Issues : COVID-19

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
BD Article
article | July 31st, 2020

A Rare Opportunity for Change

Two banks share how their branch strategies have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | July 28th, 2020

Exploring Customer Service in the Pandemic Age

Banks should keep in mind three key considerations of the pandemic’s long-term impact on customer service.

By: Tricia Hrotko
BD Article
article | July 27th, 2020

The $700 Billion Credit Question for Banks

The Federal Reserve thinks big banks could lose up to $700 billion over nine quarters. What does that mean for community banks?

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director