Issues

view_point | Bank M&A October 17th, 2019

Keeping Benefits Simple During M&A

Mergers and acquisitions are an attractive growth strategy for many banks, but deals are increasingly and needlessly complicated by existing employee benefits plans.

By: Brian McCracken
view_point | Strategy October 17th, 2019

Window of Opportunity for Sub Debt

Market activity is up significantly, and bank management teams who are prepared to act quickly can capitalize on the opportunity.

By: Joseph Ceithaml, Bill Fay
view_point | Strategy October 17th, 2019

Can the Industry Handle the Truth on Credit Quality?

Although credit indicators are pristine right now, this good news will not last.

By: Chris Marinac
FinXTech
article | Strategy October 16th, 2019

How Pacific Mercantile Bank Stumbled Onto Its Most Profitable Business Line

A thought experiment at Pacific Mercantile Bank led its executives to a fast-growing and profitable new line of business.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | Bank M&A October 15th, 2019

Fintech Acquisitions: A Different Adventure

Banks weighing fintech acquisitions should revisit their due diligence processes before proceeding with a deal.

By: Matt Hutton
article | Strategy October 14th, 2019

Real-Time Decisions for Real-Time Payments

Banks need to prepare now for the potential rollout of real-time payment capabilities across the industry.

By: Michael Carter
BD Article
article | Risk October 11th, 2019

Two Fundamental Truths About Banking

The more things change in banking, the more they stay the same.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
article | Growth October 10th, 2019

The 4 Biggest Direct Mail Myths

The perception that direct mail doesn’t resonate with potential bank customers and produce meaningful returns just isn’t true.

By: Andrea Heger
article | Retail October 8th, 2019

The Impact of Micro-Savings Fintechs on Banks

Banks pay when funds leave their institution for micro-savings fintechs, even if they eventually come back.

By: Drew Sievers
article | Bank M&A October 3rd, 2019

Top 10 Tips for Branch Bidders

Branch deals have unique considerations that prospective bidders should keep in mind before submitting a bid.

By: Jonathan Hightower