Minimizing Your Succession Risk: How Great Banks Plan their Talent Strategy

M&A is one of the key reasons that the number of community banks has shrunk 70% since 1990 (15,000 to under less than 4,800 today). Many of these transactions were triggered…

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How Investment Bankers Have the Eye of the Tiger in This Challenging Capital Markets Environment (Part I)

Subscribe to Our Investment Banking Mailing List The financial markets are on everyone’s minds these days, and this certainly includes the uber market sensitive investment banks. That’s why Part I…

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Back to Memphis: How BaaS Friendly-Evolve Bank Continues to Strengthen Its Fintech Footprint  

Chuck Berry said it best when he sang about going back to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. In the short few months since Travillian last spoke with Memphis, Tenn.-based…

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3 Community Bankers Weigh in on the Magnitude of Independence

Community banks are intrinsically woven into the fabric of American society.  They provide an array of valuable services, not the least of which includes being the financial catalyst for a…

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If You Build It, They Will Come: Iowa Bank Wins Over Fintech Rancher and Risk Maestro

The Zac Brown Band sings about everybody being in the “same boat, fishing in the same hole.” In that case, Reinbeck, Iowa-based Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) must be using different…

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Community Banks and the Rainmakers Who Run Them: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It’s no secret that community banks are the lifeblood of small business, which, in turn, are the heartbeat of America. They are also a lifeline to millions of consumers for…

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