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November 2021 was one to remember at Smiley Technologies. We completed a conversion of a new community bank to our core platform, received some wonderful recognition, participated in the CDBA Annual Peer Forum, hosted a Fall Festival for our employees and their families, and…
COLUMBIA, SC & LITTLE ROCK, AR – September 29, 2021 – Optus Bank, a $300 million asset-size minority depository institution (MDI) and community development financial institution (CDFI), announced today that it is now offering voice banking through Amazon Alexa. In partnership with Smiley Technologies,…
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently automated the exchange of account information between financial institutions and the SSA through the e4641 program. Before this automation, when an applicant is eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, financial institutions would have to manually verify the assets…
As voted on by Arkansas Money & Politics readers, Smiley Technologies, Inc. was named the Most Admired Fintech Firm in 2021. Each year, Arkansas Money & Politics readers are asked to vote for the most admired company in certain industries in the state of…
When it comes to choosing the right core banking partner, there are many things to consider. This is especially true when it comes to the rapid improvement in technologies. But replacing a banking solution is no easy task and can be a risky undertaking….
Let’s Talk Spaghetti Spaghetti is one of those dishes that’s hard to not love. Whether it’s topped with a delicious red sauce or a velvety alfredo, you can’t go wrong with it. While spaghetti is great, it can also be messy and it’s not…
What is Core Banking? In the simplest form, core (centralized online real-time exchange) banking is the system and software used to support a bank’s financial transactions such as deposits, loans, mortgages and payments, which helps the bank balance its general ledger, which is a…
What is the true role of a leader? On the Growing with Purpose podcast, I talk candidly with host Paul Spiegelman about challenging my own beliefs about leadership to realize I was built to become CEO. Tune in to our conversation:  http://blog.smallgiants.org/growing-with-purpose-elizabeth-glasbrenner…