Should You Invest in a Venture Fund?
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Handling One of the Biggest Headaches in Acquisitions: Data Integration
What the board and executive management team should know about the system and data integration process during an acquisition.
Community bankers fight back
Feeling that the legislative tide has turned against them, a number of state banking associations are getting together to raise money for federal elections.
The Double-Barreled Regulatory Assault on Retail Banking
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ushered in a new—and an oddly schizophrenic—regulatory regime for retail bankers.
How Can Retail Branches Become More Profitable?
With fees restricted by regulators, where can bank management and directors turn to make the branch profitable again?
CFPB’s New Director Promises to View Community Banks Differently
“When the world went mad around us, you did not stray,’’ Richard Cordray tells a crowd at the Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention and Techworld.
Regulators to bankers: We Hear You
FDIC’s Martin Gruenberg and OCC’s John Walsh address community bankers at ICBA convention.
How to Find the Perfect Match and Make it Successful
Daniel Bass of FBR Capital Markets & Co., talks about how to go about acquiring fee-based businesses.
A Look Inside A High Performing Bank
Having finished first in Bank Director's 2010 Performance Scorecard and second in the 2011 report, Abilene, Texas-based First Financial Bankshares knows a thing or two about growing successfully.
Will Your Target’s Tax Attributes Survive the Acquisition?
While many tax attributes may be attractive to potential acquirers or investors, the application of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 382 may significantly reduce the benefit of these attributes.
Growth Opportunities: What Bank Leaders Think
Survey shows regulatory risk is a top concern, but more expect economic improvement than last year.