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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 4/26/19

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Vol. IV, No. 17 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 4/26/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: This week I had conversations with the C-Suite executives of two banks that were founded in the past 20 or so years on the same strategic premise: consolidation within the banking industry has resulted in a two-tiered industry structure…

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Tom Brown’s Banling Weekly 4/18/19

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Vol. IV, No. 16 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 4/18/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Three chats. In the last few days I’ve had three particularly interesting conversations with individuals who represent a portion of the wide spectrum of players trying to capitalize on the big changes going on in the financial services industry.…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 4/12/19

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Vol. IV, No. 15 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 4/12/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: CEO bank meeting. My friends at bank technology consultant Cornerstone Advisors (who do great work for mid-size banks, by the way) were kind enough to invite me to their annual bankers’ meeting in Dana Point, California this week. It…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 3/29/19

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Vol. IV, No. 13 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 3/29/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Chime, a challenger bank. Last week I had a very interesting call with Chris Britt, the co-founder and CEO of Chime Bank, a startup founded in 2013 on the principle that “people don’t think they should have to pay to…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 3/22/19

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Vol. IV, No. 12 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 3/22/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Attending the victory party with Synovus and United Community Banks. This week I met in Atlanta with Synovus CEO Kessel Stelling, CFO Kevin Blair, and the head of wholesale banking (and former chief risk officer), Kevin Howard. The next day…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 3/15/19

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Vol. IV, No. 11 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 3/15/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: The challenges and opportunities for regional banks.  M&T Bank CEO René Jones is admirably and honorably carrying on a tradition set by his predecessor, the late Bob Wilmers, of writing annual letters to shareholders that are detailed, insightful, and…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 3/8/19

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Vol. IV, No. 10 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 3/8/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Where the economy’s headed. The expansion has been going on for so long that it’s entirely understandable, I suppose, for people to worry that it’s about to simply conk out from old age. And while I think it’s healthy,…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 3/1/19

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Vol. IV, No. 9 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 3/1/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Regions’ investor day. Regions Financial did an outstanding job presenting at its triennial investor day in New York on Wednesday. Some highlights: Meeting financial targets. Regions suffered more than its share of credit problems in the last recession, so…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 2/22/19

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Vol. IV, No. 8 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 2/22/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Boston bank tour. I recently had the opportunity to meet with the CEOs of three very different banking companies in Boston. I’ll start with the most traditional, and end with what could be the most interesting bank in the country.…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 2/15/19

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Vol. IV, No. 7 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 2/15/19 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: The irony of the BB&T-SunTrust merger. On July 3, 1984, the Trust Company of Georgia and SunBanks of Florida announced their agreement to merge to form SunTrust, in a deal that, technically speaking, was illegal back then since interstate…

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