Your 7-step guide to a digital account-opening system

first_img continue reading » Competition in the financial sector is fierce—not only from other banks, but also from the likes of Amazon, Apple and Google. These behemoths of technology—and, more importantly, the customer experience—are all looking to throw their respective hats into the financial ring.So, when it comes to customer acquisition and onboarding, financial institutions must ensure they provide consumers with the seamless experience they’ve come to expect from every product, service and business they encounter in their daily lives.For banks, that amounts to a digital, core-integrated account acquisition solution. Utilizing this type of solution boosts your bank’s revenue while providing a superior customer experience.Revenue Growth and the Customer Experience  Financial institutions increasingly seek to enhance relationships with existing customers through cross-sales. So, an account acquisition solution must feature both an enrollment site for new accounts as well as integration with a bank’s digital solutions to allow current customers a seamless way to add more products and services. And it must be available any time, via desktop, tablet and mobile device. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Students get 1 more year at Plaza site

first_imgPALMDALE – Palmdale Learning Plaza students get to stay at their school for another year, but they will have to move to another campus the following year under a new plan to deal with overcrowding. The board decided to let the Plaza remain a school of choice rather than convert it to a neighborhood campus, a proposal parents vigorously opposed. “Overall, we are happy with the decision. It was a tough decision,” Plaza Principal Todd Cherland said. “We thank them for considering the opinion of the parents and staff. They found a compromise that solved all the problems.” Under a plan approved Tuesday, Plaza students will stay at their current campus at Division Street and Rayburn Road in the 2007-08 school year, then move to Juniper Intermediate School in the 2008-09 year. Juniper students will move to the Plaza site, and the Juniper campus will be remodeled to accommodate primary-grade pupils. Juniper, which is about 11/2miles northwest of the Plaza school, was originally a K-8 school. When it was converted to an intermediate school, kindergarten classrooms were changed into science labs, district officials said. Scores of Plaza parents showed up at previous board meetings, including a public hearing last week, to protest the option of changing the school from a school of choice, which draws students from throughout the district, to one that has boundaries. They said the plan would dismantle years of effort to develop the K-8 school’s programs, which tie into the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate program at local high schools and have a strong emphasis on performing arts. The Plaza school moved into its $22million campus at Division and Rayburn in September 2005 after having been housed in portable buildings at different schools for about 14 years. Leaving the new facility will not be a major disappointment, Cherland said. “It’s always been the opinion of the staff that the building is not what’s important. It’s what we do inside the classroom,” he said. Trustee Sheldon Epstein said the board was committed to keeping the Plaza’s programs intact. “I’m glad the process involved the community for input. I think it was essential in order to hear the voices of many of the people. The concern was never the facility. It was always the program and the fact they had a passion to keep a family-type school together.” Buena Vista, another K-8 school of choice, will be changed to a K-6 neighborhood school. Some parents didn’t like the idea of Buena Vista losing its seventh- and eighth-graders, interim Superintendent Roger Gallizzi said. Overall, more than 1,900 students will be affected by the changes, officials said. The district announced in February it wanted to redraw attendance boundaries to balance enrollment among campuses. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more