Issues : Strategy

Video | December 22nd, 2021

Transforming, Optimizing Bank Finance Functions

Banks can improve measurement, accuracy and accountability by leveraging their existing core and finance functions.

By: Will Newcomer, Bill Collette
Video | December 17th, 2021

Building Relationships in the Digital Era

Technology can help community banks get back to what they do best.

By: Soren Bested
Article | December 15th, 2021

What 2022 Holds for Community Banks

Executives should reflect on what the future holds — and how to respond — based on continuing and emerging trends seen throughout 2021.

By: Maria Schuld
BD Article
Podcast | December 9th, 2021

“People Who Look Like Me.”

Ebony Thomas, who oversees Bank of America Corp.'s $1.25 billion, five-year program to drive racial equality and economic opportunity for people and communities of color, talks about the work she does, and also the importance of diverse role models in today's workplace.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | December 7th, 2021

The Emerging Impacts of Covid Stimulus on Bank Balance Sheets

Community banks are managing the surplus of deposits on their balance sheets that bankers are struggling to deploy.

By: Tony Hodson
BD Article
Article | December 6th, 2021

The Topic That’s Missing From Strategic Discussions

Just 14% of boards talk about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, despite increased interest from bank regulators.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Article | November 30th, 2021

Three Things to Do Now for Success During Tax Season

Bankers can take several steps now to plan ahead and ease the stress of tax season.

By: Gerald Pettway
Video | November 23rd, 2021

Furthering Digitization, Automation to Push Digital Transformation

Banks can apply the lessons from the coronavirus pandemic around digitization to continue investing in innovations that keep them nimble and agile.

By: Peter Goth, Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Podcast | November 22nd, 2021

The Road Ahead

John Asbury, president and CEO of Atlantic Union Bankshares, talks about his board's approach to strategic planning, the rise of inflation and whether the industry's consolidation is close to reaching an endgame.

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

Connecting With Today’s Digital Customer

Find out how to better align your digital strategy with consumer expectations.

By: Liz High