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“A THis-Generation Guide For every banker and board member.”

– Ron Shevlin, Author of Smarter Bank

Bankruption: How Community Banking Can Survive Fintech

Community banking as we know it will never be the same — and that’s not a bad thing.

The days when branch locations and lack of competition spelled success for community banks and credit unions are long gone. Now, fintech companies offer personalized convenience on a global scale, targeted to specific consumer needs. What does your financial institution offer? Can your FI compete in the new fintech landscape that’s changing the face of banking?

Bankruption: How Community Banking Can Survive Fintech (Wiley) is a wakeup call for traditional financial institutions – namely, community banks and credit unions – to evolve or die in the new climate of dynamic fintech that’s continually raising the bar on customer expectations.

With Bankruption, author John Waupsh shines a bright light on the myths and challenges facing the U.S. community banking model, and offers today’s banking leaders proven strategies to ensure their success tomorrow.

Featuring “if I were you” advice from over 20 banking and technology experts, John includes ideas from Brett King, Ron Shevlin, Jim Marous, Scott Mills, JP Nicols, Suresh Ramamurthi, Steven J Ramirez, Phil Ryan, Ron Shevlin, Scarlett Sieber, Shari Storm, Lee Wetherington and more.

Community banks and credit unions can survive and thrive alongside fintech, with a simple willingness to learn, adjust and evolve. Change your mindset. Change your tactics. Survive and thrive amidst the bankruption.

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Could your community bank or credit union use a competitive edge in the face of increased competition? Connect with John today to discuss speaking, consulting or other ways he can empower your FI to survive the future of banking.

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John Waupsh has made an esoteric (and sometimes scary) topic understandable, human and funny. He is the rare combination of a practitioner, researcher and deep thinker on the topic of banking, and what he offers in this book is an approachable and actionable guide. Bankers, as well as those who advise and serve them, will ignore Bankruption at their peril.

Matt Harris
Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures

Bankruption is a wild romp through the nascent history of Fintech, punctuated by personal stories and concise, powerful lessons. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

Brett King
host of the world’s #1 Fintech radio show “Breaking Banks”

John immediately connected with the audience through his intelligence, humor and keen insight into the future. He has an acute pulse on the community banking industry and the evolving financial environment. He brings to life new ways of creative thinking and implementing ideas for all audiences.

Lindsay Lanore
EVP of Community Banker University

With good humor and sharp wit, John skewers both the bloated, outdated thinking of yesterday’s banker, as well as the tulip-bulb hype of some fintech entrepreneurs. Community banking is broken, but thankfully, this book offers pragmatic solutions backed by data. Bankruption can help your community bank or credit union to make sense of fintech, and select the right partners to help you succeed.

Steven J. Ramirez
CEO of customer experience agency Beyond the Arc