Community Bankers work tirelessly to provide local consumers and businesses with access to capital while creating shareholder value

By offering solution-oriented coverage of strategic planning, diversification, and compliance, Bankbook delivers the information they need to succeed.

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Case studies and insights sourced from leaders with varied expertise supply readers with a better understanding of what growth strategies are driving value creation at similarly sized banks, as well as inspiration for new initiatives.

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Original reporting on regulatory developments prepares readers for new requirements and surfaces best practices on strategic implementation with a focus on SBA lending and risk mitigation. Legislative reporting provides updates on PPP, CRA, pot banking and other issues.

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Intelligence on acquisitions, consolidations, and de novo bank creation provide readers with context for outcome-oriented board conversations, while credit union and fintech coverage flags potential sources of competition.

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Profiles of rising leaders, coverage of trends in recruiting, compensation surveys, and anonymously sourced industry rumors help our readers understand how their experience (and the experiences of their employees) match up against emerging standards.

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Fintech updates provide use cases for emerging tech and assist in setting expectations around systemization and client adoption. Coverage also highlights new strategies for using technology to deepen existing relationships and bring new clients into the fold.

Subscribers receive four new issues a week, editor access, and invitations to frequent closed-door virtual events designed to expand professional network and encourage information sharing.

Experienced Journalists

Aaron Passman


A veteran financial reporter with over a decade of experience covering community-based financial institutions, Aaron Passman was the Editor of the Credit Union Journal before making the jump to Bankbook, which he leads. Passman’s coverage focuses on trends and revenue opportunities with an eye toward practical solutions. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and lives with his family in Michigan.

Simi Shah


Private equity analyst turned journalist Simi Shah reports on the intersection of investment and social justice, explicating the ways in which investors and VCs are pushing for operational change. In her spare time Simi supports Girls Who Invest and the Harvard South Asian Association.

Publication Advisors

Allen Puwalski

Head of Community Bank Strategy, SoFi                                                               

Julie Stackhouse

Ex-EVP, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Board Member, Neocova      

Charlie Crawford

CEO, Hyperion Bank.                                                                

Ed Francis

Chairman, President, and CEO, InBank                                            


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