We would be happy to expand on the testimonials below by providing a large list of references and sort them by services, asset size, state, and/or systems. Our references range in size from de novo to $16 billion in assets, with the majority being under $10 billion in assets.
Carolina Alliance Bank
“Our relationship with Harper McNeil is a true partnership, and I give them significant credit in the success of our young institution. They have provided leadership and expertise that have been exponentially greater in value than the fees we have paid. We began organizing our bank in 2006, and they made a tremendous contribution to the successful opening of the bank by assisting us in the selection of, and the negotiation of the contract with, our core processor. They led our team in the core system implementation and provided critical support during opening week and in the months following the bank’s opening. Since that time, we have engaged them to assist us in negotiating two core processing contract renewals, to manage and assist in the core processing conversion associated with two bank merger transactions, and for several projects to assist us with process improvements and system upgrades. They have earned the respect of our management team and functional managers. I enjoy the relationship we have cultivated over the past ten years and look forward to many years ahead.”
“The Harper McNeil team provided the framework and expertise to help us navigate the multiple decisions, contracts, and months of work required to convert a new core and ancillary products successfully. Their collective negotiating and conversion experience clarified, and kept us focused on, the most critical elements so we could make informed decisions for our customers and our bank.”
The Fauquier Bank
“Partnership. A term often bandied about but seldom experienced in client/provider relationships. However, it is that asset which clearly has characterized the working relationship between The Fauquier Bank and Harper McNeil. Consistent, insightful guidance provided by HM contributed greatly to the success of the Bank’s recent core conversion. From the scheduled conference calls to the unscheduled crises, the partnership established during this bank-wide effort proved to be a stabilizing influence as the Bank engaged in one of the most complex initiatives in its 107-year history. We are grateful that during this challenging effort, we had the associates of HM as our partners. We will certainly be counting on them as we continue to grow the Bank and engage in new opportunities.”
The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
“The assistance provided to our bank by Harper McNeil has proven to be invaluable during our recent core software vendor selection and conversion process. Their knowledge, professionalism, negotiation skills, and guidance were surpassed only by their willingness to help. I highly recommend their services to any bank given the task of selecting a vendor or managing a conversion.”
The Farmers Bank of Appomattox recently used Harper McNeil to renegotiate their core contract and add several new products.
Blue Harbor Bank
“The Harper McNeil team helped us analyze vendor bids that were all quite different in description and terminology, making them difficult for us to compare. They were careful in trying not to direct us in a particular direction, but one that was fact based and best suited for our new bank. I am confident that the cost of their services was saved many times over the final negotiated contract.”
State Bank of Cochran
“We have used Harper McNeil twice for a system search and contract negotiation services, and they did an outstanding job of walking us through the process each time! We renegotiated our core contract and saved a substantial amount of money. Then our bank started the proceedings all over again for the next contract period, and Harper McNeil helped us through the decision process of whether or not to stay with our current core system or make a move. The bank’s decision was to convert, and Harper McNeil negotiated the contract along with conversion/deconversion terms. The cost for their services was worth every penny paid! They saved us much more than we paid them. Their help was invaluable throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend them to any bank and expect to call them at our next core maturity.”