When Equifax disclosed its enormous data breach that exposed the personal information of some 143 million people, the reaction of many consumers and corporate executives was similar and familiar: our data is at risk at all times and the less access we give to others the better. But that's precisely the wrong lesson.
Total loans fell 1.6% at the North Carolina-based regional bank, which has been scaling back in key segments such as residential mortgages and auto. Wider margins offset that reduction, but earnings were flat and revenue growth small.
The tech sector is filled with innovators who want to solve really tough problems. Yet, there is one huge problem they can’t seem to make a dent in, says the creator of Craigslist and the founder of Women Who Tech.
While bank executives are divided on what they view as an optimal outcome for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, there is broad agreement that a future without them (or some government-supported equivalent) would mean tighter credit, higher rates and lower volume.
Recently, the Aite Group surveyed 1,000 U.S.-based businesses generating between US$100,000 and US$20 million in annual revenue with the intention of understanding how well US-based small businesses are being served by their bank partners.
M&T Bank has embarked on an epic quest to put the customer at the center of everything the company does, launching a multi-year, enterprise-wide effort to modernize and centralize the management, delivery and measurement of all outreach to customers and prospects.