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Merger of Equals

Merger of Equals: Does
1 + 1 = 3?

It can be tough to overcome the cultural issues in a bank merger of equals but well worth it financially.

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  • Article | Risk
  • December 7th, 2016

Four Steps for Building an Effective Risk Appetite Framework

Moody’s Analytics’ Hichem Kerma describes the four steps to a solid risk appetite structure at your bank.

  • Article | Regulation
  • December 5th, 2016

Diversity Policies and Practices: Is Your Bank Ready for the New Rules?

Regulators have begun sending letters to banks asking about their diversity self-assessments. Make sure your bank is prepared.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • December 2nd, 2016
  • BD Article

Do the Regulators Want Bigger Banks?

Washington has taken a laissez-faire approach to consolidation for the past three decades, but when does that policy end?

  • Article | Retail
  • November 30th, 2016

A Quicker Way to Get Debit and Credit Cards to Your Customers

Instant Issuance holds the key to successful branch transformation.

  • Research | Bank M&A
  • November 28th, 2016

2017 Bank M&A Survey: What Buyers Value

Attractive markets and lending teams are the two factors that bank leadership teams value most in an acquisition target, according to Bank Director’s 2017 Bank M&A Survey.

  • Article | Technology
  • November 25th, 2016
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Recoding the Bank

CBW Bank may be small, but it’s making a big impact on the future of technology.

  • Article | Risk
  • November 23rd, 2016

Why Growth Matters for CRE Concentration Risk

This article provides a step-by-step guide to handling concentration risk.

  • Video | Bank M&A
  • November 21st, 2016

New Factors Impacting Bank M&A

Commercial real estate concentrations and a potential rise in rates could impact M&A in 2017.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • November 18th, 2016

Bank M&A Update: Oil Prices and Low Interest Rates May Be Hurting Deals

Midwest dominates M&A market but pace slacks off in Southwest.

  • Article | Risk
  • November 16th, 2016

Contingent Hedging Plans: How Community Banks Can Approach Hedging

Create a framework that allows for nimble decision making while maintaining control.

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