10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As daily life under COVID-19 continues to change, credit unions should prepare for long-term changes to member behavior. With members taking to new banking channels and adjusting their spending behaviors, credit unions can design products and experiences that support their members’ lifestyles now and after COVID-19.Looking at member behavior leading up to and throughout COVID-19, here are four key areas every credit union should focus on:1) Immediacy and DigitizationIt is no surprise that digital payments have surged throughout COVID-19. A PYMNTS study found that online shopping during COVID-19 has increased 35 percent compared to last year.1 With that spike in usage, members will now have higher expectations around the digital experience. Namely, that it is fast and friction-free.Zelle has reported double-digital increases in enrollment during COVID-19, as more consumers use the service to send money to family members and friends and reimburse them for canceled events.2 The ability to instantaneously send or receive money will become an expectation among the digital consumer and offering that capability will also help you build frequent touchpoints with your members. continue reading »
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The Dutchman struck for the first time in a month as he netted United’s third in a one-sided Barclays Premier League encounter at Old Trafford. Van Persie’s form had been the subject of heavy scrutiny ahead of the game after an ineffectual display in the previous week’s win at Arsenal. Rooney struck from the edge of the area three minutes before half-time and United’s dominance could have yielded several more goals. Substitute Falcao had one of their best chances and looked certain to make it 4-0 in the dying moments but Michael Dawson blocked on the line from point-blank range. Defender Smalling agreed with Van Gaal’s assessment of the game. The 25-year-old said: “The manager said it was our best game of the season and I think it was. It was a complete performance. “I think he said of the Arsenal result that we ground that out without particularly playing well, but this time we did. “He’s said he wants six points (this week) and we want to deliver that on Tuesday against Stoke.” Smalling played alongside Marcos Rojo in a flat back four, with wingers Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young in the full-back positions. Van Gaal has previously shown preference for a three-man defence but felt he had the flexibility to adapt because players are growing used to his philosophy. The United manager said: “It is not (about) methods, it is philosophy. We have to perform because of that philosophy and then you can play in different formations, and that we are doing. “It is also dependent on the quality of the opponent. We selected the right formation I think to beat a team with five defenders.” Hull had just 23 per cent of possession during the game and were ruthlessly punished for their defensive mistakes. After beginning the season with confidence following last season’s comfortable survival and FA Cup final appearance, the Tigers’ form is now a cause for concern. Steve Bruce’s men are without a win in six matches and have lost their last four. They only stayed outside the bottom three on goal difference on Saturday night. Former Tottenham defender Dawson told Tigers TV : “It is always a worry because you are down there. You have to win football matches to get out of it. “People are talking about having the best squad here for many years, but it is only the best squad if we make it the best squad. “The points table at the end of the season will define that. “But we can’t get too down. We have to pick ourselves up because the games come thick and fast in December. We have got to stick together. Losing here is not going to define our season.” It was thought the 31-year-old could even lose his place with Radamel Falcao fit again after injury. But manager Louis van Gaal kept faith with his compatriot and was rewarded as Van Persie wrong-footed James Chester on the edge of the area and rifled a left-footed shot into the roof of the net after 66 minutes. “If you score a goal like that it gives you confidence and the team, and if I am really honest I needed that,” said Van Persie, who also teed up United’s second goal for Wayne Rooney. “You just have to keep working and those goals, or any goals, will come.” United have now won three in succession in the league for the first time under Van Gaal, who described the performance as the most satisfying of his time in charge. The only obvious downside was the loss of record signing Angel di Maria early on with a hamstring injury. The Argentinian will be assessed but Van Gaal has already ruled him out of Tuesday’s clash with Stoke. Hull were never in Saturday’s contest, with the tone set as Rooney shot narrowly wide after five minutes. Chris Smalling bundled in their deserved opener after a goalmouth scramble in the 16th minute. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor twice had chances to defuse the situation but ultimately could only help the ball over the line, as confirmed by the goal decision system. Robin van Persie felt he was back in business after capping Manchester United’s convincing 3-0 win over Hull with a superb final goal. Press Association
