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Article | May 29th, 2012

Regulatory Guidance on Stress Testing: What Every Board Must Know and Should Do

Banks above $10 billion in assets must follow new stress testing guidance. Here’s what the guidelines say but also how community banks can apply them for strategic benefits.

By: Sai Huda
Article | May 25th, 2012

Lessons Learned from FDIC Lawsuits

Attorneys weigh in on the best way to avoid getting sued.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | May 25th, 2012

Strategic Mergers: An Alternative in a Challenging M&A Market

Low valuations are leading some banks to consider strategic mergers. Here’s what to consider in such a deal.

By: Steven D. Hovde
Article | May 18th, 2012

Should Bank Directors Approve Loans?

In an age when directors are getting sued for serving on the loan committee, we asked bank attorneys whether directors should be involved in loan approvals, and if so, how.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | May 16th, 2012

Confusion Reigns on Mortgage Compensation

Trying to figure out incentive pay for mortgage originators? Good luck.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | May 14th, 2012

Getting New Customers in Healthcare or Property Management through Outsourcing

By taking a hybrid approach, a blended style of outsourcing, financial institutions have more options than ever to consider.

By: Tracy Dalton
Article | May 11th, 2012

Cultivating the Talent Within

A lot of community banks don’t have management training programs. Even bigger banks often cut this expense out of the budget. But one bank CEO has decided to change that.

By: Robert Phelps
Article | May 8th, 2012

Banking the Unbanked: Prepaid Cards, Mobile Payments & Global Opportunities in Retail Banking

Deloitte reports on how banks can compete with alternative service providers for unbanked and underbanked consumers.

By: Deloitte
Article | May 7th, 2012

First Quarter Bank Earnings Beat Expectations

Investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods posts a summary on first quarter bank earnings.

By: Keefe Bruyette & Woods
Research | May 4th, 2012

Trends in FDIC Lawsuits Against Directors and Officers

Cornerstone Research senior staff analyzes who is getting sued, where and when.

By: Cornerstone Research Senior Staff