Raddon’s Crystal Ball for 2016
Fri, 02/5/16 | | No Comment

As 2016 unfolds, the challenges just keep on coming. Whether caused by geopolitical, economic or other factors, there is enough uncertainty to keep even the most intrepid prognosticator silent. Regardless, the Raddon Report continues its tradition of annual predictions.

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The New-Age Banker Challenge
Fri, 01/29/16 – 10:05 | | No Comment

Financial institutions that continue to ignore their customers’ technological delivery presumptions and sentiments do so at their own peril. Taking these preferences into account can decrease an institution’s risk of becoming an anonymous transaction engine, instead serving as an encompassing service provider that plays a central role in customers’ financial lives.

Raddon research demonstrates that the consumer marketplace can be segmented into three mutually exclusive groups based on consumers’ expressed sentiments toward financial services and financial service providers. Read the whole story »

Raddon Predictions for 2015: How Did We Do?
Tue, 01/19/16 – 13:34 | | One Comment
Raddon Predictions for 2015: How Did We Do?

Now that 2015 is in the rearview window, it’s time to review how well Raddon fared in our annual economic predictions. How accurate were the predictions we made at the start of the year?

Get in Touch: The Impact of Biometrics
Thu, 01/7/16 – 11:19 | | No Comment
Get in Touch: The Impact of Biometrics

Financial institutions continue to seek enhancements to provide a more seamless and secure mobile banking experience. One solution is biometrics in the form of a fingerprint scan. Such a biometric application has the potential to provide a more secure way to identify customers as well as enhance the appeal of mobile banking and its accessibility.

Financial Literacy: – A Valuable Experience for Your Consumer
Thu, 12/10/15 – 12:19 | | No Comment
Financial Literacy: – A Valuable Experience for Your Consumer

Experiences increasingly trump material goods for many consumers. While this concept doesn’t bode well for retail sales this holiday season, it is a fresh, somewhat pleasant way to live. This trend may be moving to the financial services industry, as consumers, particularly millennials, place increasing value on an experience – financial education to help make more informed or effective decisions about money.

Protected: CEO Workshop Report – Fall 2015
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Examining Small Business Changes and Trends
Tue, 11/24/15 – 11:39 | | No Comment
Examining Small Business Changes and Trends

Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® annually encourages support of small and local businesses. It’s also a good time to look at what’s changed for small businesses – and what hasn’t – since Small Business Saturday was introduced five years ago.

EMV: Confronting Mobile Payments Barriers
Thu, 11/19/15 – 13:50 | | No Comment
EMV: Confronting Mobile Payments Barriers

Although 6 in 10 consumers now own a smartphone, the number of in-store mobile payments in the U.S. has not kept pace. The October 1, 2015 EMV fraud liability shift is enhancing mobile point-of-sale payments and as a result, many in the industry promise a brighter mobile payments outlook.

Protected: SPSG Fall 2015 Executive Summary
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Protected: Small Business National Research Fall 2015 Report
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Are Financial Institutions Ignoring the Needs of Baby Boomers?
Thu, 11/5/15 – 13:54 | | No Comment
Are Financial Institutions Ignoring the Needs of Baby Boomers?

In the financial service industry, today’s normal is to try and understand the mindset, attitudes and preferences of the millennial consumer. What products and services are millennials using for their financial transactions? What do they really want from their financial institution and are their financial needs being met?

Video: Bill Handel Discusses Growing Loans in a Rising Rate Environment
Thu, 10/22/15 – 11:18 | | No Comment

Raddon Financial Group Vice President of Research and Development, Bill Handel, discusses growing loans in a rising rate environment at Fiserv Forum Fall.