The Pressure on Community FIs

Behind the Vault Episode 18

Where community banks and credit unions are all being pushed

In this episode, we review our more recent discussions with community FI leaders and identify the pressing themes they are facing in today’s market. We look at the common demands and priorities that are driving the agenda of community banks and credit unions. We hear from a broad set of leaders and their approach to increasing regulatory demands, growth, changing customer demographics, and keeping relevant with new and innovative customer experience and offerings.

In this episode, we hear from past guests, including:

  • Gary Golden of BHCU
  • RJ Grimshaw of UniFi/Bank of Ann Arbor
  • Brett Fisher of Skyla Credit Union
  • Economist Gazi Kabas
  • Cathy Landtroop and Lubbock Smith of Vista Bank
  • Bree Shellito of Ent Credit Union
  • Amy McGraw of Tropical FCU
  • Lex Ford of Climate First Bank
  • Jonathan Encarnación of Community First Fund

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