From their modest origins supplying costumes to an Edmonton singing telegram agency, International Mascot is today a thriving global business with a clientele that includes Hollywood movies and the Olympics. But this Canadian success story almost didn’t get written. Back when the company was first looking to expand internationally, they discovered that their bank would not recognize their receivables from foreign customers. In short, no financing was available that would match their global ambitions. What they needed was a bank that would not only recognize their international assets, but also bring fresh thinking as to how the company could improve their operations.