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Article | October 20th, 2021

Filling the Gap of Wealth Management Offerings to Grow Wallet Share

The current need for more robust wealth management offerings, coupled with advances in easy-to-deploy technology, means that community banks can now offer more holistic, lifecycle financial advice.

By: Blake Kannady
Bank Services
Video | October 19th, 2021

Making Sense of Today’s Fintech Buzzwords

In this Board Brief, Bank Director CEO Al Dominick breaks down what bank boards should know about key technology concepts facing the industry today.

By: Al Dominick
Podcast | October 19th, 2021

Deep in the Heart of Texas

First Financial Bankshares Chairman and CEO F. Scott Dueser talks about some of the factors behind the institution’s long-term success, his views on Covid-19 vaccine mandates — and an ill-fated cover shoot for Bank Director magazine in 2014.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | October 18th, 2021

A Deep Dive Into Wire Fraud and Business Email Compromise

Banks should be aware of several trends in the current fraud landscape to prevent loss and stay a step ahead of financial crime.

By: Verafin Staff Writer
Article | October 15th, 2021

What to Know About Cannabis Banking in 2022

Banks should prepare for greater legalization around marijuana usage, increased licensing activity and the potential for federal legislation as they create their cannabis banking strategy for the year ahead.

By: Paul Dunford
Bank Services
Article | October 14th, 2021

Can Boards Be a Technology Resource for Their Bank?

Technology plays a profound role in today’s banking industry, but too many boards lack the expertise to connect technology to their institution’s business strategy. Uncover more about technology governance in this exclusive analysis from Bank Director’s 2021 Technology Survey.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Understanding Fintech Partnerships

As we continue to see a resurgence of regular mergers and acquisitions activity, it is important that financial institutions make sure their partnerships and fintech activity don’t create speed bumps that could slow or obstruct a deal.

By: Rob Fleetwood, Justin Steffen
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Don’t Mistake Personalization for Personal

Banks must begin considering how to embrace digital-centric services while staying true to their credo of helping local communities and developing strong relationships with their customers.

By: Slaven Bilac
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

A Winning Recipe for Effective Loan Review

Banks should understand the risk profile and changes in their loan portfolio to maintain sound practices and investor return.

By: Ray Bradley, Dawn Carpenter, Dave Niles
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Weighing Product Against Distribution

Product versus distribution. Which is needed for optimal success?

By: Mike Branton