BD Article
article | April 13th, 2020

Loan Modification Rules Suspended in Race to Minimize Pandemic Losses

How banks should account for and record the modified loans of borrowers impacted by the new coronavirus has become an increasingly urgent issue.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | April 9th, 2020

Directors’ Defense Against the Pandemic Impact on Credit

Bank directors and executives need to act quickly and deliberately if they are going to be successful during this very difficult time.

By: T. Alexander Spratt
article | April 7th, 2020

CECL Delay Opens Window for Risk Improvements

CECL implementation is a chance for banks to improve their risk assessment and mitigation strategies and grow business while balancing risk and return.

By: Will Newcomer
BD Article
article | April 6th, 2020

A Bank Board’s Role During a Pandemic

The role of the board, even in a crisis of this magnitude, is still to provide oversight rather than manage.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
BD Article
article | April 3rd, 2020

Banks Brace for Exploding SBA Loan Demand

Small businesses bear the brunt of the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Banks can help them weather the storm — if the SBA provides the right support.

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

Coronavirus Underlines Digital Transformation Urgency

Offering digital business banking functions has become a necessity for banks during a pandemic.

By: Dan O'Malley
BD Article
article | March 27th, 2020

Coronavirus Sparks CECL Uncertainty

CECL could put pressure on bank allowances in its first full quarter, but proposed relief from Congress creates uncertainty for the standard itself.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | March 16th, 2020

Seven Small Business Lending Trends In 2020

The top seven small business lending stats of 2019 contain key insights for community banks’ strategy in 2020.

By: Jorge Sun
article | March 9th, 2020

A Fresh Look At Derivatives Under New Hedging Rules

Banks should consider whether derivatives should play a larger role in risk management, following changes in hedge accounting rules.

By: Chris Moore
article | March 2nd, 2020

3 Ways a Democratic Presidency Could Impact Executive Compensation

Boards should not wait for a Democratic president to ensure their compensation plans and processes are sound.

By: Kate Noble