In tennis event played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, First Bank defeated Sterling Bank to claim gold in the men singles, while Union Bank stopped Sterling Bank to win the doubles gold.In the women category, Fidelity Bank claimed gold in both the singles and doubles event.The Games has so far witnessed a large turnout of contingents from all participating banks, just as the athletics event will flag off this weekend in Yaba.The Nigeria Bankers Games which is in its 17th season is unarguably the biggest corporate sporting event in the Banking industry. It is designed to bring staffs, family and friends of the Banking Industry together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.The Nigeria Bankers Games is organised by MediaVision Limited â€“ Nigeriaâ€™s Leading Sports Marketing Company.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The stage is now set for the semifinals of the football event in the on-going Nigeria Bankers’ Games at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba, LagosÂ on Sunday.United Bank of Africa (UBA) will slug it out with their First Bank counterparts atÂ 12:45pm, while Fidelity Bank will keep a date with First City Monumental Bank atÂ 2:10pm.Fidelity Bank qualified after overcoming a dominant Union Bank side, just as First Bank held Sterling Bank to a one all draw to pick the semifinals ticket.
“Swansea were sharp, disciplined and hungry. Unfortunately I believe we were not good enough, we were not disciplined enough.”The result also completes remarkable back-to-back victories for Swansea over Liverpool and now Arsenal.They are out of the relegation zone and have transformed their season with three wins in five league games under new boss Carlos Carvalhal. At the John Smith’s Stadium, Liverpool got back on track in emphatic fashion thanks to goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in a 3-0 win.The Reds had endured frustrating defeats against Swansea in the league and West Brom in the FA Cup.– ‘Mature performance’ –But Jurgen Klopp’s men dominated possession and from the moment Emre Can rocketed home a long-range opener in the 26th minute the result was never in doubt.Firmino extended Liverpool’s lead on the stroke of half-time when he somehow squeezed the ball home from the byline after being played in by a clever Sadio Mane back-heel. Clucas claimed his second four minutes from time to finish off Arsenal, who have now won just once in their last five league games.The result leaves Gunners manager Arsene Wenger still searching for his first away win of 2018, despite a second-half debut for substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan following his move from Manchester United.The Gunners are in sixth place, trailing eight points behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the race to qualify for the Champions League via a top-four finish.The arrival of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, set to sign on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day, can’t come soon enough for Wenger.“We will know more about that tomorrow morning,” Wenger said of the Aubameyang move.“I felt defensively we were very poor and made big mistakes. It’s better not to talk about the second or third goals. Klopp had left Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk on the bench, but the absence of the club-record signing was hardly noticed as the Reds continued in cruise control.Salah completed the scoring from the penalty spot in the 78th minute after Can was tripped up in the box.“We had to keep the ball and score at the right moments. Overall it was absolutely deserved,” Klopp said.“It was exactly what we needed. It was not a brilliant performance, but it was very mature and exactly what we needed at the right moment.”A Mark Noble penalty helped West Ham shrug off the disappointment of their embarrassing FA Cup fourth round defeat at Wigan with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.Roy Hodgson’s much-improved Eagles grabbed the lead in the 24th minute when Christian Benteke rose to steer an Andros Townsend cross home from close range.But the Hammers were level just before the break after Javier Hernandez was brought down by James Tomkins in the box.Hernandez came closest to a winner when his 51st-minute effort was brilliantly saved by Wayne Hennessey.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Petr Cech’s howler rocked Arsenal as they crashed to a shock 3-1 defeat at Swansea, while Liverpool cruised to victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday.Arsenal goalkeeper Cech’s miscued attempt to clear allowed Jordan Ayew to slot home Swansea’s second goal at the Liberty Stadium.It was the killer blow for Arsenal, who had already seen Sam Clucas equalise just one minute after Nacho Monreal put the visitors ahead from Mesut Ozil’s pass in the 33rd minute.