Gen Z prefers banks to big techs, but shuns branches

first_imgMillennials may take the prize as the most analyzed generation, from a marketing standpoint, but the next-younger generation, Gen Z, isn’t far behind. Considering that as of 2020 the youngest members of Gen Z are still five years old, that may seem a little over the top.It’s not. Gen Z is nearly as big a generation as Millennials, and the older half of it, roughly age 15 to 25 in 2020, is both immediately relevant for bank and credit union marketers and an important indicator of future consumer expectations.For the third year straight, Manole Capital Management (MCM), a fintech-focused hedge fund, surveyed Gen Z consumers specifically about their banking and payment preferences. The sample group of nearly 300 college students ranged in age from 18 to 25, most of them still in college, but all with established banking relationships. Eight out of ten respondents were banking with a major national bank, the rest had accounts with community banks or credit unions. The survey was taken just as COVID was ramping up in the U.S. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Curved beach house with copper facade unlike any other on the Gold Coast

first_imgThe modern style gives it a classy edge. No expense has been spared inside. Admire the ocean and surrounding bushland while taking a dip.A refrigerated wine collectors’ cabinet is a highlight while European appliances and a teppanyaki hotplate complement the kitchen.There are seven bedrooms throughout the house, most of which are on the first floor.Doors between four adjacent bedrooms can be opened to create one large room while the main has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to a deck. An identical guest bedroom is on the top floor.A rumpus room on the first floor opens onto a deck that leads to a grassed area and pool. Downstairs, four cars can comfortably park in the carport and there is plenty of storage. A glass lift services all three levels.Mrs Holmes couldn’t pick a favourite feature.“The wine cabinet is pretty gorgeous — it’s like art really — and obviously the copper wave,” she said. “And then there’s the view of Currumbin Creek and the ocean.”She said the whole family would miss the house but they wanted to move closer to their children’s school.“I feel like it’s so warm that any family could walk in and say ‘this is home’,” she saidIt is listed through Kollosche agents Michael Kollosche and Eoghan Murphy under an expressions of interest campaign, which closes on September 11. “The property is built on a hill and the hill is quite steep,” Mrs Holmes said. “We thought if we keep it simple, it won’t look over the top.”A wide deck on the top floor makes the most of the house’s surroundings.It is the perfect spot to soak up the panoramic views of Currumbin Creek, the ocean and rainforest.Open the sliding glass doors and the deck becomes part of the combined kitchen, living and dining area. MORE NEWS: Surprising suburb named one of Australia’s most affordable What a view!IT is one of the most unusual yet impressive houses on the Gold Coast.Shaped like a wave with a copper clad facade, the distinctive residence, which is perched on a hillside that borders Currumbin National Park and overlooks the ocean, is in a league of its own.Designed by Paul Uhlmann Architects, the three-storey house has been built to a high standard.In fact, its cutting-edge design has earned it a couple of accolades, including a Master Builder award. The kitchen is contemporary with top-of-the-line appliances. Its curved shaped resembles a wave. It’s built onto a hillside.While it appears to be a trophy home, owners Krystle and Mark Holmes designed it with their five children in mind.In need of more space for their growing clan and wanting to be closer to the beach, the couple put pen to paper and called in the experts to create their dream family home.“My husband and I, we wanted to build something for our children,” Mrs Holmes said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I’m very hands on, so is my husband, so everything in our home is how we wanted it. Every detail my husband and I chose.”Natural materials including timber, stone, iron and stainless steel are featured throughout the contemporary residence and help it blend into its surrounding environment. MORE NEWS: Restored Hamptons house the most popular pad going to auctionlast_img read more

