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Diebold Nixdorf And The Future Of ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf And The Future Of ATMs

Representatives from Diebold Nixdorf, a leading provider of ATM and retail technology to banks, credit unions and retail stores, are traveling across the country in an 18-wheeler as part of their U.S. Connections Tour to show what the future of the retail store and bank branch will look like.

Guest Post: Navigating Mobile Banking

It’s no secret that technology is rapidly changing the way we lead our lives and do business. Countless tasks that were once considered time-consuming and tedious can now be completed with the swipe of a finger and a tap on a screen.

Hats Off To HarborOne’s Wilkinson

Hats Off To HarborOne’s Wilkinson

We don’t often cover awards bestowed by other trade publications here at Banker & Tradesman, but when I saw that American Banker had recently recognized HarborOne’s Maureen Wilkinson, I knew I wanted to write something about it. Wilkinson recently received the annual Community Impact Award for her work as the bank’s CRA officer and...
B&T Catches Up With Salem Five CEO On Georgetown Deal

B&T Catches Up With Salem Five CEO On Georgetown Deal

When news of Salem Five’s latest deal broke last week, I was out of the office* and unable to reach the bank’s leadership for a comment immediately. We wrote the story, of course, but I always like to get a little extra commentary about why a particular merger or acquisition was attractive. Fortunately, I...
Millennials: What Are We Ruining This Week?

Millennials: What Are We Ruining This Week?

In this week’s edition of “Millennials: What Are We Ruining Now?” – credit unions. According to a recent study out of FICO, credit unions lose “primary status” among the Millennial generation (commonly identified as those born between 1980 and 2000) as they age. Twenty percent of 18- to 24-year-olds identified a credit union as...
Finance Gets Fresh At Student Banking Competition

Finance Gets Fresh At Student Banking Competition

It’s safe to say that one would not generally associate financial literacy with rap music, apart from the occasional bankrupt former star’s lack thereof. However, one group of student bankers from Medway High School’s Charles River Bank branch brought the two very different industries of banking and hip-hop together for a constructive purpose at...
BSB Dips Into Big Data

BSB Dips Into Big Data

Earlier this spring, I wrapped a couple of smaller stories into a larger piece about the increasing use of big data in the financial services world. As sometimes happens, I got an email a couple weeks later from somebody piping up to say, “Hey, we do something like this, too!” In this case, I...
Let Me Tell You About HarborOne’s Pitch Contest

Let Me Tell You About HarborOne’s Pitch Contest

Before Small Business Month comes to a close, I wanted to highlight something pretty cool I learned about at HarborOne this spring: the bank’s very first small business “pitch contest.” Modeled on the ABC show “Shark Tank,” the bank held the competition early this month, inviting eight small business owners to its Mansfield facility...
Blogging For A Cause: ALS One

Blogging For A Cause: ALS One

May being National Small Business Month, I’m naturally inundated with press releases celebrating one spin or another on the theme. Some of it’s malarkey, of course. Do I really need to be the CEO of my life? And what does that even mean? But one of these stories did catch my attention. A certain...
‘Time Is Money,’ And Other Thoughts On Financial Literacy

‘Time Is Money,’ And Other Thoughts On Financial Literacy

I’ve been meaning and meaning and meaning to write up a quick blog post on financial literacy. Today is still April, so I’m not too late. My sincerest apologies to every PR guy and gal who has patiently followed up with me week after week. For starters, HarborOne Bank was kind enough to share...
Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

“Economic Misery on the Rise, According to C6 Real Misery Index,” the press release shouted at my bleary, caffeine-deprived brain earlier this week. “Well, happy freakin’ Monday to you, too,” I mumbled at my monitor. It’s not enough to have a fear index – we now must have a misery index, too? Nevertheless, I...