Consumers like mobile for banking, but not opening an account

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In an age where convenience reigns king, consumers are increasingly demanding easy, quick, unlimited and free access to all things banking. That includes their cash.A recent FindABetterBank survey of 2,300 consumers found 59 percent of respondents reported using ATMs at least once a week. Fifty-two percent said they use other financial institution’s (FI’s) ATMs at least 30 percent of the time.Moreover, of the 28 percent of survey participants who indicated they must have mobile banking with any new checking account, 43 percent said they also must have access to surcharge-free ATMs. This isn’t surprising. As it gets increasingly easier for consumers to check balances, make transactions, move money between accounts and even cash checks with a tap on their mobile device, consumers expect the same ease of access to their cash.Also not surprisingly, consumers who consider mobile banking and free ATMs a must are also more likely to state a desire for mobile check deposit, online bill pay and email alerts. Interestingly, just 10 percent of those polled said they would prefer to open their new account on a mobile device. Ninety percent cited opening their account in-person at a brick and mortar branch location as preferable. continue reading »last_img read more

Do more on local level to protect kids

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion On Feb. 28, 2018, you published a letter I wrote in which I suggested that debating gun control and the Second Amendment will not protect our children from someone intent on committing mass carnage within our schools. Here we are, only months later, mourning the death of more children. Why? Because we are unrealistic when we erroneously believe the state and/or the federal government are expediently functional enough protect our children. They can’t do so. Where does the responsibility then lie? With us, the parents of our precious children. Children that we send off to school every morning and pray that they come home safely at the end of the day. Responsibility is at the local school district level. We must strongly demand that more than just superficial protection be put in place. While ideological positions are being debated, our children have been and still are left unprotected. As stated on Feb. 28, it’s not if, but when, another tragedy will occur.Carl LaMalfaSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentslast_img read more

Texas looks to end streak vs TCU

first_img Associated Press February 18, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTCU (14-11, 5-7) vs. Texas (14-11, 4-8)Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: TCU looks to extend Texas’s conference losing streak to five games. Texas’ last Big 12 win came against the Iowa State Cyclones 72-68 on Feb. 1. TCU knocked off Kansas State by 11 at home in its last outing. Texas looks to end streak vs TCUcenter_img SAVVY SENIORS: TCU’s Desmond Bane, Jaire Grayer and Edric Dennis Jr. have collectively scored 44 percent of the team’s points this season, including 44 percent of all Horned Frogs scoring over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Bane has either made or assisted on 54 percent of all TCU field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 17 field goals and 12 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: The Longhorns are 5-0 when they record eight or more steals and 9-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Horned Frogs are 7-0 when they make 10 or more 3-pointers and 7-11 when the team hits fewer than 10 from long range.COLD SPELL: TCU has lost its last six road games, scoring 55 points, while allowing 78.3 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Both TCU and Texas are ranked at the top of the Big 12 when it comes to 3-point shooting. The Horned Frogs are ranked first in the conference with 8.6 3-pointers made per game this season while the Longhorns are ranked second at eight per game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more