Strategic Management

Community Banks Serving Small Business Customers in the Credit Card Space – How ICBA Bancard and TCM Bank Are Here to Help

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President and Rich Trauger, Managing Director Guests: Tina Giorgio, President and CEO, ICBA Bancard and Damon Moorer, President and CEO, TCM Bank N.A. Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking […]


Agencies Propose New Leverage Ratio for Community Banks

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, Rich Trauger, Managing Director and Kyle Kuster, Senior Consultant Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday […]


Teflon Tim: You Can’t Mess With Wells Fargo

Could the past two years have been worse for Wells Fargo (WF)? According to an appropriately snarky Gonzo Banker post by Scott Hodgins, Wells’ blunders are epic: September 2016 – Disclosed that they created two million bogus accounts without customer consent to hit the bank’s “eight is great” cross-sell targets. That fiasco cost them over […]


Is It Time to Start a New Bank? De Novo Applications Are Up!

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President and Rich Trauger, Managing Director Guest: Joseph W. Major, Chairman of the Board and CEO, The Victory Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this […]


FDIC to Revisit Brokered Deposit Rules

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President and Rich Trauger, Managing Director Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, […]


Bankers: Don’t Buy the Hype. Let Fintech Equity Investors Bear the Cost of Experimentation.

When JPMorgan Chase released its 2016 annual report, in which the celluloid CEO Jamie Dimon proudly acknowledged spending nearly $10 billion on technology, the talking heads erupted. Ten billion! Must be good. Jamie does it. And from that moment the conventional wisdom was and is: community banks can’t compete. I just heard it on Friday. […]


Sometimes High, Sometimes Low, Easy Come and Easy Go

TKG 3QTR 18 NewsletterWho would have thought that a 1990 Winger song would be the headline for TKG Perspective? However, 2018 is one for the record books in the world of cryptocurrencies. As of September 12, 2018, the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index, a modified market cap-weighted index which tracks the performance of the […]


TMIB Lite: What’s New (and Not!) in Stress Testing

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President and Rich Trauger, Managing Director Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, […]


Cybersecurity in Banking – Hot Topics!

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President Guest: Sudhir Kondisetty, Principal at RSM US, LLP Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of […]


How to Deliver Value to your Constituencies

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President and Gregg Wagner, Managing Director Guest: Preston L. Kennedy, Vice Chairman of the Board, Bank of Zachary and Chairman-elect, Independent Community Bankers of America¬† Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on […]