Jens Baumgarten


Feb 12, 2013

2012 saw the most bank mergers since 2007 as beleaguered institutions look for a way out. Rising competitive pressure has tempered organic growth while tougher regulations have continued to dampen banks’ long-term earning power. These trends, […]


Oct 30, 2012

The frustration of small business owners with U.S. banks is well known. Despite political pressure on banks to loosen the purse strings, pent-up demand for loans continues to build following the imposition of restricted credit standards in […]


Jul 2, 2012

There’s no question that bankers “get it” when it comes to mobile banking and payments, considering that most major financial institutions now offer their customers some package of mobile banking services. What’s less clear, however, is […]