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Article | October 20th, 2021

Filling the Gap of Wealth Management Offerings to Grow Wallet Share

The current need for more robust wealth management offerings, coupled with advances in easy-to-deploy technology, means that community banks can now offer more holistic, lifecycle financial advice.

By: Blake Kannady
Bank Services
Video | October 19th, 2021

Making Sense of Today’s Fintech Buzzwords

In this Board Brief, Bank Director CEO Al Dominick breaks down what bank boards should know about key technology concepts facing the industry today.

By: Al Dominick
Bank Services
Podcast | October 19th, 2021

Deep in the Heart of Texas

First Financial Bankshares Chairman and CEO F. Scott Dueser talks about some of the factors behind the institution’s long-term success, his views on Covid-19 vaccine mandates — and an ill-fated cover shoot for Bank Director magazine in 2014.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | October 18th, 2021

A Deep Dive Into Wire Fraud and Business Email Compromise

Banks should be aware of several trends in the current fraud landscape to prevent loss and stay a step ahead of financial crime.

By: Verafin Staff Writer
Article | October 15th, 2021

What to Know About Cannabis Banking in 2022

Banks should prepare for greater legalization around marijuana usage, increased licensing activity and the potential for federal legislation as they create their cannabis banking strategy for the year ahead.

By: Paul Dunford
Bank Services
Article | October 14th, 2021

Can Boards Be a Technology Resource for Their Bank?

Technology plays a profound role in today’s banking industry, but too many boards lack the expertise to connect technology to their institution’s business strategy. Uncover more about technology governance in this exclusive analysis from Bank Director’s 2021 Technology Survey.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Article | October 12th, 2021

Are Fixed-Rate Loans the Quick Fix?

Banks should evaluate the tradeoffs and potential returns that come with offering fixed-rate loans and explore alternative solutions to address margin pressure.

By: Isaac Wheeler, Ramon Rodriguez
Article | October 12th, 2021

The First Thing to Consider in a Fintech Partnership

New regulatory studies point to an alignment of culture and values when it comes to fintech partnerships.

By: Erika Bailey, FinXTech research analyst
Article | October 8th, 2021

Cryptocurrency: The Risk Banks Already Have

Every bank likely has exposure to cryptocurrency in some capacity; savvy institutions will ensure they understand their current exposure.

By: Russell Sommers
Article | October 7th, 2021

Saving Your Customers’ Time While Saving Money

Banks can minimize or eliminate the need for customers to actively wait for service with a more efficient, attention-free service model.

By: Slaven Bilac