Putting Your Bank in its Place

Unless you’re King Midas, money isn’t an end in itself. It’s an enabler. We use it to provide the things we, our families, and our communities need and want so we have an amazing life together. Banks almost always put themselves in the wrong place in this story. They craft their business model as if the banking transaction is the final step in the customer’s process. It’s not. It’s usually somewhere in the middle. One [...]

By | 2018-08-01T14:29:39+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Finance, Professional Services|Comments Off on Putting Your Bank in its Place

Banking On Acquisitions

If there’s one thing bankers know how to do, it’s acquire. Pundits are once again predicting that banks will be at the top of the charts for M&A activity. Despite their wealth of experience, bankers continue to fumble through post-acquisition integration from time to time. We offer five lessons from the big leagues that bear repeating: Keep the management team that knows what it’s doing. Bank executives mistakenly use acquisitions to make wholesale “upgrades” to [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:04+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Finance|Comments Off on Banking On Acquisitions