Contributors: Kiah Haslett

  • Article | Audit
  • September 20th, 2019
  • BD Article

Three Bankers Share Downsides of CECL Vendors

At a recent accounting conference, a trio of bankers expounded on some of the lessons they’ve learned from working with a vendor to calculate their allowances under the current expected credit loss model, or CECL.

  • Article | Governance
  • September 12th, 2019
  • Bank Services

Best Practices for Onboarding New Directors

Joining a bank board doesn’t have to be a confusing experience for new members. Here are some practical takeaways for creating thoughtful, educational onboarding programs.

  • Article | Regulation
  • July 18th, 2019
  • BD Article

CECL Delayed for Small Banks

FASB has proposed changing the effective date for the new credit loss standard to 2023 for small banks.

  • Article | 3rd Quarter 2019
  • July 17th, 2019
  • Bank Services

How CECL Can Make Your Bank Better

The implementation of CECL’s new methodology for establishing loss reserves is a major challenge for the banking industry, but it offers important benefits as well.

  • Article | Compensation
  • July 12th, 2019
  • BD Article

What CEOs Want (and Directors Aren’t Giving)

There is one major difference between how CEOs and boards of directors think about executive compensation.

  • Article | Regulation
  • June 28th, 2019
  • BD Article

“The Biggest Threat to the Deposit Insurance Fund I’ve Ever Seen”

An outdated rule is putting community banks in a bind and could exacerbate the next crisis.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 14th, 2019
  • BD Article

The Most Effective Bank Directors Share These Two Qualities

There is no magic formula for being an effective bank director, but there are two traits that the best tend to exhibit.

  • Article | Strategy
  • May 10th, 2019
  • BD Article

Avoid the Risk of Complacency

Times are good, but banks can’t allow complacency to keep them from making hard decisions to position their institutions for further growth.

  • Article | Audit
  • April 26th, 2019
  • BD Article

Here’s How to Address CECL’s Biggest Question

A debate is raging across the banking industry as to whether the new loan loss accounting standard will lessen or worsen a recession, and what banks can do about it.