American Banker rolls out redesigned website
American Banker, which dropped its daily print edition a year ago, has rolled out a redesigned website on Thursday.
Editor Marc Hochstein said the goal of the redesign was to “deliver a modern, user-friendly online experience.”
“The new site is just so much cleaner looking and easier to navigate,” said Hochstein in an interview with Talking Biz News. “It’s a lot easier for us to change things.”
For example, when American Banker pushed the button on the redesign Wednesday night, Hochstein noticed that the button for its podcasts was missing on the home page. Hochstein was able to update the home page and add the podcast button in about two minutes.
“In the old system, we would have had to write a ticket to our third-party vendor,” said Hochstein.
Other Source Media websites such as the Credit Union Journal and Payment Source have also undergone redesigns in the past year. The new website allows the publication’s reporters and editors to create their own graphics such as bar charts and stock charts.
Hochstein said that the publication’s editorial content will remain focused on key topics such as regulation, financial technology and where growth comes from in a mature industru.
“Financial services has always been a highly regulated industry, but never more so in the last eight years,” said Hochstein. “And we have a new administration that has a new deregulatory bent. So it will be interesting to see how that plays out in Washington.”