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article | Strategy December 12th, 2019

Best Practices for Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is one of the board’s most basic and vital responsibilities. Find out how to ensure the process produces the results your board wants to achieve.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
video | Technology December 12th, 2019

Creating a Data Culture

Building a strong data culture could better position your bank to serve customers in today’s environment. Find out how bank leaders can improve their data capabilities in this video.

By: Kim Snyder
article | Technology December 11th, 2019

How Innovative Banks Use Cards to Grow Revenue, Earn Loyalty

Banks are partnering with fintechs to create credit card programs for niche customer segments that translate to revenue and long-term loyalty.

By: Amber Buker, program director for FinXTech Connect
article | Technology December 10th, 2019

How Aging Technology Bleeds IT Budgets

Technology can help banks innovate, but failure to innovate the technology itself can create a drain on budgets and usability.

By: Mark Stavrou
article | Risk December 9th, 2019

Treading Carefully In Housing Finance Reform

Proposed reforms to end conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should include measures to avoid liquidity disruption.

By: Jeff Harjo
BD Article
article | Retail December 4th, 2019

The Community Bank Desert

Arizona is wading into an uncertain future as its small business community grows and its population of community banks shrinks.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | Legal December 3rd, 2019

Being Fair to Fairness Opinions for Directors

While fairness decisions cannot tell directors what action to take when confronted with a major decision, they can provide useful context to assist in decision-making.

By: Jeff Davis
article | Technology December 2nd, 2019

Top Nine Mistakes in Banking Digital Account Opening

Banks can create a more seamless experience to open a digital account if they address some troubling trends and common mistakes.

By: Alex Jimenez
BD Article
article | Strategy November 29th, 2019

How ServisFirst Bancshares Became A High-Performing Bank

ServisFirst’s focus on three pillars has enabled it to produce enviable efficiency and returns.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Bank M&A November 27th, 2019

Bankers Capitalize on Three Mega-Mergers Reshaping Half of America

Smart banks are making the most of changing competitive dynamics in their markets.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director