Issues

article | June 24th, 2020

Opportunity Emerges from Coronavirus Crisis

Prudent risk management will lead to new business for community banks.

By: Rich Quad
article | June 23rd, 2020

Currency Rates Become Wildly Important

Banks can help their commercial customers reduce their vulnerability to volatile currency swings.

By: Stephen Kuhl
BD Article
article | June 22nd, 2020

Pandemic Poses Path to Boost Employee Engagement

Managers are key to a team’s success, especially in crisis, but they can also be a major liability when it comes to enriching and engaging a bank’s workforce.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
FinXTech
article | June 19th, 2020

Starting from Scratch: Reassessing Business Loans

Last year’s financials mean nothing in the 2020 environment. Banks are using technology to take a fresh look at credit risks in light of Covid.

By: Amber Buker, program director for FinXTech Connect
article | June 18th, 2020

Risk, Business Continuity Planning: Trends and Lessons from Covid-19

Bank Director’s 2020 Risk Survey provides clarity for strategic decision-making as banks emerge from the coronavirus shutdown.

By: Craig Sanders
article | June 17th, 2020

Five Reasons to Consider Banking Cannabis

The booming cannabis industry offers banks a source for low-cost deposits and non-interest income as they seek growth and revenue in a low interest, potentially slow growth environment.

By: Tony Repanich
FinXTech
article | June 17th, 2020

The Illusive Hunt for Revenue

An extended low interest rate environment will leave banks scrambling to boost revenue in other ways.

By: John J. Maxfield, editor-in-chief for Bank Director magazine
article | June 16th, 2020

Did the PPP Create Class Action Liability for Banks?

Banks should pay close attention to a stream of class action lawsuits following the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program.

By: Richik Sarkar
BD Article
article | June 12th, 2020

Adapting Bank Supervision to the Covid-19 Reality

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is trying to assess rising credit risk at banks as it adjusts to a socially distant and slowly reopening economy.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | June 11th, 2020

Avoiding Pitfalls of Covid-19 Modifications for Swapped Loans

Banks should be mindful of the implications that Covid-19 loan modifications may have on swapped loans.

By: Von Garces, Rachel Parks, Chris Slusher