Issues

article | September 14th, 2012

Part I: Built to Last – Compliance Lessons from the Construction Industry

What do the most effective compliance programs have in common and how are they similar to construction projects? This article discusses the critical elements to building a successful compliance program - beginning with the blueprint.

By: Pam Perdue
article | September 12th, 2012

Is Banking’s Future in the Cloud?

Weighing benefits versus security concerns, should your bank take advantage of the cloud computing trend?

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | September 10th, 2012

European Crisis: Should US Banks Be Concerned?

In an interconnected world, are Europe’s problems our own? We asked legal experts their take.

By: Kelsey WEaver
white_paper | September 5th, 2012

Dodd-Frank, Basel III and the Age of Uncertainty

Sullivan & Cromwell attorneys discuss the many things that remain unresolved under the new regulatory regime.

By: Michael Wiseman, Andrew Gladin
article | September 5th, 2012

Avoiding Liability for Online Banking Fraud

Most community banks are still unprepared for online fraud in business deposit accounts. Here is what to do about it.

By: Dan Wheeler
interview | August 31st, 2012

The Four Keys to Success: Q&A with Commerce Bank CEO David Kemper

A winner of the Bank Performance Scorecard talks about how his bank achieves consistently high results.

By: Robert Phelps
article | August 29th, 2012

How Will Basel III Impact Banks?

Bank attorneys by and large think Basel III will hurt lending.

By: Kelsey WEaver
white_paper | August 27th, 2012

In Search of a New Breed of Chief Risk Officer

This article examines the skills and backgrounds needed for a chief risk officer and poses four questions boards should be asking.

By: Paul Gibson and Avi Shatzkes, Ph.D
article | August 24th, 2012

How to Win the Regulators’ Approval

Since a good relationship with regulators is paramount, Bank Director polled attorneys and former regulators on what they found to be the best “first steps” in achieving this.

By: Kelsey WEaver
article | August 21st, 2012

Taxes and M&A: Five Things to Think About

When considering a merger or acquisition, it’s critical to review not just the target’s tax situation but the potential resulting tax situation of the acquirer.

By: Sheryl Vander Baan