Strategy

  • Article | Strategy
  • April 11th, 2016

Preparing for the New Reality of Bank Activism

It helps to plan for an activist attack before you get one.

  • Article | Strategy
  • March 23rd, 2016

What Does the $10 Billion Asset Barrier Mean For Banks?

Bank Director President & CEO Al Dominick explains how the $10 billion asset threshold is reshaping the banking industry.

  • Article | Strategy
  • March 11th, 2016

A New Dawn for De Novo Banks?

More de novo banks may be launched in the near future, and they may have an advantage.

  • Article | Strategy
  • February 12th, 2016

The Traditional Community Banking Model is Dead

It’s time for banks to focus on customers, not products, and relationships, not transactions.

  • Article | Strategy
  • February 5th, 2016

Four Reasons Why Waiting to Sell May Be a Bad Idea

Clark Locke and Joe Morton write about mistakes banks make when timing a deal, and why it pays to consider factors such as the markets, shareholder concerns and potential partners.

  • Viewpoint | Strategy
  • January 15th, 2016

Capital Management for Community Banks

As they seek to manage capital levels, community banks now face new concerns with the changing regulatory environment, as well as those that existed pre-crisis.

  • Viewpoint | Strategy
  • January 15th, 2016

Oil Patch Banks Challenged by Falling Prices

The economic impact of lower prices on the oil patch has been significant and ongoing.

  • Article | Strategy
  • January 13th, 2016

Five Key Steps to Integration Success

John Depman and Tim Phelps describe the five steps to bank acquisition success.

  • Article | Strategy
  • December 25th, 2015

New Rules Benefit Small Bank Holding Companies

Joseph Ford of Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford describes how your bank holding company could benefit from new rules to grow and enhance shareholder value.

  • DirectorCorps | 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?