Contributor : Naomi Snyder

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-in-chief 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-in-chief 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-in-chief 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-in-chief 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-in-chief 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-in-chief 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-in-chief at Bank Director