Issues

BD Article
article | Strategy January 10th, 2020

When It Comes to Efficiency, How Low Can You Go?

How one bank found a path to greater efficiency — while still operating under a traditional model.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
FinXTech
article | Retail January 8th, 2020

How Innovative Banks Scale Consumer Loans

Technology and big data make it possible for banks to scale consumer loans to profitability.

By: Amber Buker, program director for FinXTech Connect
article | Growth January 6th, 2020

The Earnings Release Advantage for Private Banks

Private banks could benefit from the process and practice of quarterly shareholder communications.

By: Kevin Strachan
article | Bank M&A January 2nd, 2020

The Smart Acquisition in a Low-Rate Environment

Acquiring a wealth management firm can create a powerful differentiator against even the most formidable competitors.

By: Jeff Brand, Peter Nesvold
BD Article
article | Strategy December 31st, 2019

Some Friendly Advice for Fintechs, From Banks

The secret for fintechs wanting to work with banks is no secret at all.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
article | Retail December 30th, 2019

Reducing Friction And Increasing Profitability with New Accounts

Community banks should focus on making the account opening experience seamless and sticky to increase profitability and cross-sell opportunities.

By: Eric Edwards
BD Article
article | Strategy December 27th, 2019

The Magic Margin Number Needed to Satisfy Investors

Is it possible to determine a minimum net interest margin that banks should aim for?

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | Risk December 24th, 2019

Four Ways Your Bank can Unleash its ALCO

Banks can reclaim the asset liability management process to ensure it doesn’t become an ineffective exercise.

By: Brian Cox
BD Article
article | Bank M&A December 24th, 2019

What Top Acquirers Know

Aspiring acquirers — and potential sellers — could learn a few things from the industry’s top dealmakers.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
FinXTech
article | Technology December 23rd, 2019

Savings Apps Cost Consumers. Banks Can Help Save Them.

Technology gives community banks a way to beat digital savings apps at their own game, increasing deposits and saving customers fees.

By: Kathleen Craig