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Seizing the Upper Hand in Contract Negotiations

Learn how to perform efficient, effective, and cost-saving negotiations so you can reinvest in what matters most to your financial…

What’s Going On In Banking 2021: Rebounding From the Pandemic

New research reveals the 2021 priorities, fintech plans and future forecasts of community-based financial institutions.

Cornerstone Performance Report for Banks 2019

The Cornerstone Performance Report delivers the latest trends and data to help banks become high performing organizations.

The State of Commercial Digital Lending

The face of the commercial borrower has changed, and many lenders are struggling to deliver service that meets the heightened…

Financial Institution & Fintech Relationships: From Both Sides of the Table

Financial institutions and fintechs need to get past the "dreamy partnership" language and recognize that they're on different sides of…

Successfully Executing a Merger of Equals

When two comparable banks join forces, the expectation is that they will take full advantage of the doubling in scale…

The Power of Benchmarking

Earnings growth over the next several years will depend more on driving a disciplined approach to efficiency and performance management.

What’s Going On in Banking 2019: Is the Party Over?

Now in its sixth year, Cornerstone Advisors’ annual What’s Going On In Banking study surveys senior executives at community-based financial…

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