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Infographic: State of the Unbanked and Underbanked Markets 2015

The Unbanked and Underbanked markets in the US continue to grow in importance. Unbanked customers have neither a checking account nor a savings account. Underbanked customers may have an account, but rely primarily on Alternative Financial Services such as check-cashing storefronts and pre-paid cards to manage their finances. The infographic below presents recent statistics about […]

Assessing the Risk of DDA Account Applicants: The First Data® Confidence Score® Advantage

The Importance of Risk Assessment When a consumer applies for a DDA account at a bank or credit union, the institution typically performs some kind of risk assessment to determine how reliable the consumer is likely to be. Will the applicant bounce checks? Will the applicant commit fraud? Will the account eventually be charged off? […]

Use Web Services to Modernize Applications and Support Omnichannel Strategies

This post is an excerpt of an article by Dragnet Solutions CEO Greg Cote for the WIB Directors Digest newsletter. The full article is available on the WIB site. Banks find themselves facing two daunting technology challenges: first, updating or extending legacy applications to take advantage of Big Data, faster analytics and mobile devices; and […]

Study Finds that Customer Empathy Usually Goes Amiss

Is empathy a reliable way of understanding customers? All too often, the answer is no, according to a recent study described in Harvard Business Review. The more managers strive to be empathetic, the more likely they are simply to project their own preferences onto customers.

Benefits of Real-time Account Segmentation

This post is an excerpt of an article by Dragnet Solutions CEO Greg Cote for the WIB Directors Digest newsletter. The full article is available on the WIB site. Sometimes in business a feature or function dismissed as tactical or merely technical proves itself to be strategic — a vital tool for organizations to grow […]

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