Issues : Strategy

BD Article
article | November 29th, 2019

How ServisFirst Bancshares Became A High-Performing Bank

ServisFirst’s focus on three pillars has enabled it to produce enviable efficiency and returns.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | November 20th, 2019

Beware the Shadow Banks

Credit quality is still pristine, but some fear that nonbank lenders are taking too much risk.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | November 15th, 2019

How Operations Cost Banks Time, Money and Customers

Banks that can contain their costs in the face of unprecedented change are the most likely to survive.

By: Tom Grottke, Bill McNamara
article | November 12th, 2019

Build or Buy: The Best Way to Start a Bank Today

Potential bank organizers must weigh the pros and cons of forming a de novo bank versus buying an existing bank charter in the current regulatory and economic environment.

By: Neil Grayson, Ben Barnhill, B.T. Atkinson
article | November 4th, 2019

Your Bank’s Culture Needs a Brand

Banks should look for ways to leverage and broadcast their culture to attract and keep top talent.

By: Jonathan Rowe
BD Article
article | November 1st, 2019

The Year that Changed Banking

How one year fundamentally altered expectations around teamwork, culture and performance.

By: Al Dominick, CEO of Bank Director and FinXTech
view_point | October 17th, 2019

Window of Opportunity for Sub Debt

Market activity is up significantly, and bank management teams who are prepared to act quickly can capitalize on the opportunity.

By: Joseph Ceithaml, Bill Fay
view_point | October 17th, 2019

Can the Industry Handle the Truth on Credit Quality?

Although credit indicators are pristine right now, this good news will not last.

By: Chris Marinac
FinXTech
article | October 16th, 2019

How Pacific Mercantile Bank Stumbled Onto Its Most Profitable Business Line

A thought experiment at Pacific Mercantile Bank led its executives to a fast-growing and profitable new line of business.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | October 14th, 2019

Real-Time Decisions for Real-Time Payments

Banks need to prepare now for the potential rollout of real-time payment capabilities across the industry.

By: Michael Carter