Committees

article | October 25th, 2019

The Unique Benefits of Digital Small-Business Lending

The benefits of digital lending extend far beyond the time or money banks save when they automate their processes.

By: Mike Triggiano
BD Article
article | October 19th, 2019

Creating Space for New Views

Could groupthink be the greatest risk facing bank leadership teams and boards today? Merriam-Webster defines groupthink as “a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
view_point | October 17th, 2019

Revisiting the Importance of Documenting Board Oversight

The recent court case, Marchand v. Barnhill, should remind directors of what is required to fulfill their duty of loyalty and their responsibilities.

By: Christina Gattuso
FinXTech
article | October 9th, 2019

How Two Banks Unlocked Hidden Loan Growth

A pair of community banks partnered with third-party firms to accelerate organic loan growth.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | 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-at-large for Bank Director
article | 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Outdated and cumbersome processes often prevent community banks from supporting the small businesses in their markets.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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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