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
BD Article
article | February 21st, 2020

One Bank’s Approach to Improving Its Culture

This board takes a more active role in developing its company culture.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
BD Article
article | February 19th, 2020

Talking Too Much About Board Diversity

Two recent studies find that support for board diversity initiatives is declining — both inside the boardroom and among shareholders.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | January 29th, 2020

The High Cost of Good Talent and the Value of Retention

Strategically designed compensation programs can help banks avoid the lost revenue and increased expenses associated with losing and replacing key employees.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | January 20th, 2020

Board Governance For The New Year

The composition, size and age should all be keen focuses of board governance.

By: Alan J. Kaplan
view_point | January 15th, 2020

Choosing the Right Compensation Plan

Choosing the right compensation plan is an important step in attracting, retaining and rewarding rising leaders.

By: David Shoemaker, Beth Taylor
article | January 13th, 2020

What Boards Need to Know to Validate CECL Models

Bank boards need to understand a key step in the rollout and ongoing compliance for the new credit loss standard: model validation.

By: Michael Budinger, Dave Keever