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  • October 12th, 2019 | The Slant

The Interest Rate Roller Coaster

In 2019, bankers planned and the Federal Open Market Committee laughed.

  • October 5th, 2019 | The Slant

A Missed Opportunity

Six months after the sudden resignation of Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo & Co. finally has a new CEO: Charles Scharf, chairman and CEO of The Bank of New York Mellon Corp., will take the helm later this month.

  • September 28th, 2019 | The Slant

Rational Initiative

What are the risks worth taking?

  • September 21st, 2019 | The Slant

A Plan Gone Awry

When a de novo’s plans to raise capital didn’t pan out, its executives recalibrated — by teaming up with another bank.

  • September 14th, 2019 | The Slant

Is Trumpenomics Good for Banking?

“My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?”

  • September 7th, 2019 | The Slant

Don’t Take Silly Risks

I’ve spent a lot of time in recent weeks talking with Michael O’Neill for a profile I’m writing of him in the next issue of our magazine.

  • August 31st, 2019 | The Slant

Different at the Core

For most community banks, trying to stand out to customers while using a legacy core system can be like trying to run a race with your feet chained to the starting block.

  • August 24th, 2019 | The Slant

Millennials Are Old Now

I am old enough that when my birthday rolled around this year, I considered lying about my age. I am also a millennial.

  • August 17th, 2019 | The Slant

Is There a Steve Jobs of Banking?

Leaders come in many different varieties.

  • August 10th, 2019 | The Slant

A Smoldering Pile of Documents

Normally, Legend Bank tries to ascertain the character of its borrowers. Now, the bank is proving its own character to the tiny Texas town that served as ground zero for the first bank failure in 18 months.

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