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GonzoBanker Blog

A collection of observations, ruminations, predictions and random thoughts from Cornerstone Advisors

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Managing Commercial Real Estate in a COVID-Ravaged Landscape

Financial institutions struggling with the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program can expect an even...

Banks and Credit Unions View Fintech Partnerships a Key Growth Strategy for 2020

Fintechs can provide better design capabilities, improved customer experience, research states...

20 Banking Realities for 2020

Year one of the Tech Decade in Banking will bring no shortage of tension between technology...

Is Small Business Lending Facing a ‘Moment of Reckoning?’

Financial institutions that want to play in the small business lending sandbox need to bring their...

Q2 to Acquire Cloud Lending. So What?

The mashup of transactional digital banking and digital sales is well under way in the market, as...

Bankers Dispel Bill Gates predictions: On The End of Banking

When rising technology star Bill Gates bragged in July 1994 that “banks are dinosaurs … we can...

Acquire or Be Acquired 2018: Breaks, Bulls and Business Models

Nothing seems to put a bounce in a banker’s step more than a tax break and regulatory relief, and...

The Retail Bank Inside the Commercial Bank

Since the “Trump Bump” lifted the market early in 2017, mid-size banks have held on to nice stock...

Carmageddon: The Downshifting of America’s Auto Industry

The American auto industry is on the verge of a bubble that is ready to pop. I won’t go so far as...

Five Things Banks Can Never Outsource

For all the time banks spend talking about what they can outsource, how often do they talk about...