Contact: Jennifer Wagner    
Phone:
(602) 770-4220
E-mail: jwagner@crnrstone.com

Cornerstone Advisors’ multidisciplinary team brings deep industry expertise in financial services with an inside perspective that comes from having worked alongside banks for nearly two decades. Our unique, client-focused Knowledge Vaults house the extensive data we use for Contract and Vendor Intelligence, Performance Metrics, and Industry Insights and Analysis. Cornerstone is a consulting firm that helps Banks reduce expenses and improve efficiency.

MBA Service Corporation's endorsement includes contract negotiation services to deliver reduced expenses, market priced contracts and improved contract terms. With Cornerstone as your partner, you’ll get an entirely objective assessment of your vendor contracts and the most competitive pricing and terms available in the market – all delivered by the best negotiating team in the industry. Working with Cornerstone Advisors you’ll gain the best pricing, service levels and terms on your vendor contracts – plus more time to focus on future performance and growth.

Contract Negotiations -  Core Systems, Ancillary Technology (ATM/ITM, Bill Pay, Digital, Item Processing, Loan Deposit Operations, Trust & Wealth Management, Telecom), Mergers, Debit and Credit Card Processing

Cornerstone experts are focused on one goal: deliver tangible business impact to our clients. Cornerstone’s team will partner with you to bring innovative insights to help you reach the next level of performance.

Performance Solutions - Benchmarking and Process Improvement, Branch Performance, Call Center Performance, Lending, Revenue Generation and Customer Relationship Management and

Payments and Card Revenue

Delivery Channel Optimization

Strategic Solutions

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Cornerstone Advisor’s team can help MBA’s member banks achieve their most challenging goals - Contact Cornerstone today!


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Leveling the Playing Field in Small Bank Core Contract Negotiations - The negotiation table is the time you have more leverage than you will ever have with the vendor.

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Cornerstone Advisors, an MBA Service Corporation Endorsed Partner, help bankers plan the timing of their contract negotiations to maximize leverage and drive down expenses. Their contract negotiators’ don’t just know core – they have team members that specialize in card processing, digital banking, telecom and more – virtually any vendor solution that helps you run the bank. 

  • Reduce expenses
  • Improve your contract terms
  • Work toward improved vendor relationships

For questions, please contact Jennifer Wagner at 602.770.4220 | jwagner@crnrstone.com | LinkedIn

As the bank’s core contract renewal approached, our management team knew that we wanted a trusted advisor to help in the arduous and time-consuming process.  We reached out to the Michigan Bankers Association, and Jill told us about Cornerstone. 

We had not used a third-party before in these contract negotiations and were unsure as to how the process would evolve.  With Cornerstone our expectations were exceeded, and we could not be happier with the results.  Our management team worked exclusively with Cornerstone’s experts, who did all the negotiating for us.  With their expertise we were able to achieve a significant cost savings  from our prior contract.
- Jeanne Richter, President & CFO, Farmers State Bank of Munith