Stewardship announces acquisition of Kingdom Bank

first_img  444 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  443 total views,  2 views today Stewardship was founded in 1906, and is dedicated to promoting Christian generosity. In addition to working with over 30,000 Christians, who through Stewardship give over £80 million each year, the charity also provides services to churches and charities to enhance their financial management and governance.Under the deal, Kingdom Bank will be managed and operated by the Bank’s board and management, who will continue in place. In recent years it has built on AOGPT’s mission to help newly formed church congregations and is now working across denominations and financing over £40m of projects that support growing churches. It is an explicitly Christian bank seeking to offer ethical banking governed by the Christian faith.Stewardship’s Chair of Trustees, Simon Blake said:“We are delighted at the opportunity to acquire Kingdom Bank with a committed group of evangelical Christian philanthropists who have agreed to invest alongside us. This partnership will give us additional firepower to invest in the Bank and strengthen its capabilities, while retaining and enhancing its distinctive Christian character. We will start by investing in the Bank’s digital capabilities to enable greater accessibility for account opening and management.” Melanie May | 18 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Finance Stewardship announces acquisition of Kingdom Bank About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Christian charity Stewardship and Kingdom Bank have announced that, subject to approval from financial regulators PRA and FCA, Stewardship, together with a group of Christian philanthropists, is to acquire Kingdom Bank from its current owner, Assemblies of God Property Trust (AOGPT).It is hoped that this change of ownership will facilitate greater Church growth and Christian ministry through the services provided by Kingdom Bank, by giving christians, churches and charities access to a wider range of financial services and products across the two organisations.last_img read more

Make member statements great again

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Callie Cady Callie Cady is the Communications & Marketing Manager at Lanvera, a world-class provider of end-to-end outsourcing solutions for transactional documents. At Lanvera, cutting edge technology solutions are coupled with industry … Web: www.lanvera.com Details Like presidential candidates, statements are often viewed as a necessary evil. As a result, many banks dump data straight from their cores onto paper without much regard for the layout, and then mail them to the intended recipients. Yes, by doing this, you have checked the compliance box. But consider this: You may be throwing away valuable engagement opportunities, spending extended time with members who don’t understand their statements and in turn, BURNING TIME AND MONEY.According to a recent creditcards.com survey, 62% of respondents say they review their monthly statements via mail, online or both. I think this warrants a large flashing neon sign saying “OPPORTUNITY” with an arrow pointing to print mail and electronic design and delivery of statements.Before we get into what can be done to MAKE MEMBER STATEMENTS GREAT AGAIN, let’s talk about what’s holding them back from greatness. You may need to re-evaluate your statement design and delivery if your statements are:1. Stagnant with no clear calls to action2. Only black and white3. Filled with unnecessary white space4. Not giving members the option to receive digital delivery5. Occupied with pre-printed inserts6. Lacking personalized messagingNow that we’ve established the signs of needing a statement facelift, let’s address some of the remedies:Communicate clear calls to action. Whether you want members to pay a balance or update their billing address, a strong and prominently displayed call to action (CTA) is critical. A successful CTA includes eye-catching design, compelling copy, and a clear value proposition.Incorporate color. A study conducted by the secretariat of the Seoul International Color Expo determined that 92.6% of those surveyed stressed the importance of visuals when making a purchase, and 84.7% believe that color accounts for more than half of the various factors important to consumers during the purchasing cycle. A well-placed message in a colorful graphic will catch your members’ eyes. Pair this with a strong CTA and watch your speed-to-pay improve and sales numbers increase.Take advantage of the space you have. Too often we have seen bank statements lined with unnecessary pages and white space. This results in wasted materials, marketing opportunities and postage. If you’re going to send member-critical communications, why not look for ways to minimize the number of pages in each envelope and utilize open space for cross-selling/upselling or affiliate advertising?Offer digital access and delivery. In today’s society, members expect to be given the right to choose delivery methods. We understand that there are some documents that require USPS mailing. However, with statements, a best practice is to give customers the option to receive and access them digitally by email, ePresentment and SMS. Some may request both the paper and digital delivery and access, but others who are more environmentally friendly will opt out of paper statements altogether.Utilize inline inserts. Inline inserts are statement stuffers which are printed in-line, in full color with the rest of your documents. They can save you a tremendous amount of time and money by eliminating lead time of production and giving you the option to personalize messaging, which brings us to our last point…Personalize messaging. We harp on this subject quite often, but it’s one worth mentioning over and over again. According to Aberdeen, personalized email messages improve click-through rates by an average of 14% and conversions by 10%. Simply addressing the member by name can make all the difference in your eStatement viewings.While there are other ways to make member statements great again in conjunction with what we have discussed, this is a great start for banks in re-evaluating their business-critical document solutions. To learn more, click here.last_img read more

Dani Alves Joins Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgAlves quit Italian champions Juventus two weeks ago after helping them to a Serie A and Coppa Italia double while also reaching the Champions League final in his only season in Turin.He passed a medical in the French capital before he was presented at a press conference on Wednesday, holding aloft his new shirt with the number 32 on its back.“Believe me I came here to win trophies,” said Alves, who won the UEFA Cup twice with Sevilla before winning a remarkable haul 23 of trophies in eight years at Barcelona.“The club has grown amazingly and I’m delighted to be here.“We’re going to share some great moments together, I’m sure of it!” he added.Alves will join a host of Brazilians in Paris, with Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Lucas already at the Parc des Princes.Reports in France say Alves, who joins PSG on a free transfer, will be paid 14 million euros ($16 million) a year, twice what Man City had been willing to pay.“His high standards and his energy will bring us a great deal. Our fans will love his will to win and will just love him,” said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.The signing is also a coup for the club’s new director of sports Antero Henrique, whose first signing was Spanish left-back Yuri Berchiche from Real Sociedad for a reported 14 million euros last week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazilian right-back Dani Alves vowed to add to his trophy collection at Paris Saint-Germain as he was unveiled by the French giants on Wednesday after signing a two-year deal.The 34-year-old won three Champions Leagues and six La Liga titles at Barcelona, whose former manager Pep Guardiola had hoped to lure Alves to Manchester City.last_img read more