AUSTIN, TX (July 11, 2018) – Somerset Trust Company, an independent community bank with more than $1 billion in assets, today announced it is establishing the inaugural “National Fintech Day,” on Aug. 20, 2018. Together with the bank’s long-time digital banking partner, Malauzai – a Finastra company, and others, the celebration recognizes the continued collaboration between financial institutions and technology providers to launch innovative services and solutions that meet the shifting demands of today’s customer, while developing solutions for the next-generation of account holders.
“Fintech is critical to the future of banking,” said John Gill, chief operating officer for Somerset Trust Company. “The use of smartphones for mobile banking, investing services and cryptocurrency are current examples of technologies aiming to make financial services more accessible to the general public. In an ever-changing world collaboration between banks and financial technology companies is becoming increasingly important. As a financial institution we partner with numerous Fintech companies to provide outstanding and innovative products and services to our customers. We are proud to designate August 20th as National Fintech Day to celebrate these partnerships and the innovative products that have resulted from them.”
In honor of the first ever National Fintech Day, Somerset Trust Company will be hosting a technology fair at its headquarters in Somerset, Pa. Technology providers will be on-site showcasing the latest innovations and will be available to answer questions or address concerns consumers may have regarding the future of fintech. The community is invited to attend this family-friendly outdoor event featuring a variety of activities including demonstrations from local robotics teams, a magic mirror interactive selfie experience, a virtual roller coaster, delicious food, drinks and more.
Over the last decade, Somerset Trust Company has broadened and strengthened its community bank franchise. While engaged in expansion activity within its geographic footprint, the bank has a firm commitment to the communities it serves and has effectively used technology to better serve customers.