Personally, I found OpenSAMM to be a good resource, but only after you have something setup. It is a maturity model, which is basically a tool used to determine how well you do something. In other words, it has a focus on metrics and reporting. Don't get me wrong, I think there is a lot of good information in that document, but more of a phase 2.
I have not read Cigital, so I cannot comment on that one.
The MS SDLC is pretty simple to follow. We found most of the document irrelevant, especially when they get into specific things to check for c/c++ stuff and compiler flags, but the core concepts were good.
What you are going to have to do is take the SDLC and map the phases to what you do now. Once you have that mapping, you can then figure out what MS does in each phase and then pick a subset of that (or all of it) to include in your processes.
Think of the SDLC as the tool you will use to create the documents/process that the development team will follow. So, for example, you should probably publish a "development best practice guide" for the dev teams (as part of development training, for example). Since you guys are in the financial industry, you will want PCI/SOX stuff to be included in that document. To expand, the MS SDLC talks about having developer training. You will have to tailor that to your team and goals. For example, you may do a lot of c# training, so you will want to include c# training as part of your training goals.
Most of these models are going to come down to a couple of major components.
1) Build security in (at the requirements stage)
Make sure you are looking at the correct docs / strategies, and that functional/non-functional requirements focus on security at the outset. Make sure your goals are aligned with that of the client. Create bug bars, etc. Make sure the architecture supports fail-safes, strong crypto, incident response, etc, etc
2) Train, train, train
Developers need training. They preform better when they know what to do, and it is in the fore-front of their mind. Develop a training program that focuses on long term professional development as well as short term (as needed) training.
3) Deliver a secure product by following best practices, and then validate
Develop according to best practices (pick a framework such as the ASVS, OWASP Top 10, or a combination), then make sure you validate that you have done it correctly. Do a pen test.
Make sure you build in the right processes to support your application/client going forward.
As a side note, if you are looking for some professional help, you should consider paying for someone to come in and help you.