• Chance Castellucio
    Chance Castellucio Nov 27, 2017

    Why SMB lending equals smart money for banks

    Banks and credit unions have the funding; small-to-medium sized businesses need it. So how come the two sides remain disconnected?

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  • Taking care of businesses: Why you must get in your business clients’ corner

    Murthy Veeraghanta_resized
    Murthy Veeraghanta Jan 30, 2017

    Here’s how to build a solid business banking strategy to give small business owners and entrepreneurs the tools to succeed.

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  • Pressing issues: Four big hot buttons in regulatory credit risk management

    Merrill J. Reynolds, Jr.
    Merrill J. Reynolds, Jr. Jan 23, 2017

    As lending rises, banks and lenders should monitor these issues impacting credit risk management in 2017.

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  • Small business lending: Can you compete?

    Naseer Nasim_resized
    Naseer Nasim Sep 6, 2016

    Bankers realize that to stay competitive—and not just viable—they must truly understand what small businesses really need from a lender. Yet it’s not all about interest rate numbers, but increasingly a chronological one: speed.

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  • Upping the game in marketing to small businesses

    Chris Burritt Jul 27, 2016

    Going beyond traditional marketing, bankers now post blogs and white papers, offer credit coaching and extended hours and pay for leads to gain an edge in pursuing small business customers.

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  • Automating loan decisions for small businesses

    Pullen Daniel_resized
    Pullen Daniel Jul 15, 2016

    Automated decisioning can make small business lending more profitable for banks – as long as the process includes the human factor as well.

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  • Making banks relevant to small business customers

    Mark Vipond
    Mark Vipond Jul 11, 2016

    To fully capitalize on the opportunities available with small business customers, banks need to offer products and services that are relevant to their actual needs.

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  • A closer look at alternative lenders

    Charles Wendel
    Charles Wendel Jun 3, 2016

    While bankers often criticize alternative lenders for unfair pricing, bottom fishing and irrelevance to the overall loan market, the smart ones should take a closer look.

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