Financial organizations must reduce cost through the reduction of wastes (non value-added activities) related to work flow, order taking, communications to customers, data collection, and travel. The global economy is forcing U.S. businesses to view their internal cost structure to maintain a competitive edge. Therefore, organizations must internally use new business practices such as Lean for Financial Services. Lean is the application of the tools and concepts documented and used by the world-class Toyota Motor Company. The tools and concepts of Six Sigma should also be used for a comprehensive Lean Sigma approach to continuous improvement.