Archive for November, 2019

Early TBT: Grateful Act of Congress

November 27, 2019

This post originally ran on November 20, 2017 THE FOURTH THURSDAY of November is a legal holiday in the United States. Designated as a national day of thanks, it is named, appropriately enough, Thanksgiving. Observing Thanksgiving in autumn has been around since the early 17th century. An act of Congress signed on October 6, 1941 established [...]

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Kroger blinked.

November 25, 2019

Well, that didn’t take long.  Your Visa credit card is once again welcome at Kroger-owned Food Co and Smith’s Food & Drug stores. Kroger, it seems, was the first to blink.  It was only in March of this year that Kroger announced that its 142 food stores and 108 fuel centers operating in seven states under the [...]

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TBT: Making it digital while keeping it personal

November 21, 2019

*   *   * This is from my post on March, 2014. I think it’s still germane. *   *   * Making it digital while keeping it personal Your clients want digital, but with a personal touch. Remember the rhetoric about banking as a relationship business? It still is. Preserving it while going digital only [...]

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It hasn’t been a great month for Libra (or for Mark Zuckerberg)

November 18, 2019

At least one astrology website says Libras are cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, and social. Like most zodiac descriptions, it’s broad enough so that just about anyone can say, “Yep, that’s me.”  But the other Libra—Facebook’s recently announced cryptocurrency—seems to be garnering a less positive image. Not that Facebook has given up hope. As of this writing, the Libra Association’s official Facebook page most [...]

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Banking on DST

November 11, 2019

Daylight Savings Time wreaks havoc on everyone, but it brings particular challenges to the banking industry. If you happen to live in a place where it is now one hour earlier than it was at this time a little over a week ago, I hope you have recovered from this year’s wrapping up of the [...]

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