Smart Banks Can Win in Small Business
Presented by Bottomline and Ron Shevlin, of Cornerstone Advisors.
Ron Shelvin leads the discussion with industry thought leaders in this video series focused on small business digital transformation. Explore the entire webinar series below to discover what industry leaders think banks can do to help their small business customers.
Underserved and overwhelmed
Many small businesses, under-served by their banking partners, are increasingly turning to larger banks, with more robust digital capabilities, or to emerging fintech challengers with more compelling value propositions.
Many banks have made the mistake of believing their small business clients would not need or value more sophisticated digital services, including cash and liquidity management, which too often finds them offering simple, one-size-fits-all, retail banking solutions that fail to meet the needs of many business clients.
The Covid-19 crisis and the resulting impact represents a staggering $370 Billion opportunity to provide accounting and payments services to small and medium sized businesses
Source: Cornerstone Advisors
Financial institutions must act now
As financial institutions cope with a level of uncertainty themselves, they must also do more to support the success of their small business customers, preserve customer loyalty and deepen relationships.
Fuel accelerated digital transformation due to decreased branch traffic
Remain competitive against bigger/tech-savvy FIs
Enable seamless engagement
Protect and secure digital channels
Understand customer businesses and deepen relationships
Identify customer financial challenges and potential churn scenarios
Learn more about digital access and enablement for small businesses
Explore the resources below or click here to learn how Bottomline and Autobooks can help you support small businesses.
Market Outlook Report: Small Business Banking in 2021
Following the dramatic downturn in 2020, we have seen many small businesses struggle or shutter their doors entirely due to losses in revenue, disrupted supply chains, delayed payments and reduced customer demand. The road to recovery is long, with small businesses reporting that revenue, profitability and employment have nearly halved in 2020. Thus, small business customers represent a huge opportunity for banks — financial institutions must understand the challenges they face as it’s now more important than ever for financial institutions to provide the digital access to banking services that help small businesses survive and thrive.
Small Business Banking: The Next Big Revenue Opportunity for Banks
The pandemic has greatly impacted small businesses — many have struggled or even been forced to shutter their doors entirely due to losses in revenue, disrupted supply chains, delayed payments and reduced consumer demand. It’s now more important than ever for financial institutions to provide digital access and enablement to their small business customers in need. This infographic contains a compilation of data from a number of resources conveying the wide-spread impact of the pandemic on small businesses, and the market opportunity for financial institutions.
Next-Level Engagement with SMBs: Why Digital Access and Enablement Improves Banks Client Relationships
While digital transformation has been at the forefront of banking agendas for some time, recent events amplified and accelerated the push for digital services, especially in regional and community banks. Join The Financial Brand’s Jim Marous, Ron Shevlin from Cornerstone Advisors and Bottomline’s Norm Deluca, for a spirited discussion on how to proactively engage with customers and provide new levels of services to deepen relationships.
Digital Banking Access and Enablement for Small Businesses
Banks need to educate their business customers about digital tools that can help them run the financial end of their business in a way that highlights the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, convenience and security essential to their growth. This ebook highlights 6 essential digital service offerings that all banks should adopt to preserve and grow small business customer relationships.
Protecting Your Small Business Clients from Fraud
Fraud is always a serious threat for businesses of any size, eroding data integrity and security, customer confidence and brand integrity. However small businesses feel the effects of fraud more acutely. It is particularly threatening to those who may lack the internal resources typically responsible for managing risks. Download this ebook for five things banks and financial institutions need to understand about small business fraud threats.
The $370 Billion Small Business Opportunity for Banks
An alarmingly high percentage of small businesses say they are likely to look for a new banking relationship in the next 12 months. In this report from Cornerstone Advisors and Autobooks, see why upgrading your small business services can help you grow existing and new small business relationships to take advantage of this massive opportunity.
Additional resources for helping small businesses
Game Changing Customer Experience
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a step-change increase in digital utilization in banking. Customer expectations are accelerating faster than ever. In this webinar, Bottomline and Celent focus on how to strategically meet and surpass these evolving expectations.
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