Weekly Wrap-Up 08.29.14

by Jim Perry on August 29, 2014

Before you head out for your Labor Day weekend, here’s a quick recap of the stories I’ve been talking about on my daily Twitter posts this week:

Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation

  • First Bank of North Carolina will consolidate 10 of its branches in NC, SC, and VA bit.ly/1vSZEda
  • Mid Penn Bancorp and Phoenix Bancorp of PA to merge bit.ly/1zLeaEi
  • FL’s Stonegate Bank set to acquire Community Bank of Broward bit.ly/1qoX6CR
  • Louisiana’s Coastal Commerce Bank and Louisiana Community Bancorp to merge hrld.us/1vL3MvG
  • VA’s American National and MainStreet Bank announce merger bit.ly/1BVVHc5

Marketing & Branding

Industry News

  • A lack of work-life balance and other issues keep Millennials away from Wall Street, and banks are noticing bit.ly/1wEtMgA

That’s all for this week. If we missed an important story, drop me a note.

 

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Weekly Wrap-Up 08.22.14

by Jim Perry on August 22, 2014

For those who may miss my daily Twitter posts, here’s a quick recap of the stories we’ve been following:

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Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation

Marketing & Branding

Mobile & Digital Transformation

Industry News

That’s all for this week. If we missed an important story, drop me a note.

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Weekly Wrap-Up 08.15.14

by Jim Perry August 15, 2014

For those who may miss my daily Twitter posts, here’s a quick recap of the stories we’ve been following: Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation NC’s Sound Bank will open its newest full service branch today in location recently acquired from Vantage South Bank http://bit.ly/1oUWKno  In Chicago suburbs, Bank of Palatine merging soon with Pan American Bank http://bit.ly/1oA4qw6  […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up 08.08.14

by Jim Perry August 8, 2014

There have been a lot of important stories out there this week. For those who may miss my daily Twitter posts, here’s a quick recap of the stories we’ve been following: Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation MA’s Westfield Bank seeking to expand its Connecticut turf w/2nd CT branch http://bit.ly/1uuPxKO  The First National Bank of Crestview has agreed […]

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Now This Is Customer Engagement 2

by Jim Perry August 4, 2014

In June, I wrote briefly about Fifth Third Bank’s social media effort to engage customers in its innovative re-employment campaign. (see post here). Our CEO, Joe Sullivan, examined the campaign more closely in an article for the Financial Brand entitled Rethinking Customer Engagement in Banking: Make Something (Meaningful) Happen. Last week I noticed Fifth Third […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up 08.01.14

by Jim Perry August 1, 2014

Welcome to August. For those who may miss my daily Twitter posts, here’s a quick recap of the stories we’ve been following this week: Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation Westminster, CO’s System United Corporate Federal CU plans merger with IL’s Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union http://bit.ly/1ocJb1s  In Illinois, regulators suspend Bensenville Community Credit Union http://bit.ly/1m4MHXx  via @CookeonCUs […]

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ATMs – Automated Thanking Machines

by Jim Perry July 31, 2014

As I was finishing up my work day I happened to catch a story on NBC Nightly News that I just had to share. TD Bank has done it again. As reporter Alexa Keyes explains: As part of its “TD Thanks You” marketing campaign, TD Canada Trust distributed a $20 thank-you gift to 30,000 customers. […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up 07.25.14

by Jim Perry July 25, 2014

For those who may miss my daily Twitter posts, here’s a quick recap of the stories we’ve been following this week: Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation In NC’s “Triangle”, banks cut branches as technology sprouts – 103 branch closures since 2012 http://bit.ly/1rh9vXz  In the first six months of 2014 @TheNCUA approved 123 credit union mergers http://bit.ly/1xaPsf2  via […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up 07.18.14

by Jim Perry July 18, 2014

This has been a VERY busy week. For those who may miss my daily Twitter posts, here’s a quick recap of the stories we’ve been following this week: Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation OCC snag derails First National Bank of Southern California’s acquisition of First Mountain Bank http://bit.ly/Whzk08  In Ohio, Citizens Bank of Ashville agrees to merger […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up 07.11.14

by Jim Perry July 11, 2014

It has been a great week at our Seattle office, but time for me to head back to Chicago. For those who may miss my daily Twitter posts, here’s a quick recap of the stories we’ve been following this week: Mergers, Acquisitions – Expansion, Consolidation Bank mergers gaining steam, but the deals are still small […]

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