Posts Tagged ‘Cross-Selling’

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Survive and Thrive During the 2020 Holiday Shopping Season: 3 Digital Commerce Trends to Act On Now

It’s hard to believe that the 2020 holiday shopping season is almost upon us, and it’s likely to be unlike any other holiday season we’ve seen to date. It goes without saying that this year will be different in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and you already know the impact the pandemic has had […]

5-Phase Approach To Sales Practices Compliance For Banks

Adjusting to the new regulatory environment Recent problems with bank employees opening unauthorized accounts for consumers have focused the regulatory spotlight on sales practices in the industry. The fallout from sales practices problems has been spectacular and well-publicized: Hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and legal costs Destruction of shareholder value Brand and reputational […]

[Guide] 6 Ways To Mitigate Risk In Cross-Selling For Financial Services

Disciplinary actions. Government fines. Victim restitution. There is no shortage of regulatory compliance issues hitting the headlines these days. In recent years, however, it is news of aggressive sales tactics that has had the general public and several regulatory bodies that oversee financial institutions very concerned. Most financial institutions have critical cross-selling initiatives that encourage […]

Leveraging Regular Risk Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) Programs

A regular risk control self-assessment, commonly referred to as RCSA, is a process of identifying and assessing operational risks to ensure the appropriate controls and oversight are in place so that business objectives can be met. It provides the ability to monitor the gaps and what is being done to close them. RCSAs can lead […]

How Internal & Independent Audits Help Reduce Risk In Banking And Insurance

Routine internal and independent audits can provide insight into sales trends and unusual activity, ensure that the right risk management checks are in place, and provide an opportunity for process improvement. Internal teams can be comprised of individuals from various committees in the company, such as regulatory and compliance, corporate responsibility, employee relations, human resources, […]

Why Training Matters When It Comes To Selling In Financial Services

Properly trained employees can help keep companies regulatory-compliant, increase sales, and gain the trust of customers and prospects. Financial services companies should have established standard operating procedures and training materials for all levels of employees, with oversight by managers. These training materials should stress the importance of ethical practices and provide employees with clear details […]

Mitigating Risk During Customer Onboarding In Financial Services

Customer onboarding is one of the most important and scrutinized processes in financial services. Companies continuously refine their processes in an attempt to make customer acquisition more effective. How can they enroll customers fast enough to avoid application abandonment, while having enough safety measures in place to minimize potential risk? Enhanced new account opening processes […]

3-Part Process To Reduce Risk When Cross-Selling In Financial Services

While modifying sales goals can be a good place to start, artificial intelligence and intelligent machines (along with a comprehensive process) can be leveraged to analyze data and identify patterns. Aside from knowing the real identity of customers, companies are obligated to ensure that their customers have willingly opted to do business with them through […]

What To Make Of Sales Goals And Incentives In Banking And Insurance

Most successful cross-selling programs have incentives in place that reward employees for selling additional products and services to existing clients. While financial incentives are often indispensable in certain parts of the industry, and there is nothing wrong with such programs at their core, they do open the door to unethical behavior that can have unfortunate […]

The Importance Of Cross-Selling In Banking And Insurance

Let’s talk about what cross-selling is, in the simplest of terms. It is well known in the financial services industry that customers who sign up for multiple products and services are typically more loyal and, therefore, can bring organizations more revenue in the long run. These deeper relationships are what make cross-selling financial products so […]