Back to the Rate Race: Banks Must Rebuild Their Deposit Relationship Muscles

Banks are faced with two disparate pictures when they look at their cost of funds in 2022. Funding costs are not exploding, thus far anyway, from the highest performing banks…

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Is Your Bank’s Risk & Compliance Talent Focusing on the Right Things: A Conversation with Coastal Financial Corporation’s Curt Queyrouze & Andrew Stines

Risk and Compliance has always been a critical function for community banks, especially so today when tech-forward banks are involved in complicated BaaS and embedded finance partnerships with fintechs and…

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Succession Planning: Be Proactive. Be Collaborative. And Do It Now.

Brian Love, Head of Banking & Fintech at Travillian, and Jeff Cardone, Partner at Luse Gorman, chat primarily about how community banks should be thinking about their succession planning. Still an…

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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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Are Fintech Credit Lenders About to Face Their First Real Test?

Over the last few months, things have changed quite a bit. Earlier in the year, the general sense was that while there were issues to contend with – like inflation…

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Using Your Balance Sheet as a Weapon: A Conversation with Scott Hildenbrand, Head of Piper Sandler Financial Strategies

Scott Hildenbrand, Managing Director and Chief Balance Sheet Strategist at Piper Sandler, joined Travillian’s Head of Banking & Fintech, Brian Love, in a discussion around the economic moment and what…

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Could Banks Be Punch-Drunk from the Pandemic? Critical Advice for your Bank’s Balance Sheet ​- A Q&A with Gary Svec

Travillian’s Head of Banking and Fintech, Brian Love, had a conversation with Gary Svec, Managing Director – Investment Banking at Performance Trust, about the somewhat cloudy economic waters that lay ahead for financial…

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Saddle Up with FedFis & The Fintech Cowboys: A Conversation with Bobby Button, SVP, FinTegration Strategy & Sales at FedFis

Keith Daly, Director Banking & Fintech Search at Travillian throws on the cowboy hat and sits down with Bobby Button, SVP, FinTegration Strategy & Sales at FedFis. FedFis is a financial institutions data…

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Regulatory Tumult, Talent, and Technology – Community Bank Observations with Stan Orszula

Brian Love, Head of Banking and Fintech at Travillian, and financial institution legal advisor Stan Orszula, Partner at Barack Ferrazzano, had a colorful conversation about several hot topics within the community bank…

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Is the M&A Tide Finally Turning in Favor of the Acquirers?

The market has been mostly hostile to M&A announcements so far this year… We’ve written several articles this year on the topic of M&A; more specifically, the generally poor reaction…

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Who is Driving Your Bank’s Digital Bus?

A lot of confusion already exists around which type of technological leader a bank needs (Chief Technology Officer? Chief Information Officer?) and now we’ve seen the advent of an even newer role to consider: a Chief Digital Officer. So, what is…

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For Investment Bankers, a Shifting M&A Landscape Demands Adaptability (and Creativity)

The business model at investment banking firms serving the regional and community bank sector over the past few decades has worked very well, helped by an extraordinary level of deal activity,…

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The Importance of Digital Flexibility A Conversation with Kevin Kielbasa, Head of Business Development at Narmi

​Kevin Kielbasa, Head of Business Development at Narmi, joins Travillian’s Keith Daly in a dynamic discussion on the quickly evolving relationships between banks and fintech partners. They cover many topics…

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