Issues : Strategy

BD Article
article | February 28th, 2020

How Umpqua Bank Is Navigating the Digital Transformation

Umpqua’s embrace of digital banking is less of an about-face from its former emphasis on branches than one might think.

By: John J. Maxfield
Bank Services
article | February 20th, 2020

The Trouble That Johnny Allison Sees

Home Bancshares CEO Johnny Allison criticizes the shoddy underwriting practices found in today’s commercial loan market.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
BD Article
article | February 14th, 2020

Four Interesting Insights from Two Very Interesting Bankers

To understand the success of Hingham Institution for Savings, you need to appreciate the unusual ways that Robert and Patrick Gaughen think about banking.

By: John J. Maxfield
BD Article
article | February 7th, 2020

Will Iran Target U.S. Banks?

Federal banking regulators seem to believe that U.S. financial institutions could be targets of reprisal following the death of its top general in a drone attack last month.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
BD Article
article | February 5th, 2020

Conversing with Chief Cultural Officers

For an industry that promotes culture as essential to performance and customer service, the title of “chief culture officer” remains an unusual one.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | January 31st, 2020

Four Takeaways from One of the Biggest Events in Banking

From political risk to the drive to gain scale, here are some of the top things on bankers’ minds today.

By: Bank Director Staff Writer
video | January 26th, 2020

A Long-Term Approach to Credit Decisioning

Leveraging alternative data sources doesn’t require a large dollar commitment, but it does require a long-term strategy. Find out more in this video.

By: Scott Spencer
BD Article
article | January 24th, 2020

On the Docket of the Biggest Week in Banking

More than 800 bankers from over 400 banks will join Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference at the Arizona Biltmore next week to share ideas about growth and strategy.

By: Al Dominick
BD Article
article | January 22nd, 2020

Fifth Third’s CEO on Credit, Technology and the Economy

Greg Carmichael talks about competition, technology and the need to maintain discipline.

By: John J. Maxfield
view_point | January 15th, 2020

Credit Unions Emerge as Viable Bank Buyers

Whether you’re a director, officer or employee of a community bank, here are nine things all should consider.

By: Eric M. Corrigan