Credit unions: Your fate hangs on your mobile experience

first_imgMobile now plays a fundamental role in consumers’ lives. eMarketer estimates that customers spend nearly three hours per day on their mobile device — more than on their computers. Meanwhile, 47% of Millennials in an Annalect study noted that someone else’s following, liking, pinning, or tweeting info on social media had helped introduce them to a brand. In April 2015, Google announced that “Google Search will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.”And yet the banking industry’s mobile capabilities lag far behind consumers’ expectations. Not only do financial institutions need to catch up, they must also worry about being able to deliver what customers will expect three to five years from now.How should banks use mobile to build relationships and increase sales? A report from Celent, commissioned by Facebook, says that banking providers who get it right will engage consumers more deeply, win a disproportionate share of customers, have greater success defending against fintech challengers, achieve better cross-sell rates, and improve customer satisfaction.Needless to say, the stakes are high.The report from Facebook and Celent focuses on how banks and credit unions can leverage mobile specifically as a relationship-building and sales tool. Dan Latimore, SVP of Banking at Celent and author of the report, says that well-designed mobile interactions simplify the user experience and minimize the effort required to enjoy it. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

85 days to go: Count-down to Comoros match starts

first_imgRequest for a Letter to recommending FUFA to the Ministry of Lands to start the process of Trusteeship Incorporation Latest results, Uganda one of best 2nd placed teamsUganda beat Bostwana 2-1 at the weekend to boost their chances of making it to the AFCON finals for the first time since 1978.Luwagga put Uganda ahead in the 10th minute after a perfect ball from Tony Mawejje, before Botswana were allowed to equalize from a clear off-side position in the 50th.But, the status did not stay the same for long as in popped Aucho, benefiting from a Denis Iguma, to stun the hosts a minute later.Qualifiers for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after penultimate round of group matches at the weekend:Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners)Morocco (Group F winners)Egypt (Group G winners)Ghana (Group H winners)Algeria (Group J winners)Senegal (Group K winners)Zimbabwe (Group L winners)Cameroon (Group M winners)**Mali  (Mathematically – Group C winners or one of best two runners-up)Note: Gabon are automatic entrants as the host nationContenders for other six places:Liberia, Tunisia, Togo (Group A)Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic (Group B)Burkina Faso, Uganda (Group D)Ivory Coast (holders), Sierra Leone (Group I)**Best two runners-up from 11 four-team groupsGroups in contention for two second best qualification placesGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo          5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Final gamesTunisia vs LiberiaTogo vs DjiboutiGroup BDR Congo     5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.           5 3 1 1 8  7   10Angola          5 1 1 3 6  7   4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Final gameDR Congs vs CARGroup CMali            5 4 1 0 8 1 13Benin         4 2 2 0 8 4 8S.Sudan     5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea   4 0 1 3 1 4 1Final gamesBenin vs Equatorial GuineaMali vs BeninGroup DB. Faso       5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda      5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana   5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros     5 1 0 4 2 6 3Final gamesUganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso V BotswanaShare on: WhatsApp September 3, 2016Uganda vs ComorosUganda Cranes are not taking any chances ahead of their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game at home against Comoros.Soccer governing body FUFA Wednesday outlined their plans, on and off the pitch, to help Cranes be in the right state of mind for the make-or-break tie at Mandela Stadium Namboole on September 3, 2016.“We do not have enough time to prepare for the game against Comoros. We only have a few days left. We need to prepare the players well technically, tactically, mentally and physically” national coach Milutin Sredojevic Micho told the press Wednesday.“We need maximum points, and that is our only focus,”  stressed Moses Magogo, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president.“We have started immediate preparations for the game against Comoros and the details will be released soon. We are not into the mathematical lessons. We need maximum points in the next game” he added.Magogo was however unhappy, saying that administrative pressure by National Council of Sports at this moment was not helpful.Magogo said the football institution is committed fully to meeting the registration guidelines set by the National council of Sports (NCS).“We are law abiding citizens but the position being sold by NCS that we don’t want to be controlled is incorrect. We need regulations that will benefit all sports federations. Deadlines will not help develop sports in the country. NCS needs to understand the concerns of FUFA and other Federations in this exercise’ said the FUFA President.Magogo warned that if NCS does not wait until after the FUFA general assembly that will discuss issues raised in October, world soccer governing body FIFA will see this as interference, and trigger a ban on the federation.He said FUFA had meanwhile wrote to NCS on 4th May, 2016 but a response is yet to be received on four key points highlighted in the letter.Key points in the FUFA letter to NCS;FUFA will register with the NCS under the new regulationsNotified NCS that there is a clash in opinion by Government Legal and FIFA Legal on the registration of FUFA under the Trustee Incorporation Actcenter_img FUFA requests for more time till October for the Constitution to be amended to match the NCS regulations.last_img read more

Bombers finish sixth overall at BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers finished the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship in sixth spot following a loss to Ballenas of Parksville in consolation round match Saturday.The Bombers dropped a 4-0 decision to the high-powered Vancouver Island squad. However, the sixth-place finish is one of the better results for the Heritage City school in provincial play.LVR opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael’s University of Victoria.The Bombers then reeled off three consecutive wins to reach in round-robin and playoff action over Crofton House of Vancouver, Brookswood of Langley, Holy Cross of Vancouver to reach Saturday’s five/six playoff showdown.Naomi Perkins led LVR in scoring with three goals. Emma and Jenna Wheeldon along with Ali Zondervan also scored for the Bombers.LVR advanced to the 16-team tournament as the Kootenay rep after defeating David Thompson of Invermere and J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail in the Zone Championship in May.last_img read more