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Deposit growth is not what it used to be. Not only is the U.S. population growing at a slow rate at just under 2 percent annually, it’s also getting more white hair. In most American counties, younger folks are not expected to replace aging residents, and they are packing up and taking their population growth […]
The team at PRI enjoyed meeting so many of you at the state banking conventions in September! It was a busy month as we crisscrossed the country to attend seven different conventions. These events offer a wonderful opportunity to connect directly with community bankers and others in the industry. An overarching theme we heard in […]
There is no doubt that the importance of digital banking continues to rise. Digital technology such as the responsive design of websites, both informational and transactional, is now required and demanded by the customer.
While a current group of experts is loudly touting the importance of financial technology, or fintech, community institutions must evaluate for themselves whether it is really the end-all, be-all to running their organizations. They also should ask whether fintech is vital to competing with large FIs and, if so, whether any data processing company in […]
As the article title insinuates, there are many examples of the two sides of any interchange story – sale vs. purchase, interchange paid vs. interchange earned (aka acquiring vs. issuing OR expense vs. income), SIG vs. PIN, card-present vs. card-not-present. The list is nearly infinite. For our purposes though, let’s focus on an age-old example of the two basic sides to every story.
Many financial institutions provide ATMs at each branch location because that’s the way it’s always been done. However, is this profitable for the financial institution and how would you know? ATMs first appeared in the late 1960s, and by 2015, there were nearly 3.5 million ATMs installed worldwide, according to the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA). They […]