BRENTWOOD, TENN., February 5, 2013 – Eight-four percent of bankers plan to focus their efforts on commercial and industrial lending in 2013, with only 10 percent focusing on consumer lending and 6 percent on specialty finance, reveals a Bank Director audience survey of more than 200 bankers and bank directors attending the organization’s annual mergers and acquisitions conference January 28. "Recently, we've seen loan growth evenly balanced at both large and small banks," says Al Dominick, managing director and executive vice president of Bank Director. "We weren't surprised to find that more than 80 percent of community bankers intend to invest in C&I lending programs to organically grow their bank." Dominick conducted the audience survey at Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, which was completed by 230 CEOs, senior officers and directors of U.S. banks. Attendees also revealed several priorities and concerns regarding growth planning at their institutions. Key findings include:
The themes of this survey will be explored in further detail at Bank Director’s upcoming event in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Growth Conference, April 30 – May 1, 2013. “We are taking a laser-like focus to the strategies and tactics that bank officers and directors can use to build their brand and grow the bank," says Dominick. Speakers have been announced for the event, and will include:
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