Safe Growth in 2023

The first day of Acquire or Be Acquired wrapped with a discussion about growth in a rising rate environment, coupled with the prospect of recession this year. As Jack Milligan, editor-at-large at Bank Director, explains in this video, banks could zero in on their core deposit base, identify borrowers who could struggle in a difficult economy, and stick to lending in markets and businesses they know. By focusing on safe growth in 2023, banks can set themselves up for success in 2024.


Jack Milligan


Jack Milligan is editor-at-large of Bank Director magazine, a position to which he brings over 40 years of experience in financial journalism organizations. Mr. Milligan directs Bank Director’s editorial coverage and leads its director training efforts. He has a master’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.