Credit Unions

Building a Generation of Relationship Bankers: One Branch at a Time

By: Kyle Enger, Executive Vice President of Finagraph Small business remains one of the largest and most profitable client segments for banks. They provide low cost deposits, high-quality loans and offer numerous cross-selling opportunities. However, recent reports indicate that a majority more

Experian and Finagraph collaborate to deliver faster lending insights

Experian has announced a new agreement with Finagraph, a best-in-class automated financial intelligence tool provider, to provide the banking industry with software to evaluate small business financials faster. Loan automation is key in pulling together data in a meaningful manner and this more

Overdraft management that just makes sense for everyone

  Over the last several years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has, not so quietly, been actively pushing for changes in how banks decision applicants for new checking accounts.  Recent activity by the CFPB is accelerating the pace of this change for those more

Solar Financing – The current and future catalyst behind the booming residential solar market (Part II)

This is the second of a three-part blog series focused on the residential solar market looking at; 1) the history of solar technology, 2) current trends and financing mechanisms, and finally 3) overcoming market and regulatory challenges with Experian’s help. Lets discuss the current trends in more

“Don’t Stink” is a stinky customer experience strategy

Sometimes it’s easier to describe something as the opposite of something else.  Being “anti-” something can communicate something meaningful. Cultural movements in the past have taken on these monikers:  consider the “anti-establishment” or “anti-war” movements.  We all need more

2015 Mobile and Retail Banking Survey

There are two sides to every coin and in banking the question is often to you want to chase the depositor of that coin, or lend it out? Well the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold interest rates at record lows since the economic downturn gave the banks’ in the United States loan portfolios a more

Lessons from the Indy 500 for auto lenders

Living just outside of Indianapolis, I can tell you that the month of May is all about "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indy 500.  The four horsemen of the apocalypse could be in town, but if those horses are not sponsored by Andretti Racing or Pennzoil – forget about it.  This year the more

Ben Franklin - founding father, inventor, commercial fraud visionary?

On January 17th, we celebrated the 308th birthday of one of America's most famous founding fathers, Ben Franklin. I've been a lifelong fan of his after reading his biography while in middle school, and each year when his birthday rolls around I'm inspired to research him a bit more since there more

Case Study: Knowing When To Pull the Debt Collection Trigger

Contact information such as phone numbers and addresses are fundamental to being able to reach a debtor, but knowing when to reach out to the debtor is also a crucial factor impacting success or failure in getting payment. As referenced in the chart below, when a consumer enters the debtor more

4 essentials for customer lending limits and successful cross-selling

Last January, I published an article in the Credit Union Journal covering the trend among banks to return to portfolio growth. Over the year, the desire to return to portfolio growth and maximize customer relationships continues to be a strong focus, especially in mature credit markets, such as more