Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News
Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news links because these resources have informed and inspired us. Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:
All the Best Things to Do When You’re Snowed In – The holidays are over, but we’re still smack dab in the middle of winter, and the cold weather is hitting some areas especially hard. If you’re expecting to be snowed in during this weekend’s blizzard watch, here are some fun ways to make the most of it.
21 ways to entertain your kids during bad weather – But as a parent, the prospect can be a little more grim — messes, yelling, everyone eating your cookies and a 10-hour loop of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It makes you have newfound respect for Ma Ingalls, who had four kids in a dugout with no iPads and no pizza delivery.
6 things successful credit unions of the future will do – I love what I do. As an entrepreneur who loves credit unions and loves helping them create great culture, implement leadership & organizational development programs, and cultivate healthy teams, it’s so ridiculously fulfilling and humbling being part of such deeply meaningful things with my credit union clients.
Study Explores the Future of Banking with Millennials – CCG Catalyst, a management consulting firm offering strategic advice to banks, announced that it has released its latest research report, “Millennials and the Future of Banking: What Banks Need To Know About This Digitally Precocious Generation To Prepare For The Future of Banking,” conducted by Catalyst Pro Group, the company’s recently launched educational program for community banks and fintech executives. This study examines the behaviors, experiences and financial needs of people who are 18-35 years old in efforts to envision the future of banking.
Finance Apps Shine on Wearables – Where are mobile financial services most popular? Try your wrist. Finance apps proved to be among the most popular on wearable devices, according to App Annie’s 2015 Retrospective report. On smartphones and tablets, finance apps didn’t make the Top 10. There was one market, however, that proved an exception: China.
Staying relevant in the age of disruption – Competition in the banking industry is getting stiffer. The need to innovate is becoming more urgent, as is the need for traditional institutions to plan more effectively.