Issues : Growth

article | March 13th, 2020

Making Strategic Decisions With The Help of Data Analytics

Banks can use data analytics to answer a variety of strategic questions, from “What happened and why?” to “How can I make it happen?”

By: Paul Clark
article | February 24th, 2020

Community Banking Basics for 2020

Expense reductions, cost controls and right-sizing will be a key focus for banks in 2020.

By: Mikelle Brady
article | January 6th, 2020

The Earnings Release Advantage for Private Banks

Private banks could benefit from the process and practice of quarterly shareholder communications.

By: Kevin Strachan
article | November 18th, 2019

Scaling Growth While Simplifying Communications

Bankers must ensure that communication and information doesn’t exponentially increase as their institutions grow in size.

By: Jim Pinckney
Bank Services
article | November 14th, 2019

Exclusive: MVB’s Journey to Create More Shareholder Liquidity

MVB Financial Corp. CEO Larry Mazza lays out how the bank brought in more shareholders, liquidity and growth into its stock.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | October 28th, 2019

The Neobanks’ Secret Weapon

“Content Experience.” It may sound like yet another unwieldy or unnecessary marketing term, but banks risk losing market share to a new class of digital-only banks

By: Cassandra Stumer
article | October 23rd, 2019

Two Ways to Crack the Efficiency Nut

Innovative technologies helped two banks serve customers and comply with regulations more efficiently.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | October 22nd, 2019

How Flying Blind Costs Banks Relationships in the Digital Age

The right data can rip the blinders from bankers’ eyes, increase productivity and give them a competitive advantage once more.

By: Dan O'Malley
article | October 10th, 2019

The 4 Biggest Direct Mail Myths

The perception that direct mail doesn’t resonate with potential bank customers and produce meaningful returns just isn’t true.

By: Andrea Heger
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-at-large for Bank Director