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Making Marketing Strategic

How marketing can improve its strategic contribution in mid-size financial institutions

The Future-Ready Chief Lending Officer

How emerging technologies are shaping lending and shifting management priorities in community markets.

The Impact of the Platform Economy on Financial Services Marketing

Discover the three challenges financial institutions must overcome to achieve platform success.

The Inevitable Journey to the Cloud in Banking

A look at cloud computing adoption in banking, objections to cloud computing, and why a journey to the cloud is…

Digitizing Sales: How Digital Technologies Will Replace or Support Offline Sales

A successful digital sales strategy will require a shift in an institution’s culture from one that is underwriting-driven to one…

Point-Of-Sale: The New Battleground for Bank Marketers

Inbound and outbound marketing techniques often fail to engage consumers during the product researching, shopping and buying activities in which…

Fintech Adoption in the United States: The Opportunity for Banks and Credit Unions

Although many industry observers believe fintech startups will ultimately drive established institutions out of the market, there is an alternative…

The Lifetime Value of a Student Loan Relationship

Although the overall lifetime value of a student loan borrower depends on cross-sell success, over a 10-year period, one borrower…

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Financial Institution & Fintech Relationships: From Both Sides of the Table

Financial institutions and fintechs need to get past the "dreamy partnership" language and recognize that they're on different sides of…

Contract Negotiations: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

An in-depth look at the costs of renewing vendor contracts without knowledge of current market prices.

Successfully Executing a Merger of Equals

When two comparable banks join forces, the expectation is that they will take full advantage of the doubling in scale…

The Critical Transition to Vendor Performance and Cost Management

Traditional vendor management programs are focused on a documented due diligence process in the purchasing phase that includes a thorough…

The Power of Benchmarking

Earnings growth over the next several years will depend more on driving a disciplined approach to efficiency and performance management.

What’s Going On in Banking 2019: Is the Party Over?

Now in its sixth year, Cornerstone Advisors’ annual What’s Going On In Banking study surveys senior executives at community-based financial…

Cornerstone Performance Report for Credit Unions 2018 | 2019 Outlook

Extensive revenue, spending, staffing and performance benchmarks from a survey of 43 credit unions with assets of $400 million to $8 billion

10 Questions to Ask Before Making a Tech Investment

The data processing system market is in a state of flux. But despite the reality of product sunsetting, technology obsolescence…

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