Issues

article | August 20th, 2012

In Search of the Perfect Checking Line-Up

Is there such a thing as the perfect consumer checking line-up? Mike Branton of StrategyCorps takes a 1-2-3 approach to find out.

By: Mike Branton
article | August 17th, 2012

Do Small Banks Need a Risk Committee?

Banks above $10 billion in assets must have a board-level risk committee. When do banks below that size need one?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
research | August 10th, 2012

What a Difference a Year Makes: Bank Executives’ Optimism Fades on the Economy

The results from this year's Bank Executive Survey conducted by Bank Director and Grant Thornton LLP outlining how today's financial leaders feel about what lies ahead for their industry.

By: Robert Phelps
article | August 6th, 2012

Five Ways Banks Can Build Mutually Rewarding Customer Relationships

Banks can do a lot to improve the relationship people have with their money. Cole & Weber United talks about five things banks can do.

By: Mike Doherty
interview | August 1st, 2012

The Board’s IT Check-Up

CCG Catalyst President Paul Schaus talks about key information technology questions boards need to be asking.

By: Robert Phelps
article | July 30th, 2012

When Should You Hire A General Counsel?

Bank Director asks attorneys for their opinions on when a bank should hire its own in-house legal expert.

By: Kelsey WEaver
article | July 24th, 2012

2012 Bank M&A: Volume and Pricing Improves, Uncertainty Remains

Crowe Horwath’s Rick Childs offers an update on M&A and what is holding down activity.

By: Rick Childs
article | July 23rd, 2012

Dodd-Frank Round-Up: Where We Are and What Needs to Be Done

Bank Director takes a look at the Dodd-Frank Act two years later, and where it stands.

By: Robert Phelps
article | July 20th, 2012

Dodd-Frank Enters Its Terrible Twos

Has there ever been a more complex—or despised—piece of financial legislation than the Dodd-Frank Act, which will be two years old July 21?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | July 20th, 2012

Bank Waters Will Remain Choppy

Ken Usdin, a Jefferies & Co. stock analyst, talks about his predictions for the future of the banking sector and names some of his top picks.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director