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Article | October 15th, 2021

What to Know About Cannabis Banking in 2022

Banks should prepare for greater legalization around marijuana usage, increased licensing activity and the potential for federal legislation as they create their cannabis banking strategy for the year ahead.

By: Paul Dunford
Bank Services
Article | October 14th, 2021

Can Boards Be a Technology Resource for Their Bank?

Technology plays a profound role in today’s banking industry, but too many boards lack the expertise to connect technology to their institution’s business strategy. Uncover more about technology governance in this exclusive analysis from Bank Director’s 2021 Technology Survey.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Understanding Fintech Partnerships

As we continue to see a resurgence of regular mergers and acquisitions activity, it is important that financial institutions make sure their partnerships and fintech activity don’t create speed bumps that could slow or obstruct a deal.

By: Rob Fleetwood, Justin Steffen
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Don’t Mistake Personalization for Personal

Banks must begin considering how to embrace digital-centric services while staying true to their credo of helping local communities and developing strong relationships with their customers.

By: Slaven Bilac
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

A Winning Recipe for Effective Loan Review

Banks should understand the risk profile and changes in their loan portfolio to maintain sound practices and investor return.

By: Ray Bradley, Dawn Carpenter, Dave Niles
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Weighing Product Against Distribution

Product versus distribution. Which is needed for optimal success?

By: Mike Branton
FinXTech
Article | October 12th, 2021

The First Thing to Consider in a Fintech Partnership

New regulatory studies point to an alignment of culture and values when it comes to fintech partnerships.

By: Erika Bailey, FinXTech research analyst
FinXTech
Article | October 7th, 2021

Saving Your Customers’ Time While Saving Money

Banks can minimize or eliminate the need for customers to actively wait for service with a more efficient, attention-free service model.

By: Slaven Bilac
Article | October 5th, 2021

How a Data-Driven Sales Methodology Can Help Banks Grow

Current economic conditions require banks to adopt a model of sales effectiveness that is backed by data and analytics.

By: Tom Collins, Dean Konick, Jr.
Article | October 4th, 2021

Before Digital Banking Was Cool, There Was Live Oak

Live Oak Bancshares has become the darling of Wall Street.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor-in-Chief at Bank Director