Contributor : John Maxfield

BD Article
article | March 13th, 2020

The Keystone Trait of Prudent and Profitable Banking

While no two banks are identical, most high-performing institutions in the industry have one thing in common.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | February 28th, 2020

How Umpqua Bank Is Navigating the Digital Transformation

Umpqua’s embrace of digital banking is less of an about-face from its former emphasis on branches than one might think.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | February 14th, 2020

Four Interesting Insights from Two Very Interesting Bankers

To understand the success of Hingham Institution for Savings, you need to appreciate the unusual ways that Robert and Patrick Gaughen think about banking.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | January 22nd, 2020

Fifth Third’s CEO on Credit, Technology and the Economy

Greg Carmichael talks about competition, technology and the need to maintain discipline.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | December 31st, 2019

Some Friendly Advice for Fintechs, From Banks

The secret for fintechs wanting to work with banks is no secret at all.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | December 6th, 2019

One Question Every Company Needs to Answer

One thing you learn when studying great banks is that the secrets to their success often stem from softer, less-tangible qualities. That includes how they answer one particular question.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
Bank Services
training | November 21st, 2019

Three Ways Banking Breaks the Rules

Find out what sets banking’s business model apart in this video tailored specifically for bank directors.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
article | November 8th, 2019

Three Ways Top Banks Attract and Retain Talent

Recruiting and retaining top talent will never be easy. But being flexible and experimenting with new approaches is one way to increase the odds of success.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
article | November 7th, 2019

The Story of Two Bank Transformations

A combination of low interest rates, high compliance costs and customer migration toward digital banking channels has led the leaders of two banks to radically transform their institutions.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
FinXTech
article | October 30th, 2019

An Effective Way to Combat Cyber Breaches

Stopping cyber breaches from happening isn’t easy, but one solution enables banks to beat hackers at their own game.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine