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Evaluating Technology Partners: Why Support Should Top Your List

Evaluating Technology Partners: Why Support Should Top Your List

October 17, 2019

Banks and credit unions across the nation are running full speed to partner with tech vendors to satisfy increasing customer demands, from digital banking to better customer experiences. Be wary of those that stop support upon delivery. 

Is Your Branch Staff Engaged?

Is Your Branch Staff Engaged?

September 9, 2019

In a recent survey from Celent, it was concluded that while consumers may not visit the branch often, when they do, their experience is critically important. In fact, a poor branch experience is the single biggest motivator for switching banks. And it’s not just Boomers. Forty-three percent of Millennials expressed the same sentiment. 

Deep Selling to Grow Deposits & Improve the Customer Experience

Deep Selling to Grow Deposits & Improve the Customer Experience

August 22, 2019

Cross selling has certainly gained a negative connotation over the past few years, and with good reason. In order for consumers and small businesses to develop trust and establish a long-term relationship with a bank, they must have confidence that their banker is focused on helping them and improving their financial condition. Cross selling often puts the bank’s priorities first, rather than the consumer.

Forget the Branch vs. Digital Banking Debate!  It’s About Customer Experience.

Forget the Branch vs. Digital Banking Debate!  It’s About Customer Experience.

August 9, 2019

The industry is all too familiar with the back and forth debate over branch vs. digital banking. In fact, it’s impossible not to read about it when picking up any trade journal or perusing through your LinkedIn feed: Do customers prefer to conduct their banking online or in person? With mobile banking surging, are branches still relevant?

Deep Selling vs Cross Selling: How Banks are Using AI and Analytics

Deep Selling vs Cross Selling: How Banks are Using AI and Analytics

March 9, 2018

CBA Live 2018.  Join Dennis Devine of KeyBank, Bill Hippensteel of Commerce Bank, and George Noga of Ignite Sales, Inc. Tuesday March 13th at 9:20am You’ll learn the differences between deep selling and cross selling and how to engage and meet customers’ needs in the new digital world using AI machine learning.

Three biggest mistakes in Retail Banking… and how to fix them

Three biggest mistakes in Retail Banking… and how to fix them

March 23, 2017

As the evolution of financial services accelerates at a relatively rapid pace, retail bankers are challenged to understand that the banking practices and performance that have been satisfactory for decades will not be acceptable going forward.  Customers know more, expect more and are far less loyal to a particular bank brand than ever before.  Driven by these facts, virtually every bank is assessing how they need to change and are in varying stages of developing and executing revised growth strategies.

The Cross-Selling Conundrum: Is There a Solution?

The Cross-Selling Conundrum: Is There a Solution?

October 25, 2016

With so much drama and tension surrounding cross-selling in the banking industry, how should banks properly respond? The answer isn’t as complex as you’d think. Learn:

  • The negative implications of reactively eliminating cross-selling
  • How to improve customer and employee retention
  • Ideas on how correctly cross-selling actually helps banks sustain compliance
Ensuring Compliant Customer Engagement from “hello”

Ensuring Compliant Customer Engagement from “hello”

September 25, 2016

In light of the current events on wrongful account openings, wouldn’t it be great if bankers could have a consistent and compliant conversation with every customer; and know with confidence they are helping each customer improve their financial life? A customer engagement platform that provides documented, compliant, dynamic sales dialogs will ensure customers’ needs are met in a transparent and compliant manner.

Here are three facets to Brilliant and Compliant customer engagement.

What is Customer Engagement Management? Retail Banks Need It Now!

What is Customer Engagement Management? Retail Banks Need It Now!

July 12, 2016 Technology

The survival of every bank in the US will ultimately depend on how well they engage with customers at every point of interaction, especially through digital channels. Consumer engagement technologies play a critical role for financial institutions in meeting customer needs and expectations.

Central Bank & Ignite Sales to Present Success Story at Bank Director’s - Growing The Bank

Central Bank & Ignite Sales to Present Success Story at Bank Director’s - Growing The Bank

May 23, 2016 Bank Director

Hear Dan Westhues and Julie Hamrick present Central Bank’s success of integrating sales and marketing for organic growth and greater customer loyalty using the Ignite service