Contributor : Kiah Haslett

Article | July 12th, 2021

Scaling CECL for Small Banks

Regulators have long maintained that small banks with simple business models could calculate their loan loss allowance using a spreadsheet.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | June 26th, 2021

The Dry Powder Problem

Banks wondering what to do with their ever-growing deposits received another interesting data point last week from the Federal Open Market Committee.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | June 19th, 2021

No Eulogy for the Office

Banks in the digital age aren’t giving up on their offices. Even Covid-19 couldn’t deliver these spaces their final death knell.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | June 14th, 2021

How Community Banks Can Compete With Buy Now, Pay Later

Banks have been largely left out of the “buy now, pay later” trend. But they still have an opportunity to forge meaningful partnerships with merchants.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | June 12th, 2021

A $25 Minimum Wage

With one bold move, Bank of America Corp. gained an edge in the war for talent — and set another benchmark for environmental, social and governance reporting.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | May 17th, 2021

New Rule Settles a Vexing Problem for Bank Exams

Bank regulators clarify how examiners and institutions should approach supervisory guidance.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
FinXTech
Article | May 7th, 2021

A Lending Platform Prepared for Pandemic Pitfalls

One loan management platform shone when banks and borrowers needed help managing loans in the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, notching it the top spot in the lending category as part of Bank Director’s 2021 Best of FinXTech Awards.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
FinXTech
Article | May 7th, 2021

How an Online-Only Bank Powers Its Platform

The winner of the 2021 Best of FinXTech Awards customer experience category has been helping banks’ online banking platforms stand out for years.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | April 19th, 2021

What’s a Bank? History Offers a Guide

As long as there have been banks, there have been companies that want to be banks.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | March 22nd, 2021

A Look at the Great Loan Modification Experiment

Banks helped struggling borrowers and provided better insight into credit quality after regulators suspended loan modification rules.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director