News and Views for Banks, Credit Unions, & Financial Advisors that support them.

2022-01-13 by Compass Consulting

2022 Predictions for Financial Institution Wealth Management

2021 was a busy year in bank / CU wealth management, but what’s waiting for us in 2022?… Read More

2021-04-23 by Compass Consulting

Banks & Credit Unions – The Time to Recruit is Now!

I’m not overstating it when I say Financial Advisor recruiting numbers have never been this good – or… Read More

Dreamers vs Insomniacs
2021-03-29 by Compass Consulting


What does Jamie Dimon know that we don’t?  I know – silly question. In Q2, 2020, Kristin Lemkau,… Read More

Potential Risks for Banks Using Third-Party Broker-Dealers
2021-03-29 by Compass Consulting

Potential Risks for Banks Using Third-Party Broker-Dealers

In January of 2019, Roy Kim, the Director of Banking Asset Management from ACA Global, wrote an article… Read More

2021-02-22 by Compass Consulting

The 4 C’s for Choosing a Third-Party Broker-Dealer

We continue to believe that the next decade will be transformational in the Commercial Banking and Credit Union… Read More

2021-01-15 by Compass Consulting

Bank / Credit Union Financial Advisors – Create More Leads and Income by Doing Less

For nearly 30 years, we have worked with Commercial Bankers, Trust Officers, Wealth Managers, and Financial Advisors across… Read More

2020-12-14 by Compass Consulting

The “Low-Value-Client” Label Is Alive and Well in Wall Street Firms

This could arguably be one of the most important topics if you are a bank or credit union… Read More

2020-11-16 by Compass Consulting

The Value of Bank / Credit Union Client Engagement with an Internal Financial Advice Platform

How do you demonstrate your financial institution’s value proposition to existing clients, members, and potential new customers?  Like… Read More

2020-10-12 by Compass Consulting

ADOPTING GARDEN LEAVE: Our Non-Competes / Solicitations Are Old, Tired, and Ready for Retirement!

The information provided in this post does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, the… Read More

2020-09-14 by Compass Consulting

The Evolving Relationship Between Financial Institutions and Third-Party Broker Dealers

As the traditional broker dealer model continues to evolve post-financial crisis, what opportunities have been created for banks… Read More