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article | July 10th, 2020

How Innovative Banks Manage Cannabis-Related Businesses

Once an institution decides to bank cannabis-related businesses, the hard work begins — building a compliance program for a nascent, multi-billion dollar industry.

By: Amber Buker, program director for FinXTech Connect
article | July 9th, 2020

Three Steps to Mastering Digital Connection

Banks need both technology and authentic human connection to transform their digital experience.

By: Joe Welu
article | July 8th, 2020

Pivoting to Offense to Endure the Covid-19 Economy

Bankers are grappling with the dual challenge of preserving the health of their clients and of the institutions’ for what will surely be a prolonged period of economic uncertainty.

By: Tom Collins, Dean Konick, Jr.
article | July 7th, 2020

Turning Goals from Wishes to Outcomes

Do your bank’s objectives pass the tests that distinguish useful goals from mere wishes?

By: Nigel Johnson
BD Article
article | July 6th, 2020

Pandemic Challenges, Strengthens Bank’s Deal Integration

Acquiring a partner with similar values and maintaining its strategic focus helped Sandy Spring Bancorp overcome the challenges of integrating during a pandemic.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | July 3rd, 2020

Capital, Digital Initiatives Set De Novos Up for Success

High capital, experienced leaders and a digital-first mindset promise to help successful de novos survive the current economic blow.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | July 2nd, 2020

Embracing a Challenging Environment to Evolve

Banks can focus on five areas for opportunities to declutter or reengineer policies, procedures and best practices.

By: Joseph Silvia
article | July 1st, 2020

Five Digital Banking Initiatives for Second Half of 2020

MX surveyed more than 400 financial institution clients to see how their top initiatives set them up for success in an economic downturn and future recovery.

By: Brandon Dewitt
article | June 30th, 2020

Addressing the Income Inequality Imperative Before It’s Too Late

Economic inequality could become much worse under the coronavirus without creative solutions and interventions from banks and regulators.

By: Rob Blackwell
BD Article
article | June 26th, 2020

Helping Customers When They Need It Most

Demand for small dollar loans could grow as the coronavirus crisis evolves — but most banks aren’t offering these products to their customers.

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