Bonnie McGeer

Recent Stories From this Author

In Bank M&A, Pricing is the Big Hurdle Now
March 23, 2014 With so many willing buyers and sellers, why isn't there more bank M&A?

P2P Lending: 2B or Not 2B?
February 24, 2014 Though still a microscopic part of the estimated $11 trillion consumer lending market, peer-to-peer lending is going to matter...

Red Flag Redux for Banks' CRE Levels?
February 24, 2014 As commercial real estate lending gained momentum in 2013, so did the percentage of banks with CRE concentrations. We measure...

Why Banks Need to Budget for Innovation
January 3, 2014 State Bank Financial in Atlanta was able to fund an unexpected app for commercial clients because it took a fluid approach to...

Budget For Innovation (Just Don't Be So Sure You Know What Innovation You Need Yet)
January 2, 2014 If you asked Mike Fitzgerald last January whether State Bank and Trust Co. planned to develop an iPad app for commercial...

Offer Rewards That Matter (i.e. Make Your Rewards Program Exactly What Customers Want)
January 2, 2014 Card reward programs are well past their S&H Green Stamps phase, where people redeem their rewards by picking items from a...

Millennial Morass: Worrisome Trends for a Debt-Ridden Generation
November 21, 2013 Millennials are not only taking on much more debt than previous generations, but they may not ever be able to pay it off in...

Top Innovators of 2013: Photo Capture Bill Pay
November 20, 2013 In January, customers of the $4.9 billion-asset First Financial Bank in Abilene, Texas, began paying bills by taking a picture...

Umpqua Bank Gives New Meaning to Tweet Wall in San Francisco
October 27, 2013 Forget radio ads, Umpqua promoted a new branch in San Francisco with surprise gifts and a novel Twitter campaign with a...

PNC's Charlotte McLaughlin: Stepping Back to Get Ahead
September 18, 2013 Charlotte McLaughlin turned her family demands into a productivity driver at work. That helped get her to a point where she...

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