The Topeka-based thrift was held up as an example of a financial institution that held true to its values and high standards “even when it seemed nothing could go wrong.”
The story shouldn’t come as a surprise to Eagle readers. In fact, Eagle banking reporter Jerry Siebenmark traveled to Topeka earlier this year and wrote about Cap Fed for a story that appeared in the Feb. 7 issue of Business Today.
It is nice, however, to see a local bank get some national recognition for doing things right. It’s also being recognized on Wall Street, where its stock (CFFN) is up about 35 percent in the past year. The S&P 500 is down about 40 percent in the same period.
My only criticism about the story: Why is it that national reporters always have to bring up Dorothy?