Spring 2016

Thought leadership you can expect from a bank that’s your business partner – not just your regular bank

As an extension of the Thinking Ahead Business Series, this newsletter is another resource for your business; designed to provide you with solutions to the pressing topics and issues keeping you up at night.

Direct Connect to QuickBooks® and Quicken®

The Direct Connect connection between Capital Bank business accounts and financial software products QuickBooks/Quicken is now available! This upgrade to Web Connect allows you to sync your account information with financial management software faster, easier and without logging in to online banking. Click here to learn more how Direct Connect can complement your business banking.

Capital Bank is one of the few regional banks that offer Direct Connect – another example of our commitment to technology business solutions. Click here to read our latest press release.

Washington Area Economy Positioned for Faster Growth in 2016

Forecasts for 2016 have the Washington, DC area Gross Regional Product (GRP) outperforming the national economy for the first time since 2010. What’s behind the region’s renewed economy? Click here to access the update.

According to economist Stephen Fuller, Ph.D., the great magnitude and mix of job growth across area business sectors in 2015 and early 2016 have significant income implications, creating increased demand for housing, goods and services – a promising sign of continuing economic growth. Click here to read Dr. Fuller's Economic Update provided to Capital Bank.

Symposium for Military-related Organizations

Capital Bank’s most recent Thinking Ahead Symposium was held March 10 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA, with representatives from 28 military and veteran not-for-profit organizations in attendance. Four-Star General Jack Keane (U.S. Army, retired) spoke about current events affecting global security and international relations, and the resulting challenges to US military strategy.

Dr. Kimberly Kagan, Founder and President of The Institute for the Study of War, moderated a post-presentation Q&A that drew parallels between military and organizational management. The evening ended with a cocktail reception, allowing people to meet the speakers and mingle with their peers.

Capital Bank is proud to bring experienced leaders to benefit and inspire the business community. We are committed to the success of local organizations and offer products and resources – such as Thinking Ahead symposiums – that provide solutions to business needs.

Get Money Smart

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has released new cybersecurity information as part of ongoing efforts to highlight safe online banking strategies. Downloadable guides for both consumers and business customers include tips to help users protect their computer systems and data.

In addition to the guides, the FDIC also released a special edition of FDIC Consumer News featuring steps consumers can take – and what banking institutions are doing – to prevent online fraud and theft.

Tech-forward Thinking Impresses the FRB


The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) economics magazine recently interviewed Norma Mattison, Vice President of Deposit Operations for Capital Bank.

The bank was noted as an exemplary bank of its size for its focus on technology and automation, continually improving operations that benefit business clients.

Norma Mattison, Vice President of Deposit Operations for Capital Bank, is featured in the current issue of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) economics magazine, Focus. Mattison, an early adopter of technology, explains her experience with automated services that streamline operations for Capital Bank including FRB-provided services. “Capital Bank is constantly searching for meaningful products and services to better serve its clients and to make managing their businesses easier and more convenient,” Mattison noted. Click here to read the article.