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Three Ways to Rebuild Financial Institution Operations in 2021

Posted by Jesse McGannon on May 25, 2021 9:02:00 AM

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Over the last year, chaotic disruptions have upended traditional operating models at financial institutions (FIs) worldwide, and many are only now stepping back from "fire drill" mode. As for the leaders of these institutions, their task is to now scale up and rebuild operating models - ones adapted to their current (and future) post-pandemic environment.

After a period of such intense disruption, here are three ways to check and double-check the blueprint when rebuilding an FI's business models.

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Topics: Bank Vendor Management, Credit Union Vendor Management, Banking Operations, Process Optimization

Major Mergers Signal Surge of Regional Bank Consolidations

Posted by Myron Schwarcz on May 19, 2021 11:15:00 AM

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Though the pandemic caused a slowdown in banking industry consolidations, a recent surge of M&A activity is already breaking records. New data published by S&P Global shows M&A transactions delayed by the pandemic are not only pent-up in numbers, but they’re also getting bigger - extending to regional and super-regional banks holding $10 billion to $1 trillion in assets.

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Topics: Banking M&A, Bank Merger Strategy, Consolidation Advice, Credit Union Combination

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Take the Global Payments Stage | Defining the Crypto Role for Banks and Credit Unions

Posted by Larry Pruss on May 2, 2021 8:15:00 AM

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Bitcoin’s value - which has doubled in 2021 - continues to generate headlines but, behind the scenes, something even more significant for banking, as we know it, is happening. Central bank digital currencies are now emerging from experimental trials, disrupting the norm, to take a leading role on the global payments stage.

As for banks and credit unions, we recommend researching and rehearsing your crypto lines (of business) for showtime.

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Topics: Payments, DeFi, Disruptors, CBDCs, Central Bank Digital Currencies, Cryptocurrencies

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