The Magazine

2nd Quarter 2012

The New Cop on the Bank Regulatory Beat

Will the consumer financial protection agency turn out to be a good cop, or a bad cop? The banking industry will soon find out now that a new era of consumer compliance is upon it.


FDIC Blues

Insiders talk about what it’s like when your bank fails and the FDIC comes after you.

Red Ink in the Pink Sheets

Small banks whose stock trades over-the-counter struggle to raise capital, but a few winners prove it’s not impossible.

Standing Vigilant

A strong audit committee may be a bank’s best defense against the kind of financial mayhem that can anger shareholders and regulators.

Ready, Set, Go

The bank M&A market is showing encouraging signs of revival as the gradual improvement in the banking industry’s asset quality allows buyers and sellers to make more confident pricing decisions.