by: Robb GaynorIn order to keep up with the evolving trends of modern technology, it is important to maintain a strong place in the market by keeping your members satisfied. If you are not innovating, you are falling behind. There are seven reasons why credit unions should provide mobile apps:Generate a return. Mobile banking can be used to drive revenue for credit unions. Expedited payments and P2P payments are features that can both generate fee revenue, as they provide the convenience that consumers and businesses crave. Mobile can and does provide convenience, so credit unions can charge for it.Cross-selling. The mobile channel can be used to cross-sell other products and features within the mobile banking app, as well as inform your business and consumer members about your credit union. In fact, the ad space in an app can generate up to a 12%-15% “touch-through” rate. Mobile ads and messages are much more engaging than their Internet banking counterparts. Whether you are featuring a high-interest savings account or CD or simply informing consumers and businesses about your community involvement, mobile ads engage end-users and can be used to help build a solid ROI for the channel.Save money. Mobile banking cuts costs. Simple examples, such as mobile check capture, lower transaction and processing costs for credit unions. By moving expensive activities to the mobile self-service channel, lower costs are attainable. Other examples, such as moving an end-user to mobile e-statements on an iPad, will also realize cost savings by taking out production costs. The more members who use mobile, the more savings can be attained. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the leading organization in the field of tourism in Spain and Latin America, Globalia, has announced the start of the first UNWTO competition for tourism startups. This initiative is the first and largest initiative of its kind undertaken in the world, which is dedicated to recognizing new companies that are transforming the tourism sector through their activities.UNWTO, is a specialized agency in the service of the United Nations and a leading international organization, which has a key role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. The World Tourism Organization is an inexhaustible source of knowledge and innovations in the tourism sector, but also a platform for questioning and resolving open issues and current problems in tourism. On the other hand, Globalia is a leading tourism association that turned over 2016 billion euros in 3.57. It has over 15.000 employees and operates in over 20 countries around the world. Also, Globalia Holding provides services in all areas of tourism.”Innovations and investments in tourism are not contradictory stories, their meaning must be directed towards more successful development and positioning of the tourist product, improvement of the management of tourist goods and creation of sustainable tourism, creating new jobs and opening new opportunities.”Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zur Pololikashvili.UNWTO and Globalia are implementing this tender in 164 countries, with the aim of finding the best innovative solutions and projects of high transformative potential. Emphasis was placed on all those projects that are committed to establishing a sustainable tourism system. This opens the opportunity for pioneering proposals that seek to implement new and revolutionary technologies in tourism, then for startups that operate on the principles of new business models such as the circular economy.Applied projects must have an implemented business model that addresses at least one of the four main areas: the future of travel, the quality of the tourism experience, ecology or community development. Whether the proposals bring technological or non-technological solutions, whether at an early or mature stage, all those ideas that take the travel experience and the experience of tourism to a new level are welcome.”We want to offer the winners the opportunity to work with us and to transform the tourism sector together”, Commented the participation of Globalia, a member of its Board of Directors Javier Hidalgo.Applications are open from June 26 until September 3, while the received projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria: uniqueness and sustainability of the solution, the potential of the project to be reflected in other areas vital to the community, business model, growth ability and team profile. implements it. Those interested can submit their projects and proposals via web pages.
Three-time series champion Andy Shouse was runner-up. Wayne Johnson, Steven Shebester and Kyle Clark were next across the stripe. Johnson, Shebester and Clark repeated their 3-4-5 finish from Saturday. And under gray Sunday skies, Martin motored from eighth on the initial grid to catch Wood for the lead in heavy traffic on the 10th of 25 circuit. Martin was quickly into second on Sunday but wasn’t sure how good his car was until going five-wide to catch Wood for the front spot. “It felt really good to get the win,” said Wood, joined in victory lane by six-year-old grandson and crew chief Parker, who’d helped pick out tires and shared credit for the evening’s success. “We were racing close to home so we had a lot of family and friends come out.” March 7 – 1. Danny Wood; 2. Andy Shouse; 3. Wayne Johnson; 4. Steven Shebester; 5. Kyle Clark; 6. Craig Carroll; 7. Cody Whitworth; 8. Layne Himebaugh; 9. Josh Toho; 10. Chris Kelly; 11. Zach Patterson; 12. Tanner Conn; 13. Colby Thornhill; 14. Brett Becker; 15. Johnny Kent; 16. Dillon Laden; 17. Nick Lucito; 18. Mickey Walker; 19. Dewayne White; 20. Jesse Graham; 21. Brandon Jennings; 22. Cameron Hagin. MEEKER, Okla. (March 7-8) – Danny Wood ran his winning streak to three before Jason Martin started a streak of his own during opening weekend action for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma. March 8 – 1. Jason Martin; 2. Wood; 3. Johnson; 4. Shebester; 5. Clark; 6. Shouse; 7. Kent; 8. Alison Slaton; 9. Kolton Garris; 10. Trey Burke; 11. Hagin; 12. Kelly; 13. Patterson; 14. Lucito; 15. Eric Matthews; 16. Justin Patocka; 17. Thornhill; 18. Brandon Anderson; 19. Conn; 20. Becker; 21. Jennings; 22. Shayla Waddell; 23. Graham; 24. Justin Mowry. A double winner at Lawton Speedway on the final weekend of the 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season, Wood had just two career SSO starts under his belt coming into the doubleheader at Red Dirt and his Saturday night could have only gotten better after he drew the 98 pill. Feature Results Wood trialed 16th, won his heat from the fifth spot and then started third in the main event. “I didn’t know how good I was until we got into lapped traffic,” he said. “The first night was a bit of a challenge. It was good to get the win on the second night.” Wood topped Saturday’s main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars at Red Dirt Raceway, taking the lead just before midway in the 20-lapper.