Article | May 28th, 2020

On the Radar For the Pandemic’s Next Phase

Banks should prepare to address several emerging issues as they transition to the next stage of the pandemic reaction and fallout.

By: Patrick Hanchey
BD Article
Article | May 22nd, 2020

Texas Strong: Banks Contend With Dual Threats

First Financial Bankshares remains undaunted, even as coronavirus and low oil prices threaten to mess with Texas.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | May 18th, 2020

Common Themes in Banks’ Critical Audit Matters

Annual filings from certain banks revealed glimpses of the initial rollout of critical audit matters across the financial institutions space.

By: Kyle Owens, Mandi Simpson
BD Article
Article | May 18th, 2020

How Peoples Bancorp Prevailed Through PPP

Peoples Bank was the top-performing bank throughout its three-state footprint through the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program measured by dollars of loans approved per assets.

By: John J. Maxfield
Article | May 15th, 2020

Coronavirus Considerations for Goodwill Impairment

As a result of the pandemic, financial institutions may find it challenging to determine whether a triggering event has occurred, resulting in the need for an impairment analysis.

By: Ashley Ensley, Amanda Sterwerf
Article | May 4th, 2020

BOLI Carriers Prepare for COVID-19 Impact

Most major BOLI carriers expect “business as usual” for purchase activity in 2020, but may find difficulty in reproducing yields close to their current portfolios.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
BD Article
Article | May 4th, 2020

Beyond PPP: Supporting Small Business Through the Covid Crisis

Banks play a vital role in ensuring communities come out stronger on the other side of today’s crisis.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Article | April 28th, 2020

When Rates are Zero, Derivatives Make Every Basis Point Count

Interest rate derivatives help banks trade uncertainty for certainty and capture every basis point to defend margins.

By: Bob Newman
BD Article
Article | April 27th, 2020

Coronavirus Tests Banks’ Emergency Succession Planning

Boards should look closely at the details of their emergency succession plans, given the unpredictable and uncertain nature of the coronavirus crisis.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | April 24th, 2020

How the Covid-19 Crisis Turned One CEO Into Counselor in Chief

Executives know how to manage their bank’s balance sheet during a crisis; managing their employees through it is another matter entirely.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director