What a difference a year makes!

Things can certainly change over the course of a year. The interest rate environment is completely different than it was at the beginning of the year. [Continue]

Four ways to grow your Gen Z client base

With inflation here and a potential recession just around the bend, many of those who were once interested in big ticket items or major financial decisions have now focused on budgeting for the sky-high prices of everyday essentials. [Continue]

Deposit interest expense in the era of open banking

Are bankers prepared for rising interest rates causing an accelerated fluidity of funds flow? Bankers who buy in to open banking will find that it could be antithetical to their objectives to hold the line on cost of funds as interest rates rise. [Continue]

Fintech tool marries personalization, financial wellness

Finotta is a new fintech operating out of Overland Park, Kan. BankBeat spoke with Parker Graham, founder and CEO, and Kelsey Houghton, chief product officer, about their “gamified” approach to financial wellness. Q: The mobile banking app space has gotten pretty crowded. How does Finotta find a place in the mix? Parker Graham: As the … Read more

Wisconsin partners navigate M.O.E. hurdles

n ambitious merger of equals is underway in south central Wisconsin, bringing together two Madison-area organizations. The merger involves SBCP Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for the $1.6 billion State Bank of Cross Plains, and Monona Bankshares, Inc., the holding company for $1.17 billion Monona Bank. [Continue]