Contributor : John Maxfield

FinXTech
article | Strategy September 11th, 2019

Three Things You Missed at Experience FinXTech

Discussions between technology companies and financial institutions at Bank Director’s Experience FinXTech event yielded three important takeaways for the banking industry.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
FinXTech
article | Technology September 10th, 2019

Winners Announced for the 2019 Best of FinXTech Awards

The winning fintech solutions strike a balance between innovative ideas and results that move the needle for the banking industry.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Strategy August 23rd, 2019

A Dangerous Force in Banking

The more you learn about banking, the more you realize that just a few qualities separate top-performing bankers from the rest — and one is particularly important.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Strategy August 9th, 2019

Why Some Banks Purposefully Shun the Spotlight

Banks that want to remain independent have plenty of ways to proactively defend against unwanted acquisition offers.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Strategy August 2nd, 2019

A Common Trait Shared by Elite Bankers

If you talk to enough executives at top-performing banks, one thing you’ll notice is that not all of them identify as bankers.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Risk June 12th, 2019

Two-Thirds of Bank Directors Are Worried About the Same Thing

Rising rates and the threat of a looming recession are on bank directors’ minds, but they’re not the top concern.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Governance May 24th, 2019

An Easy Way to Learn More About Banking

It goes without saying that bank executives and directors should strive to learn more about banking. But what should they read to do so?

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
Bank Services
article | Strategy April 25th, 2019

Exclusive: The Inside Story of Colorado’s Leading Bank

Gain insights on FirstBank’s disciplined approach to growth, its governance philosophy and its views on capital management.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Strategy April 5th, 2019

The Flawed Argument Against Community Banks

Despite the gloomy sentiment toward community banks that’s often parroted in the press, their current and future fortunes are far from bleak.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Strategy March 22nd, 2019

The Big Picture of Banking in Three Simple Charts

These lessons from banking’s past can help you better understand its present—and future.

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