SWBC News Archives

Kick your company communication into overdrive: Part 1

Kick your company communication into overdrive: Part 1

Communication—especially in the workplace is critical to a healthy work environment. Whether you’re in management or not, effective communication among coworkers and employees can make or break your working relationships. Face it, we [...]

Avoid tuning the wrong string

Avoid tuning the wrong string

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” – John Maynard Keynes A couple of nights ago, I was helping my son tune his cello. I have no musical talent or [...]

Auto lending and competing transportation options

Auto lending and competing transportation options

We all know the automotive purchase and lending marketplaces have changed substantially, and we confront new competitors and additional changes every day. To drive auto lending sales, we must respond to market changes and customer [...]

Threading the needle

Threading the needle

A very interesting article appeared in Bloomberg News this week: “Trump Counts on Fed to Help Sustain Economic Bump from Tax Plan.” As written in the article, “The Trump administration is banking on the Federal [...]

Lending and the millennial mindset

Lending and the millennial mindset

A few months ago the internet was awash with the proclamation that avocado toast was keeping Millennial borrowers from committing to a mortgage. Yes, the breakfast of choice for many of the Instagram generation was [...]

Improve your retail investment program

Improve your retail investment program

You want your institution's members to have the best customer experience possible. As you evaluate ways to improve, consider how your retail investment program fits into your overall product mix and helps members meet their [...]

Ten low cost ways to reduce your security risk

Ten low cost ways to reduce your security risk

Protecting your organization is expensive. Leaders are encouraged and sometimes even compelled to provide additional resources to counter threats. As the cost of data breaches rise, regulators and your customers and business partners demand you [...]

Gain a new perspective on credit life insurance

Gain a new perspective on credit life insurance

In the financial services industry, it is widely known that credit life insurance pays off the outstanding loan balance to which it is attached. But have you ever really realized how credit insurance is a [...]