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Dan McGowan, marketing director

In addition to managing the content you see on this Web site, Dan is responsible for marketing at Raddon Financial Group (RFG). Dan joined RFG in January of 1999. Previously, Dan worked in the Corporate and Personal Trust Department of a middle market bank in Chicago and as a Marketing Analyst with Chase (f/k/a Bank One), where he was responsible for retail marketing and analysis for the Illinois region. Dan holds B.A. degree in Marketing from Alma College.

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Help Us Ben Bernanke! You’re Our Only Hope!
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 15:13 | One Comment
Help Us Ben Bernanke! You’re Our Only Hope!
Help Us Ben Bernanke! You’re Our Only Hope!

As the votes on the bill proposed by Senators Jon Tester and Bob Corker to delay the Durbin amendment were counted, it became clear there would be no half-court heave to send the debate into overtime. Banks, credit unions, small businesses and consumers fall to Durbin and the big box retailers by a margin of six.

U.S. Policies Undermining Community Banks and Credit Unions
Tuesday, 5 Apr, 2011 – 12:31 | No Comment

On April 4th, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Louis Hernandez, Jr., appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock” with host Pimm Fox. Louis talked about the impact of U.S. government stimulus and regulation on community banks and credit unions. The interview is part of an ongoing advocacy campaign to raise national attention to the negative effects recent Federal regulations aimed at large banks have on community-based institutions.

American Banker article by Bill Handel on the implications of the Durbin Amendment
Friday, 25 Mar, 2011 – 10:57 | No Comment
American Banker article by Bill Handel on the implications of the Durbin Amendment

Short of Dumping, at Least Delay Durbin
American Banker  |  Friday, March 25, 2011
By Bill Handel
I urge financial institutions to make the impact of this legislation tangible and meaningful to Congress. Illustrate the cost of this …

Regulations Make it Harder for Community Banks and Credit Unions to “Do What They Do Best”
Tuesday, 1 Mar, 2011 – 17:15 | No Comment
Regulations Make it Harder for Community Banks and Credit Unions to “Do What They Do Best”

Open Solutions CEO, Louis Hernandez, Jr., appearing Wednesday, February 23rd on the “Money Matters” program on ABC News NOW, spoke about how policies and regulations that were designed to curb abuses by large banks have made it much harder for smaller institutions to “do what they do best.”

How Interchange Regulation Will Harm Consumers
Tuesday, 1 Mar, 2011 – 12:25 | No Comment

The ABA’s Dodd-Frank Tracker summarizes a study titled, Economic Analysis of the Effects of the Federal Reserve Board’s Proposed Debit Card Interchange Fee Regulations on Consumers and Small Businesses, by University of Chicago Law School Lecturer David Evans, …

ABA Launches Dodd-Frank Tracker
Friday, 19 Nov, 2010 – 13:57 | No Comment

Today the ABA launched a Dodd-Frank Tracker keep track of issues related to the Act’s implementation.  Check it out here:

Video: Aspects of a Gen Y Plan
Tuesday, 16 Nov, 2010 – 15:33 | One Comment
Video: Aspects of a Gen Y Plan

This week’s post is an excerpt of Bill Handel’s presentation at the 2010 Credit Union CEO Forum in Colorado Springs, Col. on August 12, 2010.
The clip is approximately 13 minutes and reviews considerations for a financial institution’s Gen Y …

Facebook Opportunity Model
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 16:32 | No Comment
Facebook Opportunity Model
Facebook Opportunity Model

This is a simple Excel model to help fiancial institutions identify how many Facebook fans that can engage. It uses RFG’s national consumer research on social media to provide a benchmark for penetration goals.