Issues : Strategy

BD Article
article | Strategy September 6th, 2019

Banks, Fintechs Share This Three-Letter Word

Don’t let your asset size limit your aspirations.

By: Al Dominick, CEO of Bank Director and FinXTech
BD Article
article | Strategy August 23rd, 2019

A Dangerous Force in Banking

The more you learn about banking, the more you realize that just a few qualities separate top-performing bankers from the rest — and one is particularly important.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Strategy August 9th, 2019

Why Some Banks Purposefully Shun the Spotlight

Banks that want to remain independent have plenty of ways to proactively defend against unwanted acquisition offers.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
BD Article
article | Strategy August 2nd, 2019

A Common Trait Shared by Elite Bankers

If you talk to enough executives at top-performing banks, one thing you’ll notice is that not all of them identify as bankers.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
RankingBanking
article | Strategy July 26th, 2019

A Top-Performing Bank Explains Why It Sponsors Three NFL Teams

The benefits of sponsoring a local sports team can easily exceed the costs. This is true even for highly efficient banks, according to Bank Director’s latest ranking.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
FinXTech
article | Strategy July 24th, 2019

Six Reasons to Have a Fintech Strategy

Banks without a strategy outlining how they will approach and implement financial technology risk insufficient oversight or lost business.

By: Laura Biddle
BD Article
article | Strategy July 19th, 2019

“The Best Strategic Thinker in Financial Services”

This bank’s evolution over the past few decades may have been unorthodox, but it was also brilliantly timed and executed.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
Bank Services
article | Strategy July 18th, 2019

Exclusive: How KeyCorp Keeps Diversity & Inclusion in Focus

Creating a more inclusive organization requires a deliberate focus. Kim Manigault of KeyCorp outlines the bank’s strategy for attracting and promoting top talent.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
viewpoint | Strategy July 17th, 2019

Why It’s Hard for Banks to Get Answers From Their Systems

Many executives are encountering extraction problems when pulling answers from their core systems. Here are a few ways they can combat this issue.

By: Tom Heruska
viewpoint | Strategy July 17th, 2019

Creating the Correct Dividend Policy

When determining a bank’s cash dividend, it is paramount for boards to strike the right payout.

By: Rick Weiss