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2016 Bank M&A Survey: The Rising Importance of Scale

2016 Bank M&A Survey: The Rising Importance of Scale

Many of the nation’s banks feel the need to grow significantly, but credit quality concerns could impact the level of consolidation within the industry.


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  • Article | Legal
  • November 30th, 2015

CFPB Takes Aim at Class Action Waivers in Arbitration

Expect the rules to change regarding contracts with arbitration clauses.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • November 27th, 2015

Avoiding the Excess Parachute Payments Trap in M&A Deals

Through early planning for compliance with Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code, banks can avoid saddling senior executives with punishing excise taxes, or the bank with expensive gross up payments.

  • Article | Legal
  • November 25th, 2015

Mastering the Art of Unsolicited Takeovers

Frank Mayer III of Dinsmore & Shohl describes what a board should do if it receives an unsolicited offer.

  • Article | Regulation
  • November 23rd, 2015

Using Reg A+ to Raise Capital and Grow Your Bank

A recent Securities and Exchange Commission amendment to Regulation A allows small private companies and non-reporting public companies to raise up to $50 million in capital from regular investors without registering with the SEC.

  • Article | Strategy
  • November 20th, 2015
  • DirectorCorps

Improving Branch Profitability: We Ask the Experts

Bank Director asks: What’s the No. 1 thing banks should do to improve the profitability of their branches?

  • Article | Compensation
  • November 19th, 2015

Compensation and Governance Committees: Sharing the Hot Seat in 2016

This article describes current issues that you will face as a member of a bank's compensation committee.

  • Article | Audit
  • November 19th, 2015

The Audit Committee: Help Them Help You

An effective audit committee is a critical component of a financial institution’s corporate governance and combines four key components: people, resources, support and approach.

  • Article | Governance
  • November 18th, 2015

Banks Grapple With Succession Planning

U.S. Bank and Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania focus on promoting from within.

  • Article | Compensation
  • November 13th, 2015

Playing Your Cards Right With Executive Compensation Disclosures

Kristine Oliver of Pearl Meyer explains why it’s never too early for the board to begin focusing on executive compensation disclosures.

  • Article | Compensation
  • November 11th, 2015
  • BD Article

Are Community Banks an Endangered Species?

The prospects for small banks look tough, as one speaker notes at Bank Director’s Bank Executive and Board Compensation Conference in Chicago.