Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News
This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of March 27th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

5 Credit Union Marketing Trends for 2017: Infographic – See the infographic for 5 Credit Union marketing trends for 2017.

5 Fintechs to Watch: APIs, Robos, and More – Now that banks and fintechs have learned to coexist, we see new players emerge (or older ones re-emerge), most with a new focus on partnering with FIs for the better.

Keeping track of emerging players is the best way to stay up to date on the current market trends, and Bank Innovation is here to help.

3 ways to cash in on spring-cleaning – Spring is here! Many of us thought we’d never see the day. The sun’s out and it’s time to regroup and refresh. Take a glance around your home and really think about what you need and what needs to go. At the same time, consider these three tips for ways to save cash while cleaning house.

AI to dominate banking, says report – Artificial intelligence will be the main way that banks interact with their customers within the next three years, a report from consultancy Accenture has suggested. Banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are increasingly using chatbots to answer customer queries.

The report examined the views of 600 bankers and other experts. Many, perhaps ironically, felt that AI would help banks create a more human-like customer experience.

Tricks to Play on the Kids on April Fool’s Day – April Fool’s Day is coming up in a week or so and I love playing a few tricks on my family!  While we don’t do anything absolutely crazy, it’s always fun to get away with a little joke and turn the day into something memorable.  If you’re looking for some tricks to play on the kids on April Fool’s Day, check out these clever ideas … and then have fun fooling your family!  But be warned … when the kids start understanding what’s really going on, retaliation may come!