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About Michael

USA

+12 year(s) experience

Michael Stinson
Michael Stinson, President of FBX BankTrends, an FBX Informa Financial Intelligence business, equips community banks and credit unions with powerful financial peer benchmarking software to gain a clear snapshot of their competitive position.

The software uses call reports to chart historical data and benchmark performance so banks can easily make peer comparisons, spot vulnerabilities, and improve strategic planning. FBX BankTrends also arms smaller banks and credit unions with a simple toolkit for tackling the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard, critical software with modeling capabilities that reveals how their compliance measures up to regulatory expectations.

Michael co-founded FBX BankTrends, formerly Spotlight Financial, Inc., in 2010 and served as its CEO for seven years before it was acquired by Informa Financial Intelligence. He wanted to create an “easy button” for banks trying to implement CECL, replacing the siloed spreadsheet format with a more modern, web-based approach.

For benchmarking analysis, he set out to build accessible software that allowed banks to easily and quickly assess how they compared to their competitors.

Based in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Michael spends much of his time outside the office with his wife and two children skiing, camping, and hiking in the mountains.

  • B.S., Finance; The University of Utah
  • J.D./MBA; Santa Clara University

“I know that CECL is the source of considerable anxiety for the C-suite at smaller banks and credit unions. I also know these executives are tasked with multiple roles within their organizations as they serve their communities across the nation. The goal of FBX BankTrends is to help them sleep better at night.”

Analyst Articles

Articles by Michael

  • BankTrends - Banking Analytics

    The BankTrends Bulletin: Volume I

    The BankTrends Bulletin: Volume I

    Coming off the height of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), banks and credit unions are optimistic heading into the second quarter of 2021. 2020 brought lower year-over-year loan growth for many banks, but with COVID-19 vaccines becoming increasingly available nationwide, the potential for reopening the economy finally seems within reach. The first half of 2020 saw many banks increasing their provisions and preparing for loan losses related to economic lockdowns. Surprisingly, however, asset quality has remained steady throughout the pandemic and while there are still COVID-related weaknesses to overcome, that certainly is promising for the year to come...

    Topic Industry News

  • BankTrends - Banking Analytics

    5 reasons to use WARM for CECL – Credit Union Session

    CU Webinar

    Watch our demo with guest speaker Josh Juergensen from CLA, as we show you how our CECL Toolkit works. We discuss CECL methodology, and the 5 reasons to use the WARM method as we walk you through a live demo of our solution.

    Topic Industry News

  • BankTrends - Banking Analytics

    5 reasons to use WARM for CECL – Bank Session

    CECL Webinar

    Watch our demo with guest speaker Josh Juergensen from CLA, as we show you how our CECL Toolkit works. We discuss CECL methodology, and the 5 reasons to use the WARM method as we walk you through a live demo of our solution.

    Topic Industry News