Governance and Control in Social Media (An ABA Research Study)

Posted by Ben Timmons on December 3, 2019

This article was originally published to ABA Banking Journal.

To find out how banks are now managing social media—what they’re doing right and what obstacles still persist—the American Bankers Association surveyed more than 430 banks of all sizes. The 2019 report, The State of Social Media in Banking, provides a detailed status on where banks stand on social—and what’s changed in recent years. Here we take a look at how banks are approaching social media and compliance.

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Topics: marketing best practices, social media for loan officers, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy, ABA

Social Media Tips Financial Marketers Can Use to Fuel Consumer Lending

Posted by Doug Wilber on November 19, 2019

This article was originally published to The Financial Brand.

To better compete for Millennials' credit needs, financial marketers can help empower their lending teams by embracing three practices used by the broader real estate community to build relationships and business.

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Topics: lender, marketing best practices, mortgage, social media for loan officers, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy

Become the online expert mortgage customers need

Posted by Doug Wilber on October 22, 2019

This article was originally published to BAI Banking Strategies.

Loan officers have watched mortgage rates drop, smiling all the while. In August, they fell below 4 percent for the first time in three years, leading a rush of buyers to lock in low rates for long-term loans. Since last year, the rate of refinancing has tripled and home purchases are up 12 percent. But as consumers navigate originations and refinances, they need resources to guide them.

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Topics: branding, mortgage, social media for loan officers, social media for mortgage, Employee Advocacy

How Mortgage Lenders Can Empower Loan Officers With Social Media

Posted by Shelby Cutright on June 25, 2019

Predictions for the future of the housing market are positive. Last fall, the Mortgage Bankers Association predicted that mortgage originations will hover around $1.63 trillion in 2019 and increase to $1.68 trillion in 2020.

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Topics: social media strategy, mortgage, social media for loan officers

How Gremlin Social Can Help Loan Officers Focus on Closing More Deals

Posted by Doug Wilber on May 16, 2018

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Topics: sales, social media for loan officers, Social Selling

The Loan Officer's Guide to Social Media Strategy, Part 2: Turn Likes Into Loans

Posted by Mikki Ware on February 18, 2015

Last week, we discussed the importance of social media use for loan officers to grow and nurture their networks. We also introduced you to LinkedIn, taught you how to set up your account, introduced features to help grow your network, and advised on the do’s and don’ts of LinkedIn etiquette. Today, we are turning to Facebook.

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Topics: facebook, social media, social media for loan officers, Social Media for Mortgage Banks, social media marketing, strategy

The Loan Officer's Guide to Social Media Strategy, Part 1: Start with LinkedIn

Posted by Mikki Ware on February 4, 2015

Two of the most important keys to a loan officer’s (LO) success are trust and relationships. And while that aspect of the business hasn’t changed, the strategy to build trusting relationships has evolved. The old “grow and nurture” method included in person meetings, cold calling, and advertising – and then nurturing those leads with emails, calls, or letters. Growing and nurturing your network is still important, but now in addition to using a call sheet or email list, you have social media platforms. It’s no longer just about a sales pitch, but staying in touch and adding value to your network in as many ways as possible.

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Topics: linkedin, Marketing, social media, social media for loan officers, Social Media for Mortgage Banks, social media marketing, Social Media Marketing

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