Issues : COVID-19

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
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
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
BD Article
Article | August 28th, 2020

Banks Have Started Recording Goodwill Impairments, Is More to Come?

Once the coronavirus crisis leeches into credit, a growing number of banks may need to record goodwill impairment charges.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | August 24th, 2020

A Former Astronaut Offers Work-From-Home Advice to Bankers

Former astronaut Michael Massimino sees many parallels between the coronavirus-induced challenges associated with remote work and the training and preparation he received to spend time in space.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
Article | August 14th, 2020

Are We Headed for a Depression, or Are We Just Depressed?

Is a recession that’s even worse than the Great Recession called a depression?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | August 13th, 2020

Dual Deal Accounting Challenges During a Pandemic

The pandemic has complicated the crucial accounting that banks must perform when considering the benefits of a merger or acquisition.

By: Lori Charlebois, Susanne Muenow
Article | August 4th, 2020

Designing a Pandemic-Proof Compensation Plan

Banks may need to update their compensation plans following the hastening workforce shift brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

By: Joe Schaefer
BD Article
Article | August 3rd, 2020

Combatting Employee Malaise During the Pandemic

Companies need to address feelings of demotivation and uncertainty among workers through hope, handles and scenario planning.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director