Issues

Article | June 15th, 2012

Analyst Report: Community Banks Saw Improving Metrics In The First Quarter

Community banks are doing better. But bigger still seems to mean better.

By: Jack Milligan, editor­-in-­chief for Bank Director
Article | June 15th, 2012

What will JPMorgan’s trading goof mean for regulation?

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Jamie Dimon had to testify before Congress to explain his company's trading loss. There may be more at stake than just JPMorgan.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Article | June 12th, 2012

Getting Bank Customers to Happily Pay Fees

StrategyCorps’ Mike Branton writes about what bank services customers are willing to pay for, and how much they’re willing to pay.

By: Mike Branton
Article | June 5th, 2012

FDIC Lawsuits: Avoiding the Worst Outcome

While the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. lawsuits paint a picture of inattentive, runaway directors and officers, a number of the practices that the FDIC found objectionable could be found at many healthy institutions.

By: Jonathan Hightower
Article | June 4th, 2012

Demystifying Social Media

McKinsey & Co. explain how senior leaders can break down social media into its four primary functions.

By: McKinsey & Co.
Article | May 30th, 2012

Should the $10 Billion Threshold For Risk Committees Be Lowered?

A panel of attorneys weigh in on whether boards should have separate risk committees.

By: Kelsey Weaver
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