Contributor : Kiah Haslett

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 | 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
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
Bank Services
Article | August 15th, 2019

FASB Sheds Light On CECL Delay Decision

In a conversation with Bank Director, a member of the accounting board explains the new delay on CECL implementation and shares how they're helping banks.

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

CECL Delayed for Small Banks

FASB has proposed changing the effective date for the new credit loss standard to 2023 for small banks.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | July 12th, 2019

What CEOs Want (and Directors Aren’t Giving)

There is one major difference between how CEOs and boards of directors think about executive compensation.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | June 28th, 2019

“The Biggest Threat to the Deposit Insurance Fund I’ve Ever Seen”

An outdated rule is putting community banks in a bind and could exacerbate the next crisis.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | June 14th, 2019

The Most Effective Bank Directors Share These Two Qualities

There is no magic formula for being an effective bank director, but there are two traits that the best tend to exhibit.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | May 10th, 2019

Avoid the Risk of Complacency

Times are good, but banks can’t allow complacency to keep them from making hard decisions to position their institutions for further growth.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | April 26th, 2019

Here’s How to Address CECL’s Biggest Question

A debate is raging across the banking industry as to whether the new loan loss accounting standard will lessen or worsen a recession, and what banks can do about it.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director