Both individually and as a banker, I've been a pretty active participant in Twitter over the last few months. It is a fun, vibrant, and growing community with a lot going on. But, like many users, I was unsure of the usefulness and value of the space. Now I know.
We recently worked with one of our customers, Aaron Brazell, to resolve some issues on his account. His blog post at technosailor describes the series of events in some detail so I won't repeat them here. We've found that Twitter is an ... [More]
You may not have noticed it lately, but we’ve been up to some pretty interesting things here at 1st Mariner. We have redesigned our blog, changed our Facebook page and recently added a Twitter account. If reading Facebook and Twitter doesn’t mean much to you, then this article is for you.
I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz surrounding social media and you’re probably curious why a local bank is using it. Well, it’s simple, one of our objectives is to provide excellent customer service, and an eff... [More]
Prosper and Lending Club, 2 person to person lending sites, showed continued growth in the month of February, as they added 100,000+ unique users since January. Both of these companies facilitate loans between individuals through their social networking sites. The concept is to use this network to borrow money from friends/individuals with the companies providing the structure to formalize the process. To learn more, check out the Prosper web site.