Issues : COVID-19

Article | March 22nd, 2021

A Look at the Great Loan Modification Experiment

Banks helped struggling borrowers and provided better insight into credit quality after regulators suspended loan modification rules.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | March 8th, 2021

How One Small Player Beat Out PNC, Wells Fargo and M&T for PPP Loans

In the government’s massive aid program for small businesses, Biz2Credit found its niche.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | January 26th, 2021

E-signatures Move from Nice to New Normal

Now more than ever, e-signatures and digital transaction management have become critical technologies for financial institutions.

By: Michael Ball
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Article | December 7th, 2020

What Banks Can Learn from OceanFirst’s Loan Sale

OceanFirst Financial Corp. Chairman and CEO Christopher Maher shares why the bank decided to sell $81 million in higher-risk loans during the third quarter.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
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Article | November 30th, 2020

Steering a De Novo Through a Crisis and Beyond

The coronavirus hit New York just a few months after Piermont Bank opened its doors. But starting a bank from scratch has its advantages, as CEO and founder Wendy Cai-Lee explains.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of editorial & research for Bank Director
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Article | November 11th, 2020

Compensation, Talent Challenges Abound in Pandemic Environment

Day Three of Bank Director’s 2020 BankBEYOND experience explores how the coronavirus pandemic accelerated many of the toughest hiring and talent challenges that banks face, and what they should do in response.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
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Article | November 9th, 2020

Revisiting Growth, Strategy in the Face of Banking’s Known Unknowns

Banking experts weigh in on crafting a resilient and flexible strategy while planning for growth in 2021 and beyond during day one of Bank Director’s 2020 BankBEYOND experience.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | November 3rd, 2020

How to Combat Bank D&O Headwinds

Banks can take five steps to make their D&O renewals smoother, given that the pandemic has reduced capacity, increased rates and caused underwriters to scrutinize all new and existing business.

By: Dennis Gustafson
Article | November 2nd, 2020

Covid-19 Fraud: A Financial Pandemic

Banks must continue to employ a risk-based approach to combat financial crimes and should be vigilant of different types of fraud that may arise during times of economic crisis.

By: Radhika Dholakia-Lipton
Article | October 30th, 2020

New Pandemic Safety and Soundness Standards for Banks

Regulators have issued guidance outlining their expectations for banks when it comes to credit quality, operations and working with borrowers.

By: Erica Crain, Susan Sabo