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“What Were They Thinking?”

Best Lawyers Business Edition: Winter 2016 James D. Friedman

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There's no doubt that banking has become a very different business. Gone are the days of lending it out at six percent, taking it in by three percent, and being on the first tee by 3:00 p.m. As interest margins remain compressed and regulatory and operating expenses climb, banking becomes more of a public utility, expected to provide basic financial services within a very harsh regulatory environment and against difficult competitors and unregulated alternatives. 
 

Originally published in Best Lawyers Business Edition: Winter 2016