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A New Approach for Bank M&A

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


  • Article | Strategy
  • January 15th, 2018
  • FinXTech

Are Innovation Labs the Best Way to Innovate?

Creating a culture of innovation within your bank will result in more creativity than setting up an innovation lab.

  • Article | Technology
  • January 10th, 2018
  • FinXTech

Innovation Spotlight: First State Bank of St. Charles

Luanne Cundiff, the CEO of First State Bank of St. Charles, talks about technology’s role in building revenue opportunities.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 8th, 2018
  • BD Article

Acquirers Cautious and Disciplined in 2017

Many of the biggest deals in 2017 featured buyers crossing state lines in pursuit of growth.

  • Article | Growth
  • January 5th, 2018
  • BD Article

Can Banks Find Growth Through Bitcoin?

Bitcoin hit a record high last year, and some banks are profiting from the cryptocurrency bubble.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 1st, 2018

Are You Overlooking a Major M&A Obstacle?

Market concentrations can have a big impact on community bank deals, and should be examined early in the process.

  • Article | Liability
  • December 29th, 2017

Community Banks Released From ADA Liability

Banks can adopt these guidelines to help protect themselves against lawsuits around digital accessibility.

  • Article | Risk
  • December 27th, 2017

Privacy Concerns Remain as HMDA Implementation Date Arrives

Data collected under HMDA could pose a risk to banks and consumers.

  • Article | Regulation
  • December 26th, 2017

Are We on the Cusp of the Next De Novo Wave?

Regulatory openness, along with a market rife with capital and talent, could signal the formation of more de novo banks.

  • Article | Technology
  • December 22nd, 2017
  • FinXTech

Does the U.S. Need Its Own Version of PSD2?

A more open banking system could result in greater security and better customer service.

  • Article | Regulation
  • December 20th, 2017
  • DigitalEdition

Federal Historic Tax Credits Offer an Investment Opportunity

For many bankers, the words “tax credit” conjure the specter of Community Reinvestment Act investments that don’t conform with their bank’s rigorous credit policies.