Contributor : Kiah Haslett

BD Article
article | Strategy February 5th, 2020

Conversing with Chief Cultural Officers

For an industry that promotes culture as essential to performance and customer service, the title of “chief culture officer” remains an unusual one.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Bank M&A January 28th, 2020

When the Earnings Get Tough, the Mergers Get ‘Strategic’

This year could be a pivotal one for “strategic merger” announcements, as banks wonder what’s next, according to presenters during the first two days of Bank Director’s 2020 Acquire or Be Acquired Conference.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Bank M&A January 27th, 2020

The Measure of a “Good” Deal

Presenters at Bank Director’s 2020 Acquire or Be Acquired Conference weigh in on what makes a good deal.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Technology January 17th, 2020

How Technology Broke the Brokered Deposit Rule

The need to change the FDIC’s brokered deposit rule strikes at the heart of banks’ funding models.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Strategy December 27th, 2019

The Magic Margin Number Needed to Satisfy Investors

Is it possible to determine a minimum net interest margin that banks should aim for?

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Audit December 18th, 2019

Forecasting the Future in a ‘Reasonable and Supportable’ Way

The requirement to create a “reasonable and supportable” future forecast has become another hurdle for community bankers as they implement CECL.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Retail December 4th, 2019

The Community Bank Desert

Arizona is wading into an uncertain future as its small business community grows and its population of community banks shrinks.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Strategy November 29th, 2019

How ServisFirst Bancshares Became A High-Performing Bank

ServisFirst’s focus on three pillars has enabled it to produce enviable efficiency and returns.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Risk November 22nd, 2019

The Search For A New Community Bank Reference Rate

Banks have two years to decide what reference rate they will use after the benchmark that underpins trillions of dollars in financial contracts phases out.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Bank Services
article | Growth November 14th, 2019

Exclusive: MVB’s Journey to Create More Shareholder Liquidity

MVB Financial Corp. CEO Larry Mazza lays out how the bank brought in more shareholders, liquidity and growth into its stock.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director