Issues

article | August 9th, 2011

Bank stocks plummet: It’s the economy, stupid.

Bank stocks get hurt the worst when there are worries about the economy and the debt downgrade is no welcome news, either.

By: Naomi Snyder
article | August 5th, 2011

So, you thought you were done with TARP? Post-repayment compensation surprises.

An overview of the legacy issues from the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) compensation limits that may remain after repayment of funds.

By: Donald L. Norman, Jr., Andrew K. Strimaitis
article | July 27th, 2011

Inside Ownership: Which Banks Like “Home Cooking”?

One analyst takes a look at the insider ownership of today’s financial institutions to truly determine how many real dollars senior management and directors are investing in their own banks’ stock.

By: Chris Marinac
article | July 22nd, 2011

Joining Forces to Capitalize a New Bank

Example of how four private equity firms successfully bid on a failed bank and why it's important to the industry.

By: Ken Slosser
white_paper | July 19th, 2011

Consumer Adoption and Usage of Banking Technology

This third white paper is part of a series on technology and consumer attitudes. It outlines the questions and answers that are critical to the success of financial institutions in this rapidly evolving marketplace.

By: First Data
article | July 14th, 2011

New Guidance Raises the Bar for Bank Internet Security

Federal regulators say banks will need layered security to keep fraud at bay. Comerica case also highlights bank’s legal responsibility.

By: Naomi Snyder
article | July 11th, 2011

What’s Next for Consumer Checking after Durbin?

What has to happen to your bank’s consumer checking line-up now that Durbin is done? (Plus, what are the effects of FDIC and OCC overdraft guidance and the first year negative impact of the Reg E changes.)

By: Mike Branton
white_paper | July 7th, 2011

Meeting the Needs of the New Financial Consumer: A Snapshot of Six Customer Segments

The first white paper in a series of four by First Data and Market Strategies International looks at consumers’ attitudes, behaviors, desires and technology adoption.

By: First Data
article | July 7th, 2011

Dos and Don’ts of Risk: 10 Ways to Handle Risk on a Bank Board

Speakers at Bank Director’s Bank Audit Committee conference address what to do, and what not to do, to protect your bank.

By: Naomi Snyder
article | July 1st, 2011

Who Gains the Most From Final Interchange Rule

An analysis by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods shows that TCF Financial in Wayzata, Minnesota; Synovus Financial Corp. in Columbus, Georgia; Regions Financial Corp. in Birmingham, Alabama; and BancorpSouth, Inc. in Tupelo, Mississippi have the most impact.

By: Naomi Snyder