The Magazine

4th Quarter 2014

Sizing Up the Nonbank Threat

A group of hungry tech companies are poised to bite off significant market share from traditional banks. Technology companies like Google, Amazon and Apple are circling the financial services marketplace and traditional banks had better take notice before it’s too late.



Can We Talk?

Should board members speak to shareholders? A growing number of people say yes.


Overcoming Technophobia in the Boardroom

Less than half of senior executives and board members believe their banks have the technology in place to support growth, according to Bank Director’s 2014 Growth Strategy Survey.

Top 50 Low Cost Banks

Keeping costs low, including overhead and funding, is the key to both lower risk and higher profitability.


Is it Time to Take the IPO Plunge?

The combination of a healthier economy and the 2012 JOBS Act has led a number of community banks to go public this year.