Nolan Bank Performance Study for Banks and Credit Unions


The Nolan Company offers all banks and financial institutions with over $900 million in assets a free Bank Performance analysis unlike any other available in the industry. This analysis allows participants to compare their bank to the competition on a line-by-business-line basis on:

  • Income
  • Expenses
  • Staffing Levels
  • Productivity

This prestigious study is industry-recognized as being the only comprehensive quantitative analysis of its kind for banks, thrifts, and credit unions in the United States.

With this analysis, you can see how your bank’s efficiency and productivity compares to a pool of other participants of similar asset size on over 30 lines-of-business. The detailed analysis gives executive management a structured process for identifying department and lines of business that have the greatest opportunity for immediate profit improvement.

Benefits of participation include:

  • Unique analysis of income, expense, and staffing levels by line-of-business
  • Detailed line-of-business efficiency and effectiveness peer comparisons
  • A structured framework for executives to identify, quantify, and prioritize immediate profit and service improvements

What Is in It for You?

The analysis will provide directional assistance that will quantify and prioritize specific areas where the greatest opportunity for improvement exists. The information provided goes well beyond the typical peer group comparisons showing how your bank compares to your peers with regard to top-tier (the top quartile of banks in each line of business) and averages. To maintain participant confidentiality, only aggregate top-tier (benchmark) and average data is reported.

Each participant will receive a report that will contain:

  • A management summary listing the best and the most likely areas for targeted performance improvement;
  • A detail results report that prioritizes opportunities by total organization and within each line of business;
  • A comparative summary for each of the 700 detailed measures with peer comparisons to benchmark and averages; and
  • For multi-year participants, year-over-year comparative data is also included.

You may contact Mike Meyer at if you have any questions.