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“Bankruption is a must for community bank and credit union executives, managers and front line staff.”

-Sam Maule, Director, Head of Digital / Fintech, NTT DATA Consulting

Fintech & Banking Insight for A Competitive Edge

John Waupsh offers a fresh perspective on fintech and community banking that’s heavy on actionable insight. He leverages years of hands-on experience working at the intersection of traditional financial institutions and technological innovation to provide proven strategies, eye-opening anecdotes and entertaining learn-from-my-mistakes stories delivered with the zeal and tough love of a true advocate.

Whether your financial institution needs a wake-up call to compete in the new fintech era, or your financial technology company is keen on finding better ways to collaborate with community banks and credit unions, John tailors his expertise to fit your individual event.


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Focus Topics

The Bankruption

Community banks and credit unions were once the go-to institutions for local relationship banking, but their asset share has been on the decline for three decades as the big banks just got bigger. Waupsh shines a bright light on the myths of and challenges to the U.S. community banking model and offers today’s leaders proven strategies for tomorrow.

History and Future of Fintech

Waupsh speaks on how Fintech companies are exploiting inefficiencies in the traditional banking model to streamline service and draw even more market share, and offers community banks a solution to surviving the Fintech revolution.

Reaching Today’s Consumer: Everything Has Changed

Waupsh explains how the future of banking will be optimized and gives leaders in the community banking industry practical suggestions to keep up by assessing and developing methods to gain consumer insight and improve the overall consumer experience.

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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