Southern Bancorp’s high-touch focus on pairing in-depth financial counseling with a Bank On-certified checkless checking account to help reach the unbanked in the Delta.
Browsing: Community engagement
The ABA Banking Journal Podcast continues a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of ABA’s 2020 Community Commitment Awards. These stories present the perfect inspiration as we prepare for the season of thanks and giving.
A community bank finds multiple ways to build relationships across a diverse region.
For many small businesses, whose owners spend on consumer credit cards and put up personal assets as collateral, the distinction between retail and business banking is blurry. Detra Miller, a veteran of M&T Bank’s retail side, noticed this when working with female and non-white entrepreneurs.
After a long career as a commercial banker in St. Louis, more than a decade ago Alex Fennoy joined Midwest BankCentre. He helped transform the community bank into one that has won awards—including a 2019 ABA Foundation Community Commitment Award—for its responsiveness to local needs.
Americans don’t like to talk about money. But when a serious and sudden health event takes place, powers of attorney are a critical step to help families prepare for potential caregiving needs.
The ABA Foundation’s 2020 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award co-winners put the spotlight on the industry’s financial inclusion efforts.
The ABA Foundation today recognized seven banks for their outstanding commitment to their communities.
The ABA Foundation today awarded its sixth annual George Bailey Distinguished Service Award to co-winners Alex Fennoy and Detra Miller.
For bank customers, what’s in (or isn’t in) a bank account can be a source of anxiety. By contrast, says Brian N. Ford, “our research shows that when you have a fully funded account and it’s in the right place, a tremendous amount of confidence will come into your life, regardless of if an emergency ever happens to you in the future.”