The Three Pillars of Success for Community Banks

On Sept. 17, Haberfeld CEO David Furnace sat down with Lou Carlozo, editor-in-chief at BAI Banking Strategies, to discuss planning, marketing and talent management – or, The Three Pillars of Success for Community Banks. This interview was printed as a Q&A. For this summary we’ve paraphrased Mr. Furnace’s responses. You can find the full transcript below, and the full podcast … Read More

Staying Ahead of the Curve in a Rising Rate Environment

Rising-Rate Environment for Financial Institutions

Today’s rising interest-rate environment is a popular topic of conversation at corporate conference tables — as well as family kitchen tables – across America. Investors, financial advisors, stock brokers, securities traders, bond portfolio managers, and consumers alike have a stake in understanding the implications of the higher interest rates we’ve seen in the last three years—and in anticipating future rate … Read More

A Proven Deposit Growth Strategy for Your Community Financial Institution

Deposit Growth Strategy

By Grant Ossenkop, Vice President Does your financial institution have a viable deposit growth strategy? Why You Need a Deposit Growth Strategy  During the financial crisis, when institutional survival was top of mind at banks and credit unions throughout the nation, this question received far less attention.  Interest rates hovered at historic lows, core deposits were dormant and the lending … Read More