Issues : COVID-19

Bank Services
Article | May 14th, 2020

Best Practices for Virtual Board Meetings

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing bank boards to meet virtually, but there are other good reasons to incorporate audio or video meetings into your governance format. Here’s what to keep in mind.

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

Guarding Against Virtual Viruses in a Pandemic

Bank executives and directors should familiarize themselves with their institutions’ data security and technology infrastructure as more work is done remotely.

By: Robert Mendez
BD Article
Article | May 11th, 2020

How One Bank CEO is Navigating the Covid-19 Pandemic

From staffing to credit questions, a lot remains up in the air for bank leaders right now.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | May 4th, 2020

BOLI Carriers Prepare for COVID-19 Impact

Most major BOLI carriers expect “business as usual” for purchase activity in 2020, but may find difficulty in reproducing yields close to their current portfolios.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
BD Article
Article | May 4th, 2020

Beyond PPP: Supporting Small Business Through the Covid Crisis

Banks play a vital role in ensuring communities come out stronger on the other side of today’s crisis.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Article | April 29th, 2020

How Innovative Banks Fight Covid Through Giving

Covid-specific giving initiatives can be spun up in a matter of days for banks with the right technology partners and mindset.

By: Amber Buker
BD Article
Article | April 27th, 2020

Coronavirus Tests Banks’ Emergency Succession Planning

Boards should look closely at the details of their emergency succession plans, given the unpredictable and uncertain nature of the coronavirus crisis.

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

How the Covid-19 Crisis Turned One CEO Into Counselor in Chief

Executives know how to manage their bank’s balance sheet during a crisis; managing their employees through it is another matter entirely.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | April 23rd, 2020

How Leaders Meet Followers’ Critical Needs During COVID-19

Banks must meet the four deep needs of employees and customers — not only during the COVID-19 crisis, but ongoing as well.

By: Paul Berg
Article | April 22nd, 2020

Preparing to Be There for Your Community

Community banks interested in helping their Main Streets recover need to take steps today to fortify themselves for a potential future of prolonged low rates.

By: Eric C. Brown