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When to Implement Software Refresh Training for your Team

Refresh training is often forgotten about, but if your software is a big part of your day-to-day operational efficiencies in your branch, it is important to implement refresh training to avoid any potential pitfalls in miscommunication of features, capabilities, and even the purpose of the software, as well as ensure the bank or credit union is getting a sufficient return on investment in time and in cost savings.

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FOMC Updates

FOMC Updates: Oct. 29-30, 2019 Last week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met and approved the previously predicted rate cut, lowering the Fed Funds rate 25 basis points to 1.5% to 1.75%, the third cut of this year. However, officials predict rate cuts to pause the rest of 2019.  “We see the current stance of policy as likely to remain appropriate as long as incoming information about the economy remains broadly consistent with our outlook,” said Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Rese...

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Topics: Regulations, Interest Rates

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Cloudy with a Chance of Cash

Last week, $175,000 of cash flew out on to one of Atlanta's busiest interstates after an armored truck carrier's door opened during the middle of their transport. Crazy, right? However, this isn't the first time there's been a roadway accident involving an armored truck and the loss of thousands, and even millions of dollars. There was an incident on the New Jersey Turnpike back in 2004 where the truck flipped over and more the $2 million was lost. Another incident, just last year, resulted in t...

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Topics: Cash Management

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How the Universal Banker Model Impacts Branch Cash Management

Research estimates that more than half of banks and credit unions have adopted a universal banker model in their branches as a part of their overall branch transformation strategy. The universal banker model requires financial institutions to evaluate their approach to staffing in branches by hiring employees that are well-versed in the institution’s product and service lines, and can complete multiple tasks that were previously segregated into separate departments and employees. Universal banke...

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Topics: Cash Management

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Branch Cash Management Software + Devices = Successful Branch Transformation

When people think about branch transformation, they think of the addition of new technology, devices and universal bankers or the restructuring of the branch layout. However, there is one piece of technology that is neglected in a branch transformation strategy, or is put off until a later date: branch cash management software.

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Topics: Cash Management, Branch Transformation

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Branch Cash Management FAQ

With rates continuing to rise, financial institutions are looking for sources of idle assets. Most banks and credit unions first turn to Deposit Reclassification, which recovers low earning Fed balances by reclassifying transaction accounts into savings accounts. However, I want to talk about another source financial institutions can use to increase income: branch, ATM and vault cash inventory.

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Topics: Cash Management

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Top FAQ on Deposit Reclassification - Part 2

In our blog, “Top 3 FAQ on Deposit Reclassification,” my colleague covered frequently asked questions regarding logicpath’s retail sweep program, Deposit Reclassification; including the legality of the program, client impact, and what sub-accounting means, but let’s discuss some more common questions I get about Deposit Reclassification. In this blog, I’ll discuss what threshold percentages are, as well as how Deposit Reclassification impacts call reporting and peer-to-peer review.

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Topics: Deposit Reclassification

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What is the Impact of Disclosure with Deposit Reclassification?

Most financial institutions’ terms and conditions require notification to current customers about any changes to their account, including the reclassifying of funds into savings and checking sub-accounts, also known as Deposit Reclassification.

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Topics: Deposit Reclassification

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Top Three Features to Look for in a Retail Sweep Program

Recently, my colleague discussed the top features to look for in a branch cash management software solution. This week, I want to discuss the features you should look for in a retail sweep program, also known as Deposit Reclassification. Retail sweep programs help banks and credit unions recover their Federal Reserve balances due to reserve requirements, through reclassifying transaction accounts as savings accounts. In today’s rising rate environment, reclaiming low earning funds allows an inst...

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Topics: Deposit Reclassification

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Top Five Features to Look for in Branch and ATM Cash Management Software

After the third Fed funds rate increase of the year, financial institutions should consider focusing on branch cash management initiatives that identify and minimize non-interest earning assets through optimizing cash inventory to ultimately reinvest it into lending and other investments. One of the most cost effective and efficient ways for a bank or credit union to reduce excess cash is by using a software solution. However, many institutions don’t know where to start when looking for a branch...

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Topics: Cash Management