Banks and Credit Unions Are Losing to Fintech

Both banks and credit unions continue to lose market share to digital lending platforms that offer better user experience and more personalization. 
Fintech startups issued 38% of all US personal loans in 2018, while banks provided 28% and credit unions accounted for 21%, according to TransUnion. This is a significant change from 2013, when fintech startups issued only 5% of US personal loans, banks issued 40%, and credits unions 31%.

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Credit Union Digital Strategies Aren’t “Set and Forget”

Anyone involved in a technology field can tell you business technology is growing rapidly. What this means for companies is that they must update their technology in order to remain viable in their field of competition. “Set and forget” technologies, or technologies that are not designed to meet the constantly shifting expectations of modern technology, pose problems to potential company growth. In many cases, set and forget technologies can put companies years behind and create cost burdens to businesses. 

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Five Benefits When Adding Messaging to Your Banking Strategy

Digital transformation is a hot topic for leading financial institutions today. Luckily, most banks and credit unions are overcoming the pressure to adapt or become extinct. Rather, these banking institutions are steadily transforming into a digital era, with many now adding messaging to their omnichannel communication strategies.

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Why Conversational Messaging is a No-Brainer

Financial institutions are experiencing an evolution in terms of how they reach consumers across new mediums of communication. Many have followed the example of fintech companies like Paypal, Marcus, and Credit Karma by offering conversational banking for their customers. These leading fintech firms are creating new value and improved experiences with virtual agents and responsive text messaging.

The building out of these products demonstrates an growing demand for conversational messaging functionality. Here are a few key attributes driving this progress:

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Why Members Don’t Answer Your Calls

Despite the proven wins for financial institutions, not all credit unions are quick to adopt more efficient communication technology. Credit unions are often slower to offer their members 1-on-1 text messaging services or push SMS messaging even though it is the way members want to communicate.

Here are a few reason why credit unions should step it up when it comes to diversifying their digital conversational channels:

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