Financial institutions have a tremendous responsibility, now and in the coming months. Because right now, your customers are engaged in the financial struggle of their lives. According to the 2019 U.S. Financial Health Pulse report, less than 30% of Americans are considered financially healthy enough to get through a single month on their savings. When asked about their financial status, 54% reported “struggling” and nearly 20% described themselves as “vulnerable.” And, sadly, that survey was conducted even before Covid-19 swept the nation.
Your customers need your assistance. They need your assurance. As their financial institution, what is your message going to be? Here is some of the messaging we’ve created for our banks, which they in turn have put to good use reaching out to their customers.
CARES Act Loans now available
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. But with 35 million small businesses in the US, these loan dollars will be distributed quickly. Make sure that your small business owner customers know about this opportunity!
Client Spotlight: Equitable Bank
Alison Larson, Vice President, Marketing Director at Equitable Bank, needed new creative that she could use to let her customers know about SBA Loans that could be available to small businesses. She was able to customize our “Coronavirus SBA Loan - Shot In The Arm” layout to perfectly match her bank's brand and get the message out to her customers via social media.
"That particular one I added to LinkedIn with some links to content I thought our small businesses might be interested in. I may add it to Facebook, too." - Alison Larson
They’re Safe. And So Is Their Money.
Customers are still very concerned about their safety… and the safety of their accounts and investments. Provide them with the peace of mind they need with messaging that assures them that you’re taking the necessary steps to ensure both their personal health… and wealth.
Client Spotlight: Lifestore Bank
April Hartzog, Marketing and Process Coordinator at Lifestore Bank, wanted to guide her customers in alternative ways that they could still access her bank's services. She was able to easily customize our “Coronavirus - You Don’t Have to Walk In” layout to focus on online and mobile banking, and even included steps to make it easier for her customers to get started.
"I really appreciate the groundwork being done already by Bank Marketing Center. As the only person creating marketing and communication pieces for our bank and updating the website with current information, I just did not have time to create anything from scratch. It was fast and easy to find a layout that worked and to edit it.” - April Hartzog
Client Spotlight: American Nation Bank
Kevin Butler, Executive Vice President at American Nation Bank, decided to go in a different direction giving his customers peace of mind during unpredictable times. He needed to create content that reflected what his community needs right now. He was able to customize our "Coronavirus - Economic Stimulus” layout to focus on his bank’s payment deferment options so that customers seeking financial relief knew what actions they could take immediately.
"We are in a constantly changing environment. New government programs along with waiting for guidance from the government as to how to implement them are a struggle. Yet we need to be united in our message as to the overall strength and stability of our banking system. We need to encourage calmness in a time of stress." - Kevin Butler
Signs of the Times… Unfortunately.
Closing branch offices? Let customers know with closure signs that are quick and easy to customize and print in whatever quantity you need.
Client Spotlight: United Republic Bank
Amy Keltner, Executive Assistant & Marketing at United Republic Bank, needed to quickly inform her customers of a temporary Saturday closure of the bank's lobby without spending too much time developing content. She was able to customize our “Coronavirus Closing - Temporary Closure” layout to inform her customers about alternative ways they could still access their accounts and bank services.
"During this ever busy and mind-boggling time in keeping things going, it is great to have these various templates and not having to create the wheel but just make it your own.” - Amy Keltner
For more information on how BankMarketingCenter.com can help your bank with the critical messaging needed during this Covid-19 crisis, contact Neal Reynolds at 678-528-6688 or firstname.lastname@example.org