–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 29 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 7/23/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: An update from Mary Mack, head of consumer banking at Wells Fargo. There is no one in banking that I can think of who’s had a more difficult,…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 28 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 7/16/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Big changes at Texas Capital. When I became a bank analyst in the early 1980s, large Texas banks were the darlings of the industry. They were highly profitable and…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 27 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 7/9/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: The remarkable success story that is nCino. I first came to know nCino and its CEO, Pierre Naudé, years ago on a visit to see Live Oak Bancshares…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 26 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 7/2/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Meta Financial is expanding its banking-as-a-service (BaaS) business model. The investment partnership I manage has owned Meta Financial for quite a while. When I first got interested in the…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 25 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 6/25/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: The unusually attractive business of QCR Holdings. QCR Holdings is a highly unusual $6 billion bank holding company, based in Moline, Ill., with four bank subsidiaries: the Quad City…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 24 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 6/18/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD:  Nashville’s FB Financial.  Last week I talked with Chris Holmes, CEO of the highly profitable FB Financial, parent of First Bank in Nashville. I hadn’t spoken with Chris since…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 23 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 6/11/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD:  ConnectOne Bancorp is another interesting founder-run bank.  In my never-ending search to expand my knowledge of financial services companies, I have developed a particular interest in companies where…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 22 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 6/4/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Catching up with Regions CEO John Turner.  Regions Financial, along with Citizens Financial, Huntington Bancorp., and KeyCorp, are four banking companies that each have over $100 billion in…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 21 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 5/28/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: A lot Going on at BancorpSouth.  This week I got an update on what’s going on at Tupelo, Miss.-based BancorpSouth from CEO Dan Rollins. Here are some highlights: Acquisitions…

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 20 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 5/21/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Against the odds, Dogwood State Bank has Enjoyed great success in its first two years. The banking industry has been in a period of tremendous change since 2009, change…

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