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Each week, we at Peak Consulting try our best to put out a featured post for our clients and customers about relevant issues in their fields.
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Peak Conference Highlights Peak Consulting's 1st Annual Training Conference was held September 20th - 22nd at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, NE. Highlights of the conference included training sessions focused on deposit and loan operations, vendors with...read more
Core Optimization - Deposit Hot Topics: I have been on several Deposit Core Optimization engagements in the last couple of months, so I thought I would share some of the hot topics specific to the core that I've run into. I've worked with both large and...read more
Conversion Phases When a Financial Institution acquires another Financial Institution, it can take several months to convert the accounts onto the current system. There are six conversion phases to take into consideration when planning for an account conversion....read more
10 Productivity Tips These tips for productivity will help you find the motivation you need to be more productive each day. Get your blood flowing by doing some sort of physical activity in the morning. Even a quick 15 minute walk can help prepare you for the day...read more
Millennials and Banking by Christy Mollhoff The definition of a millennial is those born between approximately 1980 and 2000. Millennials (Gen Y’ers) have just recently passed up the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation with about 80 million. It’s forecasted...read more
1098 Forms and Seasonal Addresses 1098 forms for the 2016 tax season require information regarding borrower address compared to collateral address on loans. Box 7 may be incorrectly checked on the 1098 form if a Seasonal Address is being used. For example, the...read more
Keys for Implementing Change Management in Core Operations by Cole Anderson Identify a Change Management Champion (CMC) to be accountable and champion the process as a whole. The CMC’s job is to ensure the Change Management process maintains the momentum necessary to...read more
End of Year 1099-MISC Reporting changes IRS Publication 1220 states a change for the 2016 tax year when reporting nonemployee compensation payments in Box 7 of the 1099-MISC tax form. If your Financial Institution has 1099-MISC forms with Box 7 information, they...read more
Mainframe Operations Training Does your Financial Institution have a newer mainframe operator or backup operator that is struggling to understand the concepts behind the Fiserv Premier® update process and what each program does? Or has your Financial Institution...read more
Opportunity to review collateral addresses and descriptions with 2016 changes to the 1098 Forms. The IRS requires that the address or description of the property securing a mortgage is reported on the 1098 forms for 2016. Fiserv has released a program that creates...read more
Road Notes from Peak Consulting
Peak Consulting travels around the country, as well as in their local state of Nebraska, to help banks and credit unions maximize their core operating platforms. Learn more about our experiences, learnings, and trainings.
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Peak Consulting recently worked with a client near Hershey, PA. Hershey is home to Hershey's Chocolate World and Hershey Park among many other attractions. How did Hershey's chocolate and Hershey, PA get started? Milton Hershey, Hershey's Chocolate founder, tried a...read more
Striped Pig Distillery On a recent client trip to Charleston, SC, Cole and Christy had the opportunity to tour the Striped Pig Distillery in North Charleston. Johnny, one of the owners, gave us the tour. He was very passionate about the entire process and made the...read more
Memphis, TN Travel Blog We recently had the opportunity to visit Memphis, TN for a conference. Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee and is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff where the Mississippi and Wolf Rivers meet. We had the chance to check...read more
Charleston, SC Local Dining We traveled to Charleston, SC to work with a client at the end of August and were able to try some great local restaurants during our time there. Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and is known for its rich history,...read more
New Hampshire Lakes Region Local Dining New Hampshire is a small New England state with quaint towns, beautiful lakes, trees and mountains. At the heart of New Hampshire is the Lakes Region which has Lake Winnipesaukee, a popular destination for canoeing, fishing and...read more
Burlington, VT local breweries Brent recently worked with a client in Vermont and was able to check out a few of the local breweries. Magic Hat Brewing Company is located in southern Burlington. Magic Hat started in 1994 and moved to the current location in 1997. ...read more
The Peak Loan Team goes to Bath, Maine. We had the privilege to work with a client in Bath, Maine and what a beautiful place to be in May! The weather was perfect, the air crisp and clean, and no snow! Things to do: Reid State Park was a neat place to visit on our...read more
Las Vegas Road Notes We recently went on a trip to Las Vegas for client meetings and a conference. The weather was not as warm as we would have liked (it was actually warmer in Nebraska a couple of days), but we were able to do some fun things while we were there. ...read more
We were recently in Burlington, Vermont while working with a client in the area. What a neat place to visit! Things to do: Church Street Marketplace in Downtown Burlington, Vermont is an award-winning open air mall. It is a hub of activity where you'll find...read more
Austin, TX We recently had the opportunity to visit Austin, TX for a conference. Austin is the capital of Texas and the 2nd largest state capital in the United States after Phoenix, AZ. It adopted the "Silicon Valley" nickname in the 90's being the development home...read more
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The Voice News - article published on April 21, 2016 Peak Consulting LLC helps clients maximize software Liz Stratman, The Voice News HICKMAN – Looking to help clients in a proactive way, Brent Reynolds of the Cortland area and Cole Anderson of Lincoln decided to...read more
Peak News - Summer Edition 2017 Peak's Summer Edition Newsletter has been published! Our newsletter has information on Peak's User Conference in September along with articles on Loan Hot topics, Deposit Charge off automation, Conversion Process Management,...read more
Peak News Issue Number One. Peak is excited to publish our first newsletter. We have put together some information related to the financial industry with articles on Change Management, Millennials, what our clients are saying about Premier 8.4 and even what "Peanut...read more