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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…
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…
Smiley Technologies, Inc. (STI) is honored to announce it has been named a 2020 Forbes Small Giant.  Since 2016, Forbes and the Small Giants Community have partnered to find and recognize America’s best small businesses.  They focus on finding companies that choose to prioritize…
As the world deals with COVID-19 and all the ramifications of this pandemic from a health standpoint, it is critical that each business continues to stay vigilant regarding cyber-security defenses. Keeping your eye on the ball is becoming increasingly difficult as businesses scramble to…
Alexa skill to provide customers with voice-activated account information Little Rock, Ark. – Southern Bancorp Bank (“Southern”) today announced the launch of “Southern Bancorp Voice Banking for Amazon Alexa,” as a free, optional feature for customers. Developed by Arkansas-based Smiley Technologies, Inc. (STI), a…
Smartphones and tablet devices have empowered users who are constantly on the go in many ways. There are applications, or apps, to assist users fulfill virtually any need. These utility and entertainment apps almost always receive a welcoming response from the user community. There…