What has been a standard feature at big banks for some time, real time messaging is now being offered by community banks who see the value in reaching customers more efficiently; the digital feature could also help the bank to reach more people who they would normally not have access to; “We can use it as a counseling tool to help strengthen relationships and improve a customer’s financial health,” said Ron Strand-Sorrell, EVP and COO at Axiom Bank, to American Banker as they recently rolled out the messaging; becoming more digital can also help the banks to better position themselves to attract millennials. Source.
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