It's odd power. You don't have the power to write a check (kind of an ultimate power). But you usually have the power to raise money for others; if you have a business card from SilverSlacks and the bank is willing to commit its own capital to…do something, you can "spearhead" writing a check which is like the first cousin to…writing a check. Wanna buy a failing electric company? Wanna buy a competitor? Wanna hire some hot shot banker from a rival? Wanna donate a hundred grand to a woman's shelter? You bet. If you are well-regarded inside of your bank, you can make all of this stuff happen. And more.