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In our many conversations with banking leaders, we ask one question: “What are the top four things you look for in a core solutions partner?” One banker gave us their list: 1. Support 2. Support 3. Support 4. Support. We hear this sentiment echoed…
In today’s dynamic banking landscape, where customer expectations are constantly evolving, the choice of a core banking provider is a pivotal decision for financial institutions. The core system serves as the backbone of your operations, impacting everything from customer service to your institution’s bottom…
Cross Bank has selected Smiley Technologies, Inc. as its new core banking provider. Cross Bank chose to partner with Smiley due to their exceptional service, deliberate innovation, and the efficiencies they would bring to the bank.   Headquartered in Wynne, Arkansas, Cross Bank has ten…
The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act brought on one of the more impactful programs for community banks in recent memory: the Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP). Formed as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, ECIP was built to help the most-impacted communities and businesses through…
We had the opportunity to attend the 2023 ABA Conference for Community Bankers in Orlando. It was great to be back after attending last year’s event that included our President & CEO Elizabeth Glasbrenner being interviewed at the inaugural Core Connection. I wanted to…
Last week, we brought all our employees from across the country to our headquarters in Little Rock to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. As we have grown over the past few years, we have more remote workers than ever, so it was important to bring everyone…
Milestones are important because they remind us of where we’ve been.  September 19th is a particular milestone for all of us here at Smiley Technologies because it’s our birthday! Twenty years ago today we began our journey to fulfill a need we saw in the…
He’ll never know but, E. Bryant Crutchfield is an inspiration to all of us here at Smiley Technologies. The story goes that the creator of the Trapper Keeper set out to create a folder for folders. He wanted to “trap” his paper in folders and “keep”…