Issues : Strategy

BD Article
article | November 6th, 2020

Keeping Optimism Alive

Leading in the face of uncertainty, boards must guard against the current crisis while strategically planning for the months ahead.

By: Al Dominick
article | October 15th, 2020

Embracing Gender Diversity as a Pathway to Success

Gender diversity in the board, workforce and customer base is an untapped opportunity for banks to capitalize on, even in the difficult operating environment.

By: Terrie Spiro, Jenn Docherty
view_point | October 14th, 2020

Banks at the Nexus of Three Critical Forces

The banking industry is enmeshed in three high-profile challenges facing the country that all banks should be prepared to address.

By: Tim Kosiek
view_point | October 14th, 2020

Preferred Equity: Large Bank Luxury No More

Preferred equity is no longer the purview of the big banks. Community banks should act while markets are open.

By: Chris Marinac
FinXTech
article | October 13th, 2020

Four Traits That Will Define Successful Lenders in the Future

Numerated helped banks process nearly 250,000 PPP loans. Here are the four traits we noticed in banks that are setting themselves up for future success.

By: Dan O'Malley
Bank Services
article | October 8th, 2020

Strategic Planning in an Age of Uncertainty

Huntington Bankshares CEO Stephen Steinour talks about strategic planning when nothing is certain.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
BD Article
article | September 18th, 2020

Why Two Community Banks Raised Debt to Repurchase Shares

These banks decided to take advantage of market conditions created by the pandemic to repurchase their discounted shares.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | September 14th, 2020

Community Banks Are Buying Back Stock. Should You?

Bank Director explores the trend in recent share buybacks at community banks.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | September 11th, 2020

Banks Tap Capital Markets to Raise Pandemic Capital

Community banks are taking advantage of friendly markets and attractive pricing to raise opportunistic capital in the face of the pandemic-induced recession.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | September 7th, 2020

Why This 17-Year-Old Investor Prefers Community Banks

Writer, investor and teenager Maya Peterson shares what she values in an investment and why she likes community banks.

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