06/06/24

The Keys to Asset-Liability Management in Today’s Rate Environment

Today Tom Fitzgerald sits down with Billy Fielding to discuss the ALM trends we are seeing with our community bank clients and strategies to navigate the current economic environment. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and…

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05/27/24

When Will the Fed Start Cutting Rates? Economic Outlook with Joe Keating

Today Tom Fitzgerald welcomes Joe Keating back to the podcast. Joe serves as Senior Portfolio Manager at SouthState Wealth and is a regular contributor to the podcast. They discuss Joe’s economic forecast and when the Fed might start cutting rates. Subscribe to Tom’s Friday Five Newsletter Here The views, information, or opinions expressed during this…

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05/20/24

The Art of Selling Your Bank with Kurt Knutson

Today we sit down with former bank CEO, Kurt Knutson. We discuss his book The Art of Selling Your Bank, where most M&A deals go wrong, how to merge 2 different cultures, and how to increase your bank’s value — whether you plan to sell or remain independent.  GET THE FIRST SECTION OF KURT’S BOOK FOR…

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05/13/24

The State of Bank M&A with Catherine Mealor from KBW

Today we sit down with Catherine Mealor, Managing Director of Equity Research at KBW. We discuss the current M&A environment and its implications for communtiy banks. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees. SouthState…

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05/06/24

5 Fundamentals to Transform Your Leadership with Mark Miller from Chick-fil-A

Today we bring back a popular guest and friend of the show, Mark Miller.  Mark spent over 40 years with Chick-fil-A, most recently serving as Vice President of High Performance Leadership. Mark recently retired and has co-founded a new organization dedicated to serving leaders called Lead Every Day. In today’s episode, we talk with Mark…

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04/15/24

The Future Of Core Processing With Nymbus CEO Jeffery Kendall

Today Chris Nichols, our Director of Capital Markets, sits down with Nymbus CEO Jeffery Kendall. Chris and Jeffery talk about the future of core processing, payments, how banks should be thinking about their relationship with their core provider, and the new opportunities emerging for banks to offer more innovative products and solutions to their customers….

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04/08/24

The Future of Fintech & Community Banking with Scott Mills

Today we’ll be speaking with Scott Mills, president of the William Mills agency based in Atlanta. They specialize in helping fintechs connect with banks, and they work with a number of major bank technology providers. Scott talks about the future of fintech, where fintech partnerships often go wrong for community banks, and how to properly evaluate a…

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04/01/24

The Biggest Challenges Facing Community Banks with Karl Nelson

Today we bring back Karl Nelson from KPN Consulting. Karl recaps the previous year in banking and discusses the biggest challenges facing community banks today. GET YOUR FREE ARC STEP-UP PLAYBOOK HERE The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of…

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03/25/24

Growing Your Leadership and Your Bank with Alex Judd

Today we bring back Alex Judd, Founder of Path for Growth, to discuss healthy leadership, growth, culture, and more. GET YOUR FREE ARC STEP-UP PLAYBOOK HERE The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees SouthState…

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03/18/24

The State of the Banking Industry with Nathan Stovall

Today we’re joined by Nathan Stovall, Director of Financial Institutions Research at S&P Global.  We discuss deposit trends, the outlook for commercial credit, and outlook for interest rates. GET YOUR FREE ARC STEP-UP PLAYBOOK HERE The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily…

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03/11/24

Why Community Banking Matters with Dan Robb, CEO of Jonesburg State Bank & Former ABA Chairman

Today we sit down with Dan Robb, CEO of Jonesburg State Bank and former chairman of the ABA.  We talk about Dan’s passion for the industry and the challenges and opportunities facing community banks today. GET YOUR FREE ARC STEP-UP PLAYBOOK HERE The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the…

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02/01/24

How to Build an Innovative Culture at Your Bank with Keith Wilmot

Today on the show we bring back Keith Wilmot, CEO and Founder of the Ignitor Group. Keith is a leadership expert and specializes in helping companies “hardwire” creativity and innovation into their culture. REGISTER FOR OUR COMMERCIAL LENDING WEBINAR HERE Claim Your Free Refinance Ebook Here The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show…

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01/22/24

Creating Remarkable Digital Banking Experiences with Natasha Drozdak

Today we sit down with Natasha Drozdak, Director of Digital Strategy & Delivery for SouthState. We discuss the importance of creating value through digital banking channels, the lasting effect of the pandemic, and how community banks can use digital banking to grow their business. REGISTER FOR OUR COMMERCIAL LENDING WEBINAR HERE Claim Your Free Refinance…

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01/16/24

Trends That Will Define Banking In 2024

This week we sit back down with Bert Purdy, Partner with FORVIS. We discuss the key trends that will define the community banking landscape in 2024. Book an ARC Demo & Strategy Call with Our Team Here Claim Your Free Strategic Refinane eBook Here Listen to our 2022 interview with Bert about Strategic Planning Claim…

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01/08/24

Using Your Bank’s Data to Uncover New Revenue Opportunities

Today we sit down with Brian Bauer and Sanjay Bhaskar from Revio, a revenue-enabling customer insights platform designed for community banks. We discuss the challenges associated with deciphering your bank’s data and how to leverage it to uncover new revenue opportunities. Claim Your Free Refinance Ebook Here The views, information, or opinions expressed during this…

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01/02/24

Our Best Podcasts of 2023

As we head into the new year, we take a look back at a few of our favorite shows from 2023. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees SouthState Bank, N.A. – Member FDIC

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12/18/23

Bond Portfolio Strategies for 2024

This week Tom Fitzgerald and Leila Coggins from SouthState|DuncanWilliams discuss recent updates from the Fed, the outlook for the 2024 economy, and strategies for the bond portfolio. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees….

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12/04/23

3 Marketing Strategies to Help Grow Deposits & Loans in 2024

This week we sit down with Trey Sheneman, founder of the marketing agency Herald. We discuss the 3 trends in B2B marketing that banks need to embrace in 2024. Want to boost loan yields & NIM in 2024? Sign up for the webinar here ==>> https://southstatecorrespondent.com/event/how-to-boost-loan-yield-increase-nim-now/ The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show…

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11/20/23

How Artificial Intelligence Might Change Community Banking with Ron Shevlin

This week we sit down with Ron Shevlin, Chief Research Officer with Cornerstone Advisors.  Ron is a sought-after speaker, writer, and consultant who works at the intersection of banking and fintech.  He is also a senior contributor at Forbes, where he writes a popular column called “FinTech Snark Tanks.” We talk with Ron about Artificial…

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11/13/23

Advice to Lenders in the Current Interest Rate Environment

Today on the show, Caleb sits down with Sim Cheema to discuss the current state of commercial lending. Sim works with both our commercial lenders here at SouthState, as well as our correspondent community bank customers. She helps them serve their borrowers through ARC, our loan hedging program. To learn more about the ARC Program, click…

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