BAI Banking Strategies podcast

A weekly podcast that focuses on the key issues impacting financial services leaders. It brings you objective opinions and actionable insights that will help you make smart decisions. Hosted by BAI managing editor Terry Badger.

Terry Badger
Oct 4, 2022

Vijay Balasubramuniyan from Pindrop joins us to talk about deep fakes and how this technology is impacting the world of banking.

Compliance, so often followed by the rulebook, also needs a playbook: one that gets everyone on board, from the C-suite to the front-line employees who deal with customers.

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While it’s tempting to break up customers by their particular age demographics, it can also overlook those crucial elements that unite consumers across all generations.

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The key to nurturing employee commitment goes far beyond the corporate mission statement or the latest C-suite buzzwords.

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The Internet was in its nascent stages of public use in 1999–a time well before iPhones, apps and mobile banking.

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Whether it’s through the use of chatbots and predictive analytics, or taking compliance and fraud fighting to the next level, artificial intelligence promises to change every aspect of banking like nothing else before it.

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The oft-debated topic of branches often begs for clarity–so where to start looking? The area of data analytics holds a crucial key, as it can inform a host of decisions from staffing levels to taking care of customers in peerless ways.

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While the home equity loan market is picking up, so too is the pipeline backing up for stuck applications waiting to be processed.

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Like never before, data analytics can unlock the secrets of customer loyalty through what was once considered a soft, non-specific metric: emotional motivations for doing business.

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Banks concerned with bolstering their bottom line need to examine the ROI that comes from creating peerless incentive packages.

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As though today’s banking industry hurdles aren’t enough, community banks are fighting to keep their customers happy in an era of high-stakes high tech and increasing competition for all corners.

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Though regulation technology might be seen as just another fintech subset, it’s anything but.

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When banks interact with female business owners, they must bring more to the table than cookie-cutter solutions as these clients face particular challenges—and have particular wants—that set them apart.

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Community and mutual banks that have survived consolidation and attrition have found that meaningful local involvement extends beyond setting up a table at a summer festival.

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Before hedge funds decide which banks to invest in, they compile questions—lots of them—that reveal a 360-degree view of the financial institution from management, monetary and credit strength angles.

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For all the recognition artificial intelligence has enjoyed in the banking community, it hasn’t yet found a nearly equal level of adoption.

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Across the board, experts agree that Wall Street needs to take a closer look at blockchain.

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Three factors are changing the sales landscape in financial services like never before: customer expectations, digital technology and the refinement of sales practices.

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Facebook has 2 billion users, giving it astonishing potential to reach the prospective customers banks want.

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More than just chatbots, artificial intelligence in banking promises to change how the industry tackles its most fundamental tasks and pain points, from serving customers to streamlining troublesome paperwork and processes.

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Where does Chicago stand within the worldwide fintech community and what are its major contributions? Michael Busch, the president of Burling Bank and Lisa Curran, the co-founder of the non-profit industry group FinTEx provide an informed glimpse into what’s going on in Chicago’s fintech scene.

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