Banking on America

Banking on America

How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the U.S.A

Book - 2013
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Since its beginnings in 1855, when its predecessor, The Bank of Toronto, was founded by a group of flour millers and grain dealers, TD Bank has been one of the most proactive financial institutions on the planet. Today, it is an international colossus. The bank's expansion into the U.S. has been arguably the most successful of its ventures, with the familiar stylized TD logo and its green background lighting up buildings in Manhattan and other major American cities. Today, TD Ameritrade does more daily trades than any discount brokerage in the world., and the bank itself now has 1,300 branches in the States--more than it has in Canada--even as other institutions continue to close in the face of the financial crisis.

Howard Green, Canada's best-known interviewer of business notables, brings this Canadian bank to life through the people who have built it into the money-spinning machine that now spews out more than $16 million a day in profit. From the days of former executive Keith Gray, filling inkwells and packing a revolver in rural Ontario branches in the 1950s, to today's CEO, Ed Clark, overseeing more than three-quarters of a trillion dollars in assets, 85,000 employees and 22 million customers, this iconic Canadian company has outshone its American counterparts and is now taking over their world.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2013.
ISBN: 9781443407762
Characteristics: 276 p. ;,24 cm.


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ser_library May 06, 2013

easy to read, a great explanation of the sub-prime mortgage business

Mar 18, 2013

Great book.

Feb 11, 2013

A well written account of an unusual Cdn success story south of the border. Green gives great insights into how a boring Cdn bank is making its mark in the US.

Jan 25, 2013

BNN's business journalist Howard Green has written a highly accessible book on one of Canada's most successful banking stories. Through interviews with many of the key players, Green provides us with a chatty history of TD's move into the US market. Who knew that until recently bankers kept loaded pistols at their desks? A great read!


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Mar 18, 2013

A great novel.

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