Right now, the transactional profile of a consumer checking customer at financial institutions across the US is likely to include a P2P account with either PayPal or CashApp and a newly established Coinbase account as customers’ education and investment in cryptocurrency continues to grow. They are making regular monthly payments to a SoFi student loan, Rocket Mortgage, or Prosper personal loan, many are using their Apple credit card, and are regularly adding and storing money onto their Starbucks or Dunkin apps. From a small business customer perspective, many are using QuickBooks for their accounting and payroll, using Square’s merchant services, or have a small business loan from PayPal or American Express.
As consumers and businesses have rapidly adopted app-based financial tools and services, many-core transactions are conducted with competing institutions. Given these customer scenarios, how will your financial institution (FI) grow loans, prevent customer attrition, and maximize profitability? Can your bank’s strategy compete in today’s digital and fast-changing world?
Regardless of the geographic area your traditional bank or credit union serves, these might be the profiles of many of your consumer and business checking customers. Understanding what attracted them to engage with competitors is paramount to the development of a strategy to win them back. Proactive strategies that include identifying the changes in your customers’ financial behavior, life events, and lifestyle changes, on a daily basis, can effectively provide your FI with the insight to help implement a direct, specialized, and personalized experience for customers that will in effect strengthen their relationship with your FI instead of continuing to send them to the competition.
For 20 years, IFM (Insight Financial Marketing LLC) has worked with financial institutions of all sizes across the US to provide cutting-edge data science technology to financial services firms. IFM’s data tools offer an industry-leading customer intelligence solution that enables personalized communication with your FI’s consumer and business customers.
If you’re interested in learning how your FI can leverage daily customer intelligence, data, marketing tools, and strategic guidance to compete more effectively today and in the future, we invite you to communicate with us directly at our website www.infimark.com or contact me at email@example.com.
Rob Reale is an Associate Partner and National Sales Manager responsible for business development and sales at Insight Financial Marketing. Rob began working in the Mortgage Banking industry in 1990 and currently helps the financial service industry leverage unique and innovative solutions.