Bankers Online: What Is It?
Bankers Online (“BOL”) is a popular website that provides helpful content, tools, and resources for professionals who work at banks, credit unions, and related organizations (such as CPA firms and consulting companies).
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Bankers Online here at Alogent. (We routinely share content from BOL on our social channels, and we’re even listed as a sponsor on BankersOnline.com.)
In this article, we’ll tell you what you need to know about Bankers Online and why you should check it daily.
About Bankers Online
Bankers Online is the free service that resulted from a collaboration between the Bankers Information Network and Glia Group, Inc., two organizations with deep-seated roots in the banking industry.
Founded in 2000, BankersOnline.com is a pioneer in the digital financial education sector, providing one of the most diverse and extensive collections of online banking resources. Content published on BankersOnline.com generally fits into one of five categories:
Free Resources Available on BankersOnline.com
Bankers Online offers free content in almost every format imaginable, including:
Online Webinars: The Bankers Online event calendar lists upcoming banking conferences along with educational and product information webinars.
Banking News: The Top Stories page of BankersOnline.com provides a real-time news feed that keeps bankers informed of the latest happenings in the industry.
Q&As: Vendors, including Alogent, publish helpful tips and best practices in an intuitive, Q&A-style format. Here’s an example Q&A that we recently published on the topic of loan policy exception tracking.
Downloadable Tools: If there’s one thing we know, it’s this: Bankers love spreadsheets. Bankers Online’s free repository of downloadable tools offers a nice mix of spreadsheets, checklists, and templates, including our TicklerTrax exception tracker.
Email Newsletters: Bankers Online is also known among bankers for its daily and weekly newsletters. Banker Briefing, Compliance Briefing, Security Spotlight, and Tech Talk are a few subscriptions that you can join for free.
Digital Forums: Have an important question that you need to ask? Check out BOL’s online forum to start a discussion or participate in an existing thread.
Forms & Regs: Aggregated resources, such as BOL’s banker forms library and regulation library, provide quick access to tools and information that bankers need to perform their jobs.
Premium Resources Available on BankersOnline.com
In addition to free content, Bankers Online also provides a selection of premium content:
Live Training: Bankers can unlock premium webinar content on an a la carte basis or gain unlimited access with a monthly (or annual) subscription. Learn more at: https://www.bollearningconnect.com/.
Templates: Browse compliance, operations, lending, HR, and other templates, such as policies, forms, signs, and training aids.
Newsletters: Bankers’ Hotline and Compliance Action email newsletters deliver in-depth content to financial institutions’ inboxes.
Services: Service-based solutions, such as https://www.bankcompliance.com/, provide financial institutions with direct access to compliance experts.
Check Out BankersOnline.com Today!
With so many changes going on in the world, websites like BankersOnline.com are more important than ever for protecting the long-term health of your financial institution. Spend a few minutes and check out the resources that BankersOnline.com has to offer—both free and paid.