Contributor : Naomi Snyder

article | March 3rd, 2011

Profit outlook for 2013: Still hobbled

What's the outlook for community banks for the next few years? Atlanta attorneys Jim McAlpin and Walt Moeling of Bryan Cave share the results from their survey of investment bankers, equity analysts and consultants on the future of banking.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | February 18th, 2011

Top lobbyist to bankers: When the economy improves, the beatings will stop

Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of bankers at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona two weeks ago, Bartlett said politicians have been criticizing the financial industry because the economy is hurting.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | February 16th, 2011

Small business loan fund seems like a ‘no-brainer’ for bankers

The Small Business Lending Fund may be that gift from Congress to bankers they never expected. After months of gridlock, legislators passed a small business

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | February 4th, 2011

Banking regulation: what’s in the works and how to respond

John Dugan, the former Comptroller of the Currency, shares his view on banking regulation, what's in the works and how to respond

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | February 1st, 2011

Two banks tell different tales. The case of Premier American Bank and Cole Taylor Bank.

Two bank CEOs laid out their strategies and challenges to a crowd at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, giving two very different scenarios of banking in a downturn.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | January 31st, 2011

Do you need $1 billion in assets to survive?

Many community bankers think they will survive just fine despite the increased costs of government regulation and an earnings environment where big banks seem to have all the advantages.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | January 30th, 2011

Want to buy a bank? Look for that fatigued banker near you.

Bank directors are fatigued, many aren't having much fun anymore, and that's creating an environment where bank acquisitions are going to increase as some bankers just give up.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | January 20th, 2011

Will 2011 be the year for bank stocks?

The bad news seems endless so why are many bank analysts so bullish on bank stocks in 2011?

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | January 13th, 2011

Can Frank Keating Tame Dodd-Frank?

The American Bankers Association is licking its wounds after losing a major legislative battle last year in the form of the Dodd-Frank Act. So what can Frank Keating, the new president & CEO, do about it?

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | January 11th, 2011

Wilmington Trust blunders on CEO Pay

It's been a bad few weeks for Wilmington Trust Corp. Make that a bad year.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director