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Is there still marketplace demand for Christmas Club accounts?

Posted by Bethany Wood on Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Christmas Club accounts (or Holiday Club accounts) are short-term savings accounts offered by financial institutions to help consumers set aside money for holiday expenditures. These accounts take a designated amount from each paycheck throughout the year and set it aside in the holiday account. This amount could be as small as 5 or 10 dollars per paycheck.

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Teslar Software Predicts Next Steps, Opportunities for Business Lending in 2021

Posted by Teslar Software on Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Teslar Software, a provider of automated workflow and portfolio management tools designed to help community financial institutions thrive, today shined a light on predictions and opportunities for community bankers to develop their business relationships in 2021.

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Are Your Internal Workflows Holding You Back?

Posted by Teslar Software on Mon, Nov 2, 2020

The modern community banker is caught in the crossfires of remaining traditional and being expected to adapt to accommodate a new generation of customers. Let’s face it—community bankers are expected to be all things to all people. Many community banks are juggling trying to serve rural customers with no internet access or even an email address, while simultaneously meeting the digital needs of younger and more fast-paced lifestyles.

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Teslar to Host ICBA Webinar - REGISTER TODAY!

Posted by Teslar Software on Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Teslar Software will be hosting an ICBA webinar in September! Join David Hamrick, Account Executive at Teslar, to see why bankers choose Teslar Software and how we can empower community bankers.

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Should You Wait to Apply for PPP Forgiveness?

Posted by Bethany Wood on Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is top of mind for many small businesses, CPAs, and lenders. Understandably, many loan recipients are chomping at the bit to begin the forgiveness process and have some certainty regarding their payback amount. While the eagerness to get the PPP forgiveness process started is not unfounded, experts are advising against getting in a rush to apply. There are many reasons waiting might be the best option.

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Refining Your Bank’s Loan Review and Special Assets Processes for the Coming Economic Storm

Posted by Bethany Wood on Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Experts have been predicting a coming recession long before Coronavirus was on the world’s radar, but nobody was quite expecting the global health pandemic that is currently wreaking havoc on America’s economy. Current economic trends are being compared to those of The Great Recession of 2008. While there are some discrepancies between the two, this still leaves bankers with a little bit of an advantage in knowing what’s suspected to come— many loans are going to become criticized.

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Lessons Learned From a Pandemic

Posted by Bethany Wood on Tue, Jun 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed nearly every facet of American day-to-day life to where most citizens do not see our daily routines ever returning to what we once considered “normal.” When we say every facet, we mean every facet. Mental, physical, familial, financial, personal, and professional. A lot of the effects we’ve felt from the pandemic have been less than savory, but this pandemic is also changing some things for the better. Below are just a few life lessons many Americans have learned from this pandemic (so far) regarding banking and finances.

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The issues still plaguing the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted by Bethany Wood on Wed, May 6, 2020

It has been several days since the second round of PPP loan processing began. Bankers were hoping for a smoother ride this go-around, but many of the same problems that plagued the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program are still on the scene in round two.

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Preparing for Round 2 of PPP

Posted by Bethany Wood on Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Just thirteen days after its launch, the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program fund (part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package) had exhausted all funds. There have been talks of more funding coming, but this has left questions circulating like: Are more funds coming? How much more? When?

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All Things Paycheck Protection Program

Posted by Bethany Wood on Fri, Apr 3, 2020

If you’re in the banking or small business industry, you’re more than likely aware of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that begins today, Friday, April 3rd, 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This program is designed to help small businesses.

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