Amber Smith

Amber, director of marketing, is a marketer with over 13 years of experience. She has a keen interest in the digital world and was one of the first participants in Duke University's digital media and marketing program, one of the most comprehensive, online media marketing programs in the nation. Amber also has a deep understanding of the unique challenges banks face today, having worked for an Iowa community bank for over seven years. Before joining Akouba, Amber was part of a global marketing team for an elearning company based in Chicago and was responsible for managing lead generation and digital marketing campaigns for the global team.

Recent Posts

Dec 12

PayNet, Inc. & Akouba Announce Technology Collaboration

PayNet, Inc., a leading data analytic company that provides credit assessments to improve small business lending and Akouba, provider of a secure cloud based small business lending and onboarding platform, announce a data and technology relationship. This enhancement provides commercial lenders with rapid access to the most predictive small business scores and risk management tools through the industry’s most innovative digital lending platform

To learn more about the Akouba and PayNet offering, a free webinar will be presented on Wednesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m. CT. For more information on this relationship visit, https://www.akoubacredit.com/paynet.

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Oct 10

Whitepaper: The Future of Small Business Lending Technology

Our newest whitepaper, "Increasing Outreach, Profit and Customer Satisfaction in the SMB Lending Space Through Digitization" is available for download.

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Sep 09

Building a strategic plan to digitize your lending? Download our toolkit

Lending has seen a lot of changes during the past few years. Many of these changes can be attributed to the rapidly evolving technology landscape, as well as a huge shift in the way your customers and staff are actually doing business and work. Changes in the way people use technology, and new ways clients go about actually applying for a loan are just a few of the contributing factors in the technology shift financial institutions know they need to make. 

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Sep 09

Join Virginia Bankers Association & Akouba's webinar

Commercial lending is becoming more and more of a digital business today. Experts from Akouba, provider of the Virginia Bankers Association's (VBA) newly endorsed Small Business Loan Origination Platform, will discuss on September 21, at 1-2 PM CDT, how the lending process is improved for bankers as well as customers through Akouba's platform, and how the technology can help banks attract and retain the best talent.

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Sep 09

Akouba Earns Web Accessibility Certification

Akouba’s digital lending application, which offers community and regional banks an origination and underwriting platform for small business loans, has been certified by AudioEye, Inc, a 3rd-party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring.

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Aug 08

See and Hear Akouba's September 2017 Feature Updates

Akouba's most recent release is all about creating an amazing user experience journey for all. Our product design team has created a proven borrower experience that will lead to more completed applications for your financial institution. So take a few moments to see and hear how Akouba is creating a better digital experience for all users.

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Aug 08

Meet Chris Rentner Founder & CEO Akouba [VIDEO]

 Filmed with the BizCast team, Chris Rentner, CEO of Akouba, talks about the greatest business lesson he has ever learned and why the military is the best entrepreneurship training program.

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Aug 08

Virginia Bankers Association Endorses Digital Lending Solution by Akouba

The Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) has endorsed the digital lending solution provided by Akouba, which offers community and regional banks an origination and underwriting platform for small business loans. VBA members will receive preferred pricing.

To learn more about Akouba’s digital lending solution, VBA will offer a free webinar on Thursday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information, visit http://www.vabankers.org/akouba.

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Aug 08

Building a strategic plan to digitize your lending in 2018 [WEBINAR]

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1-2 PM CST 

Join Akouba for a truly informative and free webinar to help you build a strategic plan to digitize your lending in 2018. This webinar is for the team that is ready to digitize their lending program but is not quite sure they have the time, right tools or team in line to be successful.

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Aug 08

Buyers Guide: Small Business Lending Software

9 smart questions to ask before buying a small business loan origination platform

Is digitizing your small business lending becoming a priority for your financial institution? Increased efficiency, profitability, banker productivity and enhanced customer experience are all reasons why you should be.   For example: In most banks, it costs the same amount in administrative and overhead costs to underwrite a $50,000 loan, as it does for a $1 million loan.  Wouldn’t it be great to free up your team to focus on the most important thing, the customer, and let the technology take of the rest?

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