BD Article
article | September 18th, 2020

Why Two Community Banks Raised Debt to Repurchase Shares

These banks decided to take advantage of market conditions created by the pandemic to repurchase their discounted shares.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | September 17th, 2020

Coronavirus Makes Community Count in Banking

Community banks — with the help of technology — punched above their weight when it came to the Paycheck Protection Program.

By: Laura Spiekerman
article | September 16th, 2020

Evaluating Executives’ 2020 Performance

Boards should develop a revised framework now to evaluate their executive team’s individual performance, given the shift in priorities of the business since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

By: Chris Brindisi
article | September 15th, 2020

Three Reasons to Take Banking to the Cloud

The true power of cloud computing lies within its ability to streamline innovation and enhance the customer experience while offering cost savings and flexibility.

By: Booshan Rengachari
BD Article
article | September 14th, 2020

Community Banks Are Buying Back Stock. Should You?

Bank Director explores the trend in recent share buybacks at community banks.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | September 11th, 2020

Banks Tap Capital Markets to Raise Pandemic Capital

Community banks are taking advantage of friendly markets and attractive pricing to raise opportunistic capital in the face of the pandemic-induced recession.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | September 9th, 2020

What Banks Can Learn About Customers from 50,000 Chatbot Searches

SilverCloud analyzed more than 50,000 customer queries with bank chatbots to uncover opportunities for financial institutions.

By: DJ Haskins
BD Article
article | September 7th, 2020

Why This 17-Year-Old Investor Prefers Community Banks

Writer, investor and teenager Maya Peterson shares what she values in an investment and why she likes community banks.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
BD Article
article | September 4th, 2020

When it Comes to Loan Quality, Who Knows?

Seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s still too soon to make an accurate assessment of the banking industry’s loan quality.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | September 3rd, 2020

Banks Can’t Keep Playing Defense on Postal Banking

Banks focused on fighting efforts to bring financial services to post offices might miss the bigger opportunity — or lose out to those who do see it.

By: Rob Blackwell