Issues : Growth

BD Article
article | August 16th, 2019

The Powerful Force Driving Bank Consolidation

There were 11,971 U.S. banks and thrifts in 1995. Today there are 5,362. And the direction of one critical metric suggests that we may still have too many.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
FinXTech
article | August 6th, 2019

How Checking Account Info Can Drive Digital Lending Success

Banks can use transaction account information to increase the speed and efficiency of digital loans by creating an expanded view of the customer, automating decisions and monitoring credit.

By: Robert Giltner
article | July 9th, 2019

Three Ways Directors Can Solve the 3,000-Year-Old Credit Problem

Bankers can leverage data and digital capabilities to fix problems that have plagued commercial credit for thousands of years and make their lending more efficient.

By: Bill Phelan
article | July 8th, 2019

Getting a Return on Relationship Profitability

Banks should consider two metrics when calculating how profitable their customers are.

By: Scott Morgan
article | June 3rd, 2019

Five Reasons Behind Mortgage Subservicing’s Continued Popularity

A growing number of banks are partnering with mortgage subservicers because of better flexibility, compliance and results.

By: Michael Wilkinson
article | May 15th, 2019

Five Critical Mistakes to Avoid in Any Headquarters Project

A number of oversights can hinder or undermine a substantial undertaking like building a new bank headquarters.

By: John W. Smith
BD Article
article | January 30th, 2019

How History’s Playbook Can Help You Grow Today

Acquire or Be Acquired closes its 25th year with prescient advice from some of the industry’s top minds.

By: Jake Lowary
article | August 8th, 2018

How You Can Foster an Entrepreneurial Environment

Encouraging and accepting new ideas can make your bank more competitive.

By: Jay Tuli
FinXTech
article | February 22nd, 2018

Should Banks Focus on Potential Acquirers, or Future Partners?

Audience surveys conducted at Acquire or Be Acquired reveal opinions on growth options and competitive threats.

By: Amber Buker, program director for FinXTech Connect
BD Article
article | January 5th, 2018

Can Banks Find Growth Through Bitcoin?

Bitcoin hit a record high last year, and some banks are profiting from the cryptocurrency bubble.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director