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5 common collections challenges (and how you can overcome them)

5 common collections challenges (and how you can overcome them)

Collections plays a critical a role in your institution’s financial health. Limited resources, personnel, and time are common denominators for many collections departments. I've worked with financial institutions to streamline their collections operations for [...]

10 topics to educate your customers on debt management

10 topics to educate your customers on debt management

These days, we consistently hear about how strong the U.S. economy is, with home values quickly increasing and low unemployment creating lucrative opportunities for workers. Despite that, many Americans are struggling financially and are [...]

A deeper look into the appraiser shortage

A deeper look into the appraiser shortage

The shortage of appraisers has been an ongoing concern within the real estate industry. According to a National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey conducted last year, there are three major factors resulting in the appraiser [...]

The quest for non-interest income

The quest for non-interest income

In the neverending quest for non-interest income, financial institutions can find themselves in a bind: income is necessary to run any business, of course, but lenders often feel that seeking out income and fees runs [...]

5 ways to advance your investment program

5 ways to advance your investment program

To compete for new customers and retain your existing customers, you must offer products and services that make their lives more convenient and aren't available at every financial institution. One great service to offer is [...]

This market can really take a punch

This market can really take a punch

April sure has been an interesting month, and we are only midway through it! In just the last two weeks, the U.S. has seriously sparred with its greatest economic competitor (at least by size [...]

Germans? Forget it, he’s rolling.

Germans? Forget it, he’s rolling.

Last week, another move toward a global trade war was initiated, as President Trump spoke of slapping an additional $100 billion in unspecified tariffs on China. The Chinese responded that they will have a very [...]

Welcome to the great game

Welcome to the great game

Last week was supposed to be the coming-out party for new Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell as he presided over his first FOMC meeting. The Fed—as predicted by just about everyone—raised the Federal [...]