Issues : Strategy

Article | October 22nd, 2021

What Banks Missed

Does buy now, pay later expose a vulnerability in the banking system?

By: Al Dominick
Podcast | October 19th, 2021

Deep in the Heart of Texas

First Financial Bankshares Chairman and CEO F. Scott Dueser talks about some of the factors behind the institution’s long-term success, his views on Covid-19 vaccine mandates — and an ill-fated cover shoot for Bank Director magazine in 2014.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Bank Services
Article | October 14th, 2021

Can Boards Be a Technology Resource for Their Bank?

Technology plays a profound role in today’s banking industry, but too many boards lack the expertise to connect technology to their institution’s business strategy. Uncover more about technology governance in this exclusive analysis from Bank Director’s 2021 Technology Survey.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

Understanding Fintech Partnerships

As we continue to see a resurgence of regular mergers and acquisitions activity, it is important that financial institutions make sure their partnerships and fintech activity don’t create speed bumps that could slow or obstruct a deal.

By: Rob Fleetwood, Justin Steffen
Viewpoint | October 13th, 2021

A Winning Recipe for Effective Loan Review

Banks should understand the risk profile and changes in their loan portfolio to maintain sound practices and investor return.

By: Ray Bradley, Dawn Carpenter, Dave Niles
Article | September 22nd, 2021

Banks Are Missing Out on America’s Most Financially Active Demographic

It is time to change the dynamic between women and banks by creating meaningful and engaging products and opportunities.

By: Debi Roy
Podcast | September 21st, 2021

A Bridge Between East and West

East West Bancorp has grown from a single branch in Los Angeles' Chinatown to the 40th largest U.S. bank, and one of the country's most profitable. Chairman and CEO Dominic Ng talks about the bank's mission as a bridge between east and west, and his strong public stance against Asian-American prejudice and violence.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Bank Services
Article | September 16th, 2021

How Will the Branch’s Post-Pandemic Role Change?

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated a trend toward digital distribution and fewer branches. Here’s how one bank is navigating that transition.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | September 13th, 2021

The Issue Plaguing Banks These Days

As pandemic-era relief subsides, the industry must contend with a challenge that gets to the very fundamentals of banking.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | September 10th, 2021

Three Questions for Your Bank to Address Now

As Bank Director hosts its annual Bank Board Training Forum in Nashville, boards are dealing with critical questions about the future.

By: Al Dominick