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We want to share with you the trends we see in the financial services industry, including important events and media input. As an agency, our goal is to help you. That is why we also post our financial PR and Marketing best practices and opinion articles as a resource for your company.

Accelerated: The Evolution of One Bank’s Product into a Spin-Off Fintech

WMA and The Venture Center are back with a new episode of Accelerated, the podcast series that examines the process of fintech-banking deals and how they affect the industry.   

Finovate Interview Series: Part 2

Welcome back to WMA’s Finovate 2021 video series. This week, we are sharing a discussion between William Mills, CEO of WMA, and Beth Johnson, chief experience officer at Citizens Financial Group. The pair discusses changes in the digital landscape, catering to rapidly evolving customer preferences, and the future of financial services.

Finovate Interview Series: Part 1

In our new video series, William Mills, CEO of WMA, interviews leading fintech professionals at Finovate to examine the latest technology and advancements in the industry.  William sits down with Jas Randhawa, Head of Financial Crimes at Stripe, to discuss the current landscape of financial crimes, trends he's seeing to address these threats, and advice for organizations on protecting themselves and their customers.

Accelerated: Agora and Seattle Bank

Tune into our latest episode of Accelerated, a podcast dedicated to giving a behind-the-scenes look at how fintech-banking deals are made and why they’re essential to the overall industry.

Accelerated: Teslar and Bank of Zachary

We're back with a new episode  of Accelerated, a podcast series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at how fintech-banking deals are made and why they’re important.

Accelerated: Behind the Scenes of Bank and Fintech Partnerships

We're back with the next installment of Accelerated, a new series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at how fintech-banking deals are made and why they’re important.

WMA & The Venture Center's New Podcast: Accelerated

William Mills Agency and The Venture Center have partnered together to launch a new podcast series called Accelerated. Throughout the series, industry experts will share a behind-the-scenes look at how fintech-banking deals are made, and why they’re important.

Finovate Fall Video Recap with Beyond the Arc

Following Finovate Fall Digital, William Mills Agency CEO, William Mills, sat down with Steven Ramirez, CEO of San Francisco-based Beyond the Arc, to discuss the state of the financial services industry, COVID-19 implications on the economy, and how financial institutions are shifting toward being more customer-centric through the digital channel.

Casey Scheer of BHMI on Permanent Changes in Consumer Payments Preferences After COVID-19

WMA president Scott Mills sat down with Casey Scheer, Director of Marketing and Sales at BHMI. BHMI develops both custom software applications and software products. They are best known for the Concourse Financial Software Suite, which is a modular software suite for the electronic payments industry.

Casey shares insights on adapting to rapid changes in the marketplace, how the pandemic has increased the adoption of touchless payments and more. She notes that, "Mobile wallets and services like Zelle are seeing a huge spike in their business because people are more comfortable with those types of payments. You don't have to physically touch money and it's more seamless. The big question is if that will be a permanent change in the consumer market." Casey predicts that these changes will have long-lasting impacts on how financial institutions can best serve customers quickly and conveniently. 

Sawyers & Jacobs Bank Tech Summit 2019: How Accelerators and Incubators May Hurt or Help Your Bank

WMA president Scott Mills spoke at the Sawyers & Jacobs 2019 Bank Tech Summit in Memphis, Tennessee about how fintech accelerators and incubators can be of service to community financial institutions. While initially, community financial institutions were skeptical in evaluating fintechs as friend or foe, in light of the rapid pace of technological change and consumer expectations, community banks and credit unions are increasingly recognizing the value of working closely with technologically advanced, agile fintechs. In his presentation, Scott discussed how accelerators and incubators are providing a path for these partnerships.

Scott kindly recorded a second version of his presentation as a webinar for those who weren’t able to attend the Bank Tech Summit, which you can view here.

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