Insights

Federal Government Shutdown: What Are Banks Doing?

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, and on […]


What Makes a “Great” Community Bank Board?

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohosts: Jeffrey P. Marsico, Executive Vice President and George W. Millward, Managing Direcotr Guest: David Baris, President of the American Association of Bank Directors and Partner, Kennedy Sutherland Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that […]


Build or Buy: Develop Staff or Buy Off of the Street?

News Flash: There are fewer community banks, and those that remain keep getting bigger. During the past 10 years, the number of U. S. banks has dropped by a third and the average asset size has more than doubled. As with consolidation in so many other industries, community bankers must be prepared to meet the […]


Ten Things Community Bankers Should Be Thankful For During This Holiday Season

Host: Sharon Lorman, Vice President Cohost: Bob Kafafian, President and CEO 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, and on Apple and Droid […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Sometimes High, Sometimes Low, Easy Come and Easy Go

Who 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 10 largest and […]


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, […]