TV Extra: Local service vs. national brand strength: Which can you truly bank on?



TV Extra: Local service vs. national brand strength: Which can you truly bank on?

This is the latest entry in a feature entitled “Digging Deeper,” where we further explore topics with our guests. Please check out our Business Resources Directory page, too.

What’s more important to you as a banking customer?

Barry Sloane talks about dealing with a local lender, where he and his team make all loan decisions personally, as opposed to dealing with the sales representative of a much larger national bank institution.

Good article from Forbes: A Look Behind The Curtain: How To Choose A Mortgage Lender

How to save the most money choosing a lender. Nice write-up on Yahoo.

Mortgage broker vs Bank. Some sound advice from

Community bank vs. Big Banks. helps you decide.

Want to learn even more? Barry’s full length TV interview can be found here.

Does old school, retail banking still matter in the rough-and-tumble world of big business. Barry Sloane certainly thinks so.  He and his family have been in the banking business for nearly half a century. He’s the CEO, and President, of Century Bank.

Need $’s for a new business? You might need to buy a dictionary, first, too. VC, PE, IPO, NPV, IRR, ROE, EBIT, Hedge, Bank. Speaking the real language of business, as we decode the alphabet of finance.


About Author

Greg Stoller is actively involved in building entrepreneurship and international business programs at Boston University in the Questrom School of Business. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, global strategy and management and runs the Asian International Management Experience Program, and the Asian International Consulting Project.

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