Issues

article | March 28th, 2012

The Double-Barreled Regulatory Assault on Retail Banking

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ushered in a new—and an oddly schizophrenic—regulatory regime for retail bankers.

By: Walter Zalenski
article | March 23rd, 2012

How Can Retail Branches Become More Profitable?

With fees restricted by regulators, where can bank management and directors turn to make the branch profitable again?

By: T. Stephen Johnson
article | March 21st, 2012

CFPB’s New Director Promises to View Community Banks Differently

“When the world went mad around us, you did not stray,’’ Richard Cordray tells a crowd at the Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention and Techworld.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | March 19th, 2012

Regulators to bankers: We Hear You

FDIC’s Martin Gruenberg and OCC’s John Walsh address community bankers at ICBA convention.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
interview | March 9th, 2012

How to Find the Perfect Match and Make it Successful

Daniel Bass of FBR Capital Markets & Co., talks about how to go about acquiring fee-based businesses.

By: Dan Bass
video | February 27th, 2012

A Look Inside A High Performing Bank

Having finished first in Bank Director's 2010 Performance Scorecard and second in the 2011 report, Abilene, Texas-based First Financial Bankshares knows a thing or two about growing successfully.

By: Bank Director Staff Writer
article | February 27th, 2012

Will Your Target’s Tax Attributes Survive the Acquisition?

While many tax attributes may be attractive to potential acquirers or investors, the application of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 382 may significantly reduce the benefit of these attributes.

By: Dave Thornton
article | February 24th, 2012

Growth Opportunities: What Bank Leaders Think

Survey shows regulatory risk is a top concern, but more expect economic improvement than last year.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
article | February 22nd, 2012

If $5 Foot-Longs Sell, then Why Not $5 Checking Accounts?

Re-thinking the benefits that checking accounts deliver to consumers.

By: Mike Branton
article | February 17th, 2012

How to Raise Capital in a Difficult Market: What Investors are Looking For

A banker who successfully raised more than $400 million in the equity markets talks about how to get it done.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director