It's time for credit unions to reimagine rewards programs


There are signs that participation in cardholder loyalty offerings is slipping. Credit unions must reengage members if they hope to retain those accounts.


Heavy demand for fast payments in small banks' trial run


A California startup and a century-old Missouri bank, which began using The ClearingHouse's real-time payments network this summer, say businesses have embraced the technology to pay suppliers and gig-economy workers and quickly close real estate deals.


Even in pandemic, small banks forge ahead with core conversions


Many community banks, like Peoples Community in Wisconsin, say they proceeded despite the technological challenges presented by social distancing because the crisis has exposed the shortcomings of their digital systems.


Banks seek more fintech help for PPP's next phase


After tech firms assisted community bankers in processing applications in the Paycheck Protection Program, small-business lenders are continuing to engage with cloud providers and other outside companies to automate the loan forgiveness process.


Why more banks are ditching their legacy core vendors


Newcomers Nymbus, Neocova, Finxact and Technisys and older competitors like Temenos, Infosys and Oracle are winning over community and regional banks by offering what some bankers describe as more flexible technology at fairer prices.


Inside Union Bank's development of a new core system


The bank was burned by a core replacement project that failed in 2011. This time, it's using its PurePoint unit as a test lab and co-developing the software.


Potential Truist delay, Katie Porter, tech giant trust issues: Top stories of the week


BB&T-SunTrust merger closing could slip into 2020; how “the most feared freshman” is shaking up House Banking panel; consumers are split about trusting Amazon, Google with their savings; and more from this week’s most-read stories.


There's no shortcut to innovation, FIS exec says


Community banks and credit unions are eager to innovate, but technology upgrades must be done first, says Bruce Lowthers, FIS banking solutions president.


Is core-banking technology nearing a 'big shake-up'?


Alexander Lopatine, who founded Nymbus and has joined Mbanq, says alternative providers are gaining the confidence of more banks. However, questions remain about their staying power in the fight with traditional vendors.


The year of the fintech merger


A trio of big deals in the payments and financial service provider area and continued bank and venture capital interest in fintech investments are creating expectations for a banner year.