, your customers want to feel known. If you are a community bank or credit union, that is probably one of the major reasons they chose to open an account with you (as opposed to a larger bank) in the first place.

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, CRM, Customer Experience

Why Your Customers Want You to Have a Strategy

Posted by Keith Twisdale

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When it comes to your customers, “strategy” can sometimes be misconstrued as a negative or deceptive approach, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a strategy in place isn’t about convincing customers they need something they don’t; it’s about equipping your organization to meet customer’s real needs with the right service at the right time.

Research has shown that companies who skillfully manage and execute customer experience strategies reap enormous rewards. They achieve higher customer satisfaction, reduced churn, increased revenue, and more.

Maximizing revenue and creating a loyal customer base revolves around strong customer engagement. But you can’t just expect customer satisfaction; you have to proactively plan for it. You need a game plan in place for helping serve customers better — and they would agree.

Here’s why.

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, CRM, Customer Experience

A Scalable Strategy for Treating Customers Like Family

Posted by Keith Twisdale

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Does your bank’s value proposition sound something like this? “We have great relationships with our customers. We treat them like family: We know their names, their kids’ names and their birthdays.”

If so, congratulations — that’s no small feat! You’re likely building loyal customers and brand advocates that will help you grow your business and maximize your bottom line. But what happens when you expand past the point of being able to know every single one of your customers?

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Topics: Profitability, Sales & Marketing, Customer Experience