Issues : Strategy

view_point | Strategy January 15th, 2020

Credit Unions Emerge as Viable Bank Buyers

Whether you’re a director, officer or employee of a community bank, here are nine things all should consider.

By: Eric M. Corrigan
view_point | Strategy January 15th, 2020

Managing the Balance Sheet for 2020 and Beyond

Bankers are weathering a dramatically different interest rate environment and will need a new set of tools and strategies to craft versatile balance sheet solutions.

By: Steve Kinner, Matt Pieniazek
view_point | Strategy January 15th, 2020

Improving Board, CEO Communication

Strong community banks are supported by strong, open lines of communication between their CEOs and boards.

By: Dave Thomas
BD Article
article | Strategy January 14th, 2020

Bank Performance in 2020? Meh…

The banks that could fare best in 2020 are ones with buffers against volatility, not the ones who ride it.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
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
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
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
BD Article
article | Strategy December 20th, 2019

When Volcker Beat Inflation

Inflation is a foreign concept to most Americans today. They have Paul Volcker to thank for that.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
BD Article
article | Strategy December 13th, 2019

Making Diversity Happen

Aspiring to increase diversity and actually achieving it are two different things.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
Bank Services
article | Strategy December 12th, 2019

Best Practices for Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is one of the board’s most basic and vital responsibilities. Find out how to ensure the process produces the results your board wants to achieve.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director