Issues

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-in-chief at Bank Director
Bank Services
Interview | July 19th, 2012

The Job of a Chief Risk Officer

Steve Figliuolo, corporate risk officer for Citizens Republic Bancorp, talks about his job, how he works with the board and how to find a good chief risk officer.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | July 18th, 2012

Dodd-Frank and Federal Preemption: The End Result

Many thought Dodd-Frank would change the standard that exempts national banks from state consumer financial laws. That hasn’t happened.

By: Jennifer Xi, Keith A. Noreika
Article | July 13th, 2012

Bank M&A Deal Volume, Pricing Remains Steady

SNL Financial gives its latest update on pricing and volume.

By: SNL Financial
White Paper | July 9th, 2012

When Doing “Less Badly” Isn’t Enough: Linking Regulation with Strategy in the Post Dodd-Frank Era

A recent report by Deloitte LLP discusses strategies to make an institution thrive post Dodd-Frank.

By: Deloitte
Article | July 6th, 2012

What Regulators Want To See From Boards

Regulators at a recent Bank Director conference talked about how they viewed the audit committee, risk and regulation.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | July 6th, 2012

Resolution Planning: Lessons Learned

What the first round of “living wills” teaches other big banks.

By: Heath P. Tarbert