Issues : Strategy

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
BD Article
article | August 24th, 2020

A Former Astronaut Offers Work-From-Home Advice to Bankers

Former astronaut Michael Massimino sees many parallels between the coronavirus-induced challenges associated with remote work and the training and preparation he received to spend time in space.

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

Coronavirus Pressures, Transforms Branches

The coronavirus won’t kill the branch; it may accelerate its transformation.

By: Rob Blackwell
article | July 23rd, 2020

Revisiting the Post-Pandemic Strategic Plan

Bank executives should review their strategic plans and capital plans for post-pandemic risks, challenges, potential opportunities and future goals.

By: Ramsey Gregg, Nathan Ail, Michael Engellant