MARQUIS: FS Vendors’ Vendor of the Week

What is your company name?

MARQUIS

Please give a short bio of your company

MARQUIS is the largest provider of MCIF solutions in financial services. We also have over 100 CRM installations. Our Direct Marketing division is the fastest growing Creative Agency in financial services. We help hundreds of banks, thrifts and credit unions manage CRA, HMDA and Fair Lending Compliance.

When was your company started?

MARQUIS began 25 years ago.

What is your targeted market?

For Marketing, we focus our attention on Banks, Thrifts and Credit Unions from about $100M to $50 Billion in assets. In compliance, we typically direct our sales efforts to banks and thrifts greater than $600M in assets.

Who is your competition, and what do you do better?

Regardless of the competition, we pride ourselves on providing solutions that are easy to use, complete and affordable. Differing MARQUIS solutions offer specific product advantages, such as an automatic daily updated MCIF with built-in direct marketing triggers, and turnkey fulfillment and measurement.

Our Compliance solutions live by the same Easy, Complete, and Affordable standard.

MARQUIS exceeds client’s expectations by actually doing what we say we will. It is simple really. We partner with clients and go out of our way to help them achieve measurable success.

How many current customers do you have and what is your estimated yearly growth?

Nearly 750 banks, thrifts and credit unions in the United States and abroad are clients. Our growth is found both with new relationships and in helping to solve new challenges for existing clients.

What types of products and/or services do you offer?

MARQUIS provides solutions that get provable results. Specifically we offer MCIF software and outsourced services, CRM software, Direct Marketing creative and fulfillment, marketing consulting, along with our solutions for compliance: CRA, HMDA and Fair Lending software, services and consulting.

How do you see your company in the next 2-5 years?

MARQUIS will contunue to assist financial instituttions with Marketing, Sales and Compliance. New products will enhance our standing in the financial services industry.

How many employees and/or freelance contractors do you currently have?

There are about 60 full time employees at MARQUIS. We perform all of the sales, software develpment, training, creative, printing/fulfillment, consulting, etc ourselves. We do not use outside resources to fulfill our obligations with clients. This insures that we can exceed their expectations!

How much does your company embrace risk?

MARQUIS helps clients manage risk. We are typically looking for ways to avoid unecessary risk of any kind.

What has been the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as a company?

Our biggest challenge has been in moving from a small family business to a sophisticated, multi-vertical enterprise.

What else is interesting about your story?

We are still a very private, family business.

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