Contributor : Naomi Snyder

Article | May 4th, 2011

Opportunity knocks, but there are drawbacks

Hundreds of banks, most of them small, community organizations, likely will fail in the years to come but there's still the opportunity for bankers to buy troubled institutions and grow balance sheets during tough economic times.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | April 28th, 2011

Bank acquisitions rise in first quarter, but not by much

Top dealmakers include Sandler O'Neill & Partners, Raymond James & Associates and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. While there weren't a lot of fish to be had, one firm did take the bigger fish.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | April 15th, 2011

Big banks still grapple with their own complexity, risk

The world's largest banks have made a lot of progress revamping how they handle risk in the wake of the financial crisis, but they keep bumping up against the limitations of their own technology.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | April 5th, 2011

Banks (don’t) like Small Business Lending Fund

Congress created the $30 billion fund to provide capital to banks and increase lending to small business, but not many banks applied for it. Here's why.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | March 30th, 2011

Where is all the bailout fraud?

Armed inspectors, with sirens wailing, find few cases of actual TARP money stolen. Is that because none exists, or is that because we haven't found it?

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Research | March 25th, 2011

2011 Banker and Board Poll: More acquisitions ahead

A look at what more than 550 bank directors and CEOS have to say about what's ahead for the financial industry.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | March 18th, 2011

TARP Legacy: Hidden Costs

While taxpayers will make an estimated $20 billion profit from the Troubled Asset Relief Program for banks, what about the legacy of "too big to fail?"

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | March 16th, 2011

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief faces Republican critics

Review of subcommittee hearing with Elizabeth Warren, the special advisor setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, who fought back challenges from Republicans.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | March 8th, 2011

Community banks will still offer free checking, and here’s why

As government regulations continue to increase, many large financial institutions are looking to do away with unprofitable deposit accounts. Naomi Snyder, senior editor of Bank Director magazine describes why community banks will still be able to offer free checking, but it won't make them profitable.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
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-in-chief at Bank Director