Article | October 23rd, 2020

How Settlement Service Providers Help Banks with Surging Refinance Demand

Revisiting settlement service providers is low-hanging fruit for banks looking to immediately deduct days from closing timelines and improve the experience.

By: Susan Falsetti
Bank Services
Article | October 15th, 2020

Is an Independent Chair a Best Practice?

Does splitting the chairman and CEO roles necessarily improve a bank’s financial performance?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Viewpoint | October 14th, 2020

Three Areas of Comp Committee Focus

With 2020 being anything but typical, compensation committees should brace themselves for the months ahead.

By: Andrew K. Strimaitis, Andrew Gordon
Viewpoint | October 14th, 2020

Determining Annual Incentive Pay in a Pandemic

Seven questions banks should ask to help their decision-making when determining 2020 executive incentive payouts.

By: Susan O'Donnell, Daniel Rodda
BD Article
Article | October 9th, 2020

Beware Third-Quarter Credit Risk

The third quarter could see second-round deferrals substantially fall at the same time that nonaccruals and criticized assets begin increasing.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Research | October 5th, 2020

Governance Survey Results: Directors Sound Off on Diversity, Performance

Bank Director's Governance Survey focuses on five core components of strong boards.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | September 29th, 2020

Key Compensation Issues in a Turbulent Market

Two factors could impact a bank’s annual and long-term incentive plans in an unusual and challenging year.

By: Todd A. Leone
Article | September 23rd, 2020

Community Risks That Community Banks Should Address

While the financial perspective appears relatively stable, there’s still risk in your community and to your bank.

By: Bert Purdy
Article | September 22nd, 2020

The Digitalization of Commercial Lending

Are you evaluating all your product lines against the same digital delivery checklist? Why a one-size-fits-all digital approach limits your commercial lending opportunities.

By: Kevin Polinsky
Research | September 21st, 2020

Focus on Survival

Bank boards will be challenged to think outside the box as they evaluate CEO pay in an uncertain environment, according to Bank Director’s 2020 Compensation Survey.

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