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A New Approach for Bank M&A

Six points community banks should consider when they evaluate potential acquisitions.


  • Article | Technology
  • December 20th, 2010

Social Media Series: Is your bank using?

The benefits of social media and review of some misconceptions about the practice.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • December 14th, 2010

Pros & Cons of Traditional M&A vs. FDIC-Assisted Transactions

Rick Childs, director for Crowe Horwath LLP's financial advisory services group, discusses the pros and cons of traditional M&A vs. FDIC-Assisted transactions as potential growth options in 2011.

  • Article | Technology
  • December 13th, 2010

Social Media Series: A little bird told me...

Social media for financial leaders series looks at how social networking platforms present a powerful new way to connect with consumers of all generations.

  • Article | Strategy
  • December 7th, 2010

The Recipe for Success at Reliant Bank

Reliant Bank, a $400-million community bank, shares how they managed growth in assets from 2008 to 2010 despite one of the worst economic downturns this country as faced since the 1930s.

  • Article | Technology
  • December 6th, 2010

How does $214 billion sound?

With so many banks facing challenging revenue outlooks and mounting cost pressures, how can executives provide their increasingly sophisticated clients with new products, better service, and more detailed reporting?

  • Article | Technology
  • November 29th, 2010

Using Technology to Manage Lending Practices

"Oftentimes a bank's most important lending decision is the loan it doesn't make." This article takes us down the path of Big Data and the value of business intelligence.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • November 19th, 2010

The Return of Darwinian Banking

Overview of Ben Plotkin, EVP and vice chairman at the investment banking firm Stifel Nicolaus Weisel's industry overview at our Bank Executive & Board Compensation event.

  • Article | Technology
  • November 15th, 2010

Getting Inside The Numbers

If you're looking to increase revenue and profitability through organic growth, read on...

  • Article | Regulation
  • November 5th, 2010

Navigating the Sea of Financial Reform

Susan O'Donnell, managing director with Pearl Meyer & Partners outlines what she believes are the top three issues concerning directors, and what separates the winning banks from the losing ones over the next five years.

  • Article | Technology
  • November 3rd, 2010

Stop me if you've heard this one...

For many executives, talking tech can be a foreign, four-letter, budget-busting concept, but a number of institutions are implementing new technology strategies to grow their banks.