Issues : Strategy

Article | August 11th, 2022

Strengthening Financial Performance in a Rising Rate Environment

When rates rise, successful banks respond by focusing on cheap funding, using models to identify relative value and hedging interest rate risk when necessary.

By: Robert Perry
Bank Services
Article | August 11th, 2022

The Community Bank Board Guide to Crossing $10 Billion

Bank Director has assembled an overview of the changes that come with crossing $10 billion, along with questions directors can use to kick off conversations.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | July 15th, 2022

3 Considerations for Your Next Strategic Planning Session

A large part of a bank’s future depends on hiring and developing technical talent, managing fintech partnerships and optimizing technology contracts.

By: Ryan Rackley
Viewpoint | July 13th, 2022

Identifying Customer Needs, Sans Small Talk

Banks have many opportunities to use their data to anticipate needs and to engage customers about their desired outcomes.

By: J.J. Slygh
Article | July 5th, 2022

Navigating the Turbulence of Rising Rates, Inflation and Volatility

Hedging tools allow banks to prepare before next quarter’s volatility — and potential rate change.

By: Ben Lewis
Video | June 30th, 2022

Leveraging Embedded Fintech for Small Businesses

Embedded fintech could play an important role in helping community banks confront digital-savvy competitors in the fight to keep small business clients.

By: Derik Sutton
Bank Services
Video | June 23rd, 2022

Board Strategic Leadership

Bank Director Editor-at-Large Jack Milligan reviews the practices boards can adopt to broaden their perspective and anticipate industry disruptions and opportunities.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Podcast | June 14th, 2022

A Look Inside Fifth Third’s ESG Journey

Hear about Fifth Third’s ESG initiatives from its new chief sustainability officer.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Bank Services
Article | June 9th, 2022

Using the Succession Plan to Evaluate Talent

A study finds that companies that don’t name a successor to the CEO often perform worse.

By: Ryan Derousseau
Article | June 1st, 2022

Why There Is No ‘Back to Normal’ for Banks

Banks that strategically adopt five opportunities in 2022 can create significant value.

By: Peter Pollini