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The State of Banking

February 4, 2018 | Jeff For Banks

Where are we and where have we been? Trends are telling. In 2013, there were 6,812 FDIC-insured financial institutions. At September 30, 2017 there were 5,737, a 16% decline. There […]


Are Banks Overvalued?

July 31, 2017 | Jeff For Banks

The S&P 500 Bank Index is up 41% in one year. US Regional Banks’ price-earnings multiple was 16.6x and price to tangible book value was over 2x (see chart). So […]


Too Small to Succeed in Banking

April 26, 2013 | Jeff For Banks

Conventional wisdom: The onslaught of new banking laws, regulations, and regulatory activism requires scale to absorb costs. Or, the rapid pace of technological change and the sophistication of hackers requires […]