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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 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.

  • Article | Compensation
  • November 11th, 2015

Keeping Your Compensation Committee On Track During the Busy Winter Season

Staying abreast of the compensation committee’s sizeable tasks means keeping to a schedule. What do banks typically do?

  • Article | Compensation
  • November 9th, 2015

Compensation for Privately Owned Banks: What to Know

This article describes certain benefit plan designs attractive to privately owned banks.