For years community banks have tried to attract younger consumers to replace older customers whose deposits generally leave the bank when they pass away. Also, baby boomers and the silent generation born before 1959 tend to be deposit gatherers rather than borrowers.
During the pandemic in 2020 that continues on in 2022, consumer buying habits have changed as well. More purchases are being made online and companies like Amazon and Walmart have flourished. Paying for purchases when baby boomer bankers grew up were either on a lay-a-way plan at JC Penney or credit cards were used. Some merchants financed the sale so consumers in the 1970’s and 80’s could pay over time for their purchase.
As with many banking products providing a service that your customers want and need is imperative to survive. Evergreen credit cards that never seem to get paid off are somewhat out of favor with the younger generation. The Buy Now Pay Later business is expanding at warp speed and your customers love the simplicity of this relatively new service…unfortunately, banks are missing out on a big opportunity.
Bring in Digital Lending in 2022. Quilo has developed an easy to use yet sophisticated smartphone lending solution that enables your bank to participate in this prime lending business. Digital banking has been around for quite some time on the deposit side of the house but not lending…until now.
Take 45 minutes to see the demo of Quilo. You will be amazed what technology can do to attract younger consumers that are currently using Fintech companies for this service.