Cornerstone Commissioned Research

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Commissioned Research

Modular Banking: Delivering Innovation Without Touching the Core

An exploration of how mid-size banks and credit unions can leverage modular banking to compete with larger financial institutions and…

Embedded Fintech: How Mid-Size Financial Institutions Can Jumpstart New Product Innovation Through Fintech Partnerships

Ron Shevlin Says "Stop Installing Escalators on Horse Buggies"

Competing with Google Plex and the Digital Banks: How Community-Based Financial Institutions Can Regain Their Mojo

New research on the changing consumer behaviors and attitudes that threaten community-based FIs.

Migrating to the Cloud: Strategies for Mid-Size Financial Institutions

Only four in 10 mid-size financial institutions have invested in or deployed cloud computing. Learn the benefits of cloud migration…

Don’t Abandon Me: Reducing Friction in Online Account Opening with Digital Identity Verification

Industry trends in account origination, where abandonment occurs, and how to reduce friction with digital identity verification – to help…

2021 Mobile Deposit Benchmark Report

Fifth annual customer experience rankings for 20 top retail banks and credit unions

Americans’ Shadow Financial Lives

Learn how consumer behavior that evades observation affects incumbent financial institutions.

Digital Sales: Benchmarks & Best Practices for Financial Institutions

A mature digital sales process separates the leaders from the rest.

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