Nate Dinger is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Signature Bank - he helps small, mid sized businesses, and law firms in Chicago manage their finances. Often times lawyers don’t have any time to take care of their own firm’s financial concerns so Nate, along with Signature Bank, helps them through financial advise, management and even through giving out loans for cases - which is uncommon since banks usually see court cases as high risk situations. 

Nate also talks about their company vision and focus of being a relationship-based bank. He discusses the big difference between knowing a guy or a gal and calling a generic phone number since people feel more valued when talking to a legitimate person than a service line. 

Key moments:

  • How lawyers can benefit from commercial banks (3:10)

  • Relationship-focused banking (10:41)

  • Financing cases through commercial banks (16:01)

  • Character as the most important of the four C’s (20:16)

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MEMORABLE QUOTES

“When the suns shining and everything's going fine, you might not need them. But on a rainy day, when things get shaken up a bit, it certainly helps to have a warm body to call.” Nate Dinger

Nate Dinger

ABOUT NATE DINGER

Nate Dinger, Senior Vice President, Division Head - Commercial Banking at Signature Bank

Commercial Banking

Nate Dinger is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Signature Bank - he helps small, mid sized businesses, and law firms in Chicago manage their finances.

 

Website: http://www.signature-bank.com/index.cfm

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dinger/

 

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