Make It Personal: Growing Your Bank Through Customer Relationships

Posted by Keith Twisdale


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

3 Ways to Attract and Retain Top Millennial Talent

Posted by David Acevedo


By 2025, Millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce. And, at some companies, like Accenture and Ernst & Young, they already account for 2/3 of the entire employee base. Is your financial institution a place where Millennials want to work?

Strong company culture is essential to attracting and retaining Millennial employees — especially in sales positions, where turnover is high and burnout happens all too regularly. A supportive and engaging work culture, empowered by an effective goals and incentive plan, should form the foundation of a sustainable, growth-driven sales strategy.

Here are the top three ways you can build a company culture that will attract and retain Millennial talent at your financial institution.

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, Goal and Incentive Plans, CRM

4 Ways a FinTech Solution Can Grow Revenue

Posted by David Acevedo


The financial industry continues to evolve as modern customers are forgoing in-branch interactions in favor of digitally-driven, tech-based banking options. This shift in behavior has left many banks scrambling to find new ways to generate profit and increase revenue.

Leveraging the power of a FinTech solution is an innovative way to combat the challenge of large online banks by improving customer experience and using data to point you toward where your institution is leaving revenue on the table. An integrated FinTech solution can impact sales, marketing, and service efforts, and ultimately, revenue. Here are four ways that a FinTech solution can help drive growth within your organization:

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, CRM, Customer Experience

7 Essential Components to an Effective Onboarding Program

Posted by Elyse Richmann

7 components of onboarding

The onboarding experience provides the first impression of a financial institution’s level of service — an impression that will persist throughout the entire customer’s lifecycle and set the stage for future growth. That is why an effective onboarding program is essential to retaining and growing relationships with your customers. In case you missed our most recent webinar, "The Art of Onboarding New Banking Customers" [watch now], here are the 7 essential components of an onboarding program:

1. Define Onboarding Scope

The first step to building a successful onboarding program is developing an onboarding and cross-selling communications framework that can achieve your institution’s growth goals. Establish goals for your onboarding program and ask key questions such as: How will you reach the customer? Who is your target customer group? These answers are essential for gaining a clear understanding of the scope of your onboarding program.

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, CRM

The Right Data to Grow Your Business

Posted by Elyse Richmann


How do you focus limited resources on those opportunities that will drive profitable growth in a competitive marketplace? How do you identify those opportunities within your customer base and within your market?

In today’s highly competitive financial marketplace, you need a competitive edge built on strong analytics, sound strategies, and well-executed tactics. Analytics becomes “actionlytics” when the right data is integrated with your marketing and sales strategy effectively to achieve desired results.

Let’s explore the top three elements that are key to equipping your team with the actionable data they need to grow your business.

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Topics: Profitability, Sales & Marketing, CRM, Customer Segmentation, Actionlytics