Southeast Indiana educator, bandleader dies

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Charles M. “Bud” Steuver, 89, of Aurora passed away Monday December 10, 2018 at Ridgewood Healthcare in Lawrenceburg.  He was born Thursday June 6, 1929 in Clay Township, Dearborn County, the son of William Leonard and Mildred Mary (Snyder) Steuver.  Charles graduated from Lawrenceburg High School and Indiana State University with a double major in music and history.  He started his teaching career in Dillsboro 1951-1956, as the band director and music teacher for all 12 grades. He then went to Danville, Indiana for 1 year and then was band director at Lawrenceburg High School until 1971.  At that time, he started teaching general education and social studies at the Aurora Jr. High School until his retirement in 1984.  Charles was an accomplished musician playing the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, along with the string bass and clarinet.  He played in both the Terre Haute and Indiana State University Symphonies.  He also had played in various dance bands in his early career.  In later years, he loved working on cars, camping, and traveling.  He enjoyed John Wayne movies and was a Civil War buff who enjoyed traveling to the locations of where the different battles had been fought. He also knew the history behind every one of those battles.  Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Aurora and was a former member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Hopewell F&AM Masonic Lodge in Dillsboro.Survivors include daughter, Linda K. (Dennis) Schmidt of Bright, sons Douglas P. (Beverly) Steuver of Mustang, Oklahoma, Joseph W. Steuver of Beaver Creek, Ohio and Thomas A. (Lisa) Steuver of Bright, sister Elizabeth Ferber of Ft. Myers, Florida, grandchildren Nicholas, Jacob, Michelle, Olivia, Victoria and Charles Steuver, James Thatcher II, Jillian Brown, Jennifer Caldwell, Stephanie Carter, Stephen Thomas, Melissa Grijalva, Craig Schmidt, Tyler Schmidt, Chelsea Eckstein, 15 great grandchildren, and a host of friends and former students.A service celebrating his life will be 11AM Friday December 14, at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro.  Family and Friends may gather to honor and remember Charles Thursday 5-8 PM also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora or the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Dillsboro. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018, (812)432-5480. You may go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Nassib earns Big East honors after record-setting game; Lemon questionable for game against USC

first_img Published on September 4, 2012 at 1:22 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Syracuse revealed a new up-tempo offensive system Saturday.Quarterback Ryan Nassib thrived in it. Nassib completed 45 of 66 passes for 470 yards against Northwestern, setting single-game program records in all three categories and earning Big East offensive player of the week honors.“I felt comfortable with the system. I really did,” Nassib said after SU’s 42-41 loss to the Wildcats. “I felt like we put up a lot of points. We’ve had success in practice. We were translating into the game but it wasn’t quite enough.”SU head coach Doug Marrone said the plays were all in the playbook last season, only the pace changed. The Orange went no-huddle throughout the game and Nassib directed the unit from the shotgun.It worked as well as Nassib and the SU coaches could’ve hoped. He leads the nation in passing yards after the prolific performance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn addition to the SU records, he tied the single-game, Big East completions record, and broke the conference single-game pass attempts record.Nassib also showed an ability to make plays with his legs, running a variety of quarterback keepers to finish with 30 yards rushing.“Ryan can handle a lot. I don’t worry about Ryan Nassib being able to handle anything,” Marrone said after the game. “He ran the ball. They did a nice job of changing up their scheme and he ran the ball.“Ball security out of the pocket was better and his footwork was better. He threw the ball really well. I don’t have a lot of issues with Ryan.”SU focused on improving special teamsMental lapses and broken plays on special teams overshadowed an otherwise impressive performance by Syracuse in the season opener against Northwestern.Despite a record day by Nassib, a combined 84 yards rushing by running backs Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley, and 117 yards receiving by Marcus Sales, the Orange fell 42-41 to the Wildcats.“I feel like we are heading in the right direction and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us,” Marrone said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference Monday. “But we probably have more things to build on now than we’ve had in the past.”Marrone said going into week two after a 37-34 victory over Wake Forest last season, Syracuse had a long way to go. This season, the head coach said it’s time to build on the positives and move forward from the Orange’s disappointing loss.SU faces a daunting task this Saturday when it faces No. 1 Southern California at MetLife Stadium. And, an improved performance on special teams will be crucial against the Trojans.Wildcats running back Venric Mark returned two punts for 134 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown return. The kicks were good, Marrone said. The coverage was another story.“Obviously, we had two very good kicks,” Marrone said. “We had good hang, we kicked it very, very deep. What happened was we lost our contain.”Marrone said the Orange walked through the coverage to make sure the players knew their spots, which is critical for Saturday’s game against USC. The Trojans have a number of good kickoff returners, including Robert Woods and Marqise Lee.Lee took a kick return 100 yards for a touchdown in USC’s 49-10 victory over Hawaii, and Marrone said USC punt returner Nickell Robey is as “dynamic” as Mark.“We’re working on building on the positive,” Marrone said. “And getting ready for an opponent now that is the top-ranked team in the country.”Stevens in, Lemon questionable for USCSyracuse wide receiver Alec Lemon is day-to-day as he recovers from a lower body injury. Marrone said how he performs this week in workouts will determine if he can play against USC.“Alec Lemon, I really don’t know,” Marrone said. “Last week, when we worked him out before the game, we really didn’t feel very comfortable putting him back in that situation.”Wide receiver Adrian Flemming will return to practice and will “work himself in,” but likely won’t play against the Trojans.Marrone said tight end David Stevens, who has been working back from a lower-body injury, should be available to play Saturday. Stevens was in uniform against Northwestern and could’ve played if the team needed him. But Marrone said it was beneficial that he did not have to play since it gave him more rest. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more