729. Insights: How do community banks stay relevant in 2023?

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729. Insights: How do community banks stay relevant in 2023?

Benjamin Ensor and Kate Moody are joined by some great guests, Bridge built by Citi and Seattle Bank, to look at the challenges and opportunities for community banks in America.

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor and Kate Moody, are joined by some great guests to discuss: "How do community banks stay relevant in 2023?"

This week's guests include:

  • Rohit Mathur, Head, Bridge built by Citi
  • Josh Williams, Chief Banking Officer, Seattle Bank

Community banks, as a concept, are everything customers often say they want from a financial institution. But, between 2000 and 2020, the total number of community banks in America decreased from over 8,300 to 4,277. That’s a steep decline even as banking generally has become more consolidated and globalised.

In this show, we've put together a panel to discuss: what is the role of community banks in 2023, the challenges and opportunites of innovation, and what the future may look like for these institutions dating back to the 1800s.

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Special Guests: Josh Williams and Rohit Mathur.