Issues : Strategy

BD Article
article | 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
article | 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
article | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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
article | June 24th, 2019

Weighing the Value of a Bank Holding Company

Now that a fourth bank announced it would eliminate its holding company, directors should revisit the value of theirs.

By: Alexander Callen, Matthew Dyckman, William Stern, Samantha Kirby
article | June 20th, 2019

Five Insights into the Top 25 Bank Search Terms

Banks can learn from the 25 most frequently searched terms on their website.

By: DJ Haskins
Bank Services
article | May 31st, 2019

Are These the Best of Times for Bank Directors?

The Bank Board Training Forum focuses on governance, diversity against the backdrop of industry profitability.

By: Jack Milligan, editor­-in-­chief for Bank Director