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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 1/7/22

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 1 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 1/7/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: The re-starts at Texas Capital and Berkshire Hills Bancorp. At the end of last year and the beginning of this year, I had a chance to talk with Rob…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 12/23/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 50 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 12/23/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD:  WinTrust turns 30 on December 27. Happy Birthday! It is only appropriate that we close the year by celebrating another founder-led banking company that has been a smashing…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 12/17/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 49 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 12/17/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD:  Bridgewater Bancshares, a star banking performer in the Twin Cities. At the suggestion of Dave Nelson, CEO of West Bancorp. (profiled here on Dec. 3), I had a…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 12/10/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 48 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 12/10/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Takeaways from the annual Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference. I don’t normally spend much time listening to 35-minute company presentations at investment bank-sponsored conferences, but I did this…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 12/3/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 47 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 12/3/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: West Bancorp. is the poster child for community banking. In the last two years, I have discovered some truly great banking companies and banking CEOs among the roughly 900…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 11/19/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 45 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 11/19/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: What is the “one thing” in banking that has led to superior performance? I have given a few presentations to management teams and boards recently, and in my preparations…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 11/12/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 44 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 11/12/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Amalgamated Financial was ahead of the times.  Amalgamated Financial was founded in New York in 1923 as the bank for labor. Keith Mestrich was the CEO from 2014 until…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 11/5/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 43 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 11/5/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Thoughts on banks and fintechs. This week, at the request of Consumer Bankers Association president Richard Hunt, I addressed the CBA board and shared my thoughts on the…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 10/29/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 42 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 10/29/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Visa wants banks to lead the way in gaining data permission. With the exponential advances in data processing and storage, leading firms in many industries are using data…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 10/22/21

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–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VI, No. 41 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 10/22/21 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Lunch with Harris Simmons. This week I had a great lunch with Zions Bancorp. CEO Harris Simmons. Afterward, when I got back to my car, I sat for a…

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