Committees

BD Article
article | Compensation October 4th, 2019

Why the Compensation Committee Matters So Much Right Now

The rise in the importance of the compensation committee is one of the most significant developments in bank governance since the financial crisis.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | Lending October 1st, 2019

Why Does Small Business Lending Cost So Much?

Outdated and cumbersome processes often prevent community banks from supporting the small businesses in their markets.

By: Brandon Dracca
BD Article
article | Audit September 20th, 2019

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.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | Compensation September 16th, 2019

Using Succession Planning to Unlock Compensation Challenges

Boards should let succession planning guide how they compensate the next generation of leaders.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | Lending September 13th, 2019

Embracing Frictionless Loans by Eliminating Touch Points

There are four questions to ask about your bank’s ability to take advantage of the new digital landscape.

By: Kevin Polinsky
Bank Services
article | Governance September 12th, 2019

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.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | Lending September 2nd, 2019

LIBOR Changes On the Horizon for Syndicated Loans on Bank Books

Banks should be aware of and prepare for LIBOR’s phase-out by revisiting the fallback language in syndicated loan credit agreements.

By: David Schwarz
article | Lending August 20th, 2019

Five Derivatives Safety Tips: Accessing Power While Maintaining Peace of Mind

Often viewed as risky and dangerous, interest rate derivatives can be powerful tools for banks when they use these five safety tips.

By: Bob Newman
article | Compensation August 19th, 2019

The Evolution of Strategic Business Objectives in Annual Incentive Plans

Eight themes have emerged as more banks adjust how they use strategic business objectives to compensate bankers in the face of industry disruption.

By: Chris Brindisi
article | Lending August 13th, 2019

Six Reasons Banks Are Consenting to C-PACE Financing

Banks should consider joining the hundreds of mortgage lenders that have signed on to incorporating C-PACE financing in commercial real estate projects.

By: Andrew Meyer