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A banking blog that answers the industry's top questions and problems.

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4 Things Community Banks are Lacking in Today's Tech World

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Sean De Visser

Technology continues to progress faster than in past years. Today it only takes computers 12 to 18 months to double their capabilities. With this fast pace of technological developments, each succeeding generation is becoming more and more tech savvy. In fact, many banks are preparing now to provide the digital accommodations Gen Zers seek.

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5 Solid Reasons You Should Attend the FPS GOLD Directions Conference

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Sean De Visser

Directions is FPS GOLD's annual user group conference where clients come together to learn about new and existing products, network with others, and spend time with their FPS GOLD account managers. We believe that Directions provides an experience that is well worth the investment. You won’t want to miss it. Here are five of the awesome things you can expect to get out of Directions.

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5 Effective Tips to Increase Deposits

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Sean De Visser

Do global financial institutions (FIs) have a problem in terms of the number of deposits they're receiving?

Here are a couple of statistics to ponder. First, even during a strong economy, bank deposits dropped 2.9 percent in the second quarter of 2018.

Second, in the fall of 2018, the financial industry's ratio of loans to core deposits (which excludes brokered deposits, time deposits, and certificates of deposit) was 90 percent. In other words, 90 percent of deposited dollars are on loan.

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