Issues

BD Article
article | Strategy December 6th, 2019

One Question Every Company Needs to Answer

One thing you learn when studying great banks is that the secrets to their success often stem from softer, less-tangible qualities. That includes how they answer one particular question.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Retail December 4th, 2019

The Community Bank Desert

Arizona is wading into an uncertain future as its small business community grows and its population of community banks shrinks.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | Legal December 3rd, 2019

Being Fair to Fairness Opinions for Directors

While fairness decisions cannot tell directors what action to take when confronted with a major decision, they can provide useful context to assist in decision-making.

By: Jeff Davis
article | Technology December 2nd, 2019

Top Nine Mistakes in Banking Digital Account Opening

Banks can create a more seamless experience to open a digital account if they address some troubling trends and common mistakes.

By: Alex Jimenez
BD Article
article | Strategy November 29th, 2019

How ServisFirst Bancshares Became A High-Performing Bank

ServisFirst’s focus on three pillars has enabled it to produce enviable efficiency and returns.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Bank M&A November 27th, 2019

Bankers Capitalize on Three Mega-Mergers Reshaping Half of America

Smart banks are making the most of changing competitive dynamics in their markets.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | Technology November 26th, 2019

Why Tech Doesn’t Always Generate Gains (and What To Do About It)

Banks need to optimize their tech investments to unlock lower efficiency ratios and boost their productivity.

By: Neil Hartman
article | Regulation November 25th, 2019

How to Prepare for California’s New Privacy Rules

Banks will need to ensure they are prepared to comply with California’s new privacy rule by the start of the new year.

By: Kevin Polinsky
BD Article
article | Risk November 22nd, 2019

The Search For A New Community Bank Reference Rate

Banks have two years to decide what reference rate they will use after the benchmark that underpins trillions of dollars in financial contracts phases out.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
video | Bank M&A November 20th, 2019

Due Diligence in 2020

The risks faced by acquisitive banks have shifted in today’s economy. Find out what you should be keeping an eye on.

By: Tim Kosiek