The Canon of Extraordinary Banking

My name is John Maxfield.

I study banking and know many of its most accomplished practitioners.

In this Substack, I share what I’ve learned to help others who seek to master the canon of extraordinary banking.

You can think of Maxfield on Banks as a growing library of research and resources on banking.

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  • articles on trends and changes in the industry

  • interviews of bankers, investors and subject-matter level experts

  • case studies of banks that excel and postmortems of banks that fail

  • charts and graphics highlighting seminal lessons and events in banking

  • datasets available nowhere else

Free subscribers can access select articles in addition to previews of deeper analyses, research reports and case studies.

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My name is John Maxfield. I've spent two decades studying America's best banks, the history of banking, and interviewing bank leaders. This Newsletter distills the insights I’ve discovered fused with the current and future state of banking.