Issues

article | Regulation February 4th, 2020

Key Considerations with the Community Bank Leverage Ratio

The new community bank leverage ratio could reduce regulatory burdens for some banks, but its adoption carries some risks compared to the current approach.

By: Cliff Stanford, Sanford Brown
article | Technology February 3rd, 2020

Three Tech Questions Every Community Bank Needs to Ask

Community bankers should ask themselves three questions to separate the truly transformative technologies while ignoring buzzy fads.

By: Rob Lee
BD Article
article | Strategy January 31st, 2020

Four Takeaways from One of the Biggest Events in Banking

From political risk to the drive to gain scale, here are some of the top things on bankers’ minds today.

By: Bank Director Staff Writer
BD Article
article | Bank M&A January 28th, 2020

When the Earnings Get Tough, the Mergers Get ‘Strategic’

This year could be a pivotal one for “strategic merger” announcements, as banks wonder what’s next, according to presenters during the first two days of Bank Director’s 2020 Acquire or Be Acquired Conference.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Bank M&A January 27th, 2020

The Measure of a “Good” Deal

Presenters at Bank Director’s 2020 Acquire or Be Acquired Conference weigh in on what makes a good deal.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
video | Bank M&A January 26th, 2020

Industry Perspectives at Acquire or Be Acquired 2020

Uncover the growth issues that are top of mind for bank leadership teams.

By: Al Dominick, CEO of Bank Director and FinXTech
FinXTech
video | Strategy January 26th, 2020

A Long-Term Approach to Credit Decisioning

Leveraging alternative data sources doesn’t require a large dollar commitment, but it does require a long-term strategy. Find out more in this video.

By: Scott Spencer
BD Article
article | Strategy January 24th, 2020

On the Docket of the Biggest Week in Banking

More than 800 bankers from over 400 banks will join Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference at the Arizona Biltmore next week to share ideas about growth and strategy.

By: Al Dominick, CEO of Bank Director and FinXTech
video | Bank M&A January 23rd, 2020

Bank M&A: Setting Expectations for 2020

Find out what to expect from the bank M&A environment in 2020, based on the results of the most recent Bank M&A Survey.

By: Rick Childs
Bank Services
article | Bank M&A January 23rd, 2020

Tackling M&A as a Board

An exclusive analysis of the results of the 2020 Bank M&A Survey examines how often banks focus on M&A — and what should take place in those discussions.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director