Issues

Article | September 10th, 2012

European Crisis: Should US Banks Be Concerned?

In an interconnected world, are Europe’s problems our own? We asked legal experts their take.

By: Kelsey Weaver
White Paper | September 5th, 2012

Dodd-Frank, Basel III and the Age of Uncertainty

Sullivan & Cromwell attorneys discuss the many things that remain unresolved under the new regulatory regime.

By: Michael Wiseman, Andrew Gladin
Article | September 5th, 2012

Avoiding Liability for Online Banking Fraud

Most community banks are still unprepared for online fraud in business deposit accounts. Here is what to do about it.

By: Dan Wheeler
Interview | August 31st, 2012

The Four Keys to Success: Q&A with Commerce Bank CEO David Kemper

A winner of the Bank Performance Scorecard talks about how his bank achieves consistently high results.

By: Robert Phelps
Article | August 29th, 2012

How Will Basel III Impact Banks?

Bank attorneys by and large think Basel III will hurt lending.

By: Kelsey Weaver
White Paper | August 27th, 2012

In Search of a New Breed of Chief Risk Officer

This article examines the skills and backgrounds needed for a chief risk officer and poses four questions boards should be asking.

By: Paul Gibson and Avi Shatzkes, Ph.D
Article | August 24th, 2012

How to Win the Regulators’ Approval

Since a good relationship with regulators is paramount, Bank Director polled attorneys and former regulators on what they found to be the best “first steps” in achieving this.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | August 21st, 2012

Taxes and M&A: Five Things to Think About

When considering a merger or acquisition, it’s critical to review not just the target’s tax situation but the potential resulting tax situation of the acquirer.

By: Sheryl Vander Baan
Article | August 20th, 2012

In Search of the Perfect Checking Line-Up

Is there such a thing as the perfect consumer checking line-up? Mike Branton of StrategyCorps takes a 1-2-3 approach to find out.

By: Mike Branton
Article | August 17th, 2012

Do Small Banks Need a Risk Committee?

Banks above $10 billion in assets must have a board-level risk committee. When do banks below that size need one?

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director