In The News: 2006

Here are some articles that Jim Jones has either authored or been quoted in.

Experts: Technology Must Be A Priority for Banks in 2007
Amy Wyeth, Banker & Tradesman | December 18, 2006

But technology will become “increasingly important” to community banks in 2007 and the years to follow, according to Jones, who consults to them and others – both because more of their customers are banking online, and also to help them keep up with increasing state and federal regulations…

Are Banks Ready for the Future of Home Equity Lending?
James D. Jones, Banker & Tradesman | June 26, 2006

In October 2005, a group of Massachusetts community bankers participated in a [SurveyMatters] interactive electronic polling session designed to better understand the current state and the anticipated future of Massachusetts home equity lending…

Home equity Internet lending by Massachusetts community bankers, based on our survey results, is in its infancy…

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Banks Putting More Emphasis on Cross-Selling of Products
Andrea Gregory, Banker & Tradesman | March 27, 2006

At the Massachusetts Bankers Association’s 2006 Residential Lending Conference earlier this month, Jones polled community bankers on what their biggest challenges are for 2006…

Finding ways to improve cross-selling and referral results was ranked the second-most challenging aspect of mortgage lending by the bankers who attended.

According to Jones, the question of how to improve cross-selling has plagued the banking industry for decades, and it continues to be labeled as a major challenge.