Contributor : Jack Milligan

article | May 31st, 2011

Will clearXchange Be a P2P Game Changer?

With the new person-to-person service called clearXchange created by Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo, all signs indicate that financial institutions are serious about taking on the industry leader, PayPal. But will it work?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | April 29th, 2011

Four Degrees of Separation

What traits separate the best CEOs from the rest, and an overview of the central tenants of the Wells Way.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | April 11th, 2011

Dealing With Change In The BOLI Marketplace

Bennett Meyer and Flynt Gallagher of Meyer-Chatfield, a leader in the BOLI and executive compensation markets, spoke with Bank Director about how banks can deal with recent changes and how they can leverage the opportunity to optimize BOLI performance and build stronger compensation programs.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | April 7th, 2011

Taking the Long View on Regulatory Relations

Like it or not, the regulators have a job to do and the bankers who take the long view on regulatory relations will come out ahead of the game.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | March 11th, 2011

Will National Banks Lose the Protection of Federal Preemption?

If you are the director of a nationally chartered bank or thrift, there's a date coming up real fast that you must pay attention to.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | February 28th, 2011

Why Smaller Banks Should Worry About Interchange Fees

Community banks might think they're shielded by the Dodd-Frank amendment that drastically reduces the interchange fee for banks over $10 billion in assets, but will that protection hold up in the real world outside of Washington, D.C.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | January 27th, 2011

The Return of Bank M&A

Bank merger and acquisition activity finally picked up in 2010 after two down years, and the outlook for 2011 is even better.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | January 25th, 2011

Do Strategic Plans Still Make Sense?

Given the many challenges banks face today, including the decline of the commercial real estate market, strategic planning is more important than ever. So what's the plan when no one wants your biggest product?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | November 19th, 2010

The Return of Darwinian Banking

Overview of Ben Plotkin, EVP and vice chairman at the investment banking firm Stifel Nicolaus Weisel's industry overview at our Bank Executive & Board Compensation event.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
article | November 1st, 2010

The Crisis in Community Banking

The financial crisis of 2008 is the very real for community banks throughout the country. While many large banks are showing shows of profitable, a great many community banks are still struggling to regain their footing - and for them the long nightmare is not yet over.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director