Issues : Strategy

Podcast | September 21st, 2021

A Bridge Between East and West

East West Bancorp has grown from a single branch in Los Angeles' Chinatown to the 40th largest U.S. bank, and one of the country's most profitable. Chairman and CEO Dominic Ng talks about the bank's mission as a bridge between east and west, and his strong public stance against Asian-American prejudice and violence.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Bank Services
Article | September 16th, 2021

How Will the Branch’s Post-Pandemic Role Change?

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated a trend toward digital distribution and fewer branches. Here’s how one bank is navigating that transition.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | September 13th, 2021

The Issue Plaguing Banks These Days

As pandemic-era relief subsides, the industry must contend with a challenge that gets to the very fundamentals of banking.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Article | September 10th, 2021

Three Questions for Your Bank to Address Now

As Bank Director hosts its annual Bank Board Training Forum in Nashville, boards are dealing with critical questions about the future.

By: Al Dominick
Article | September 8th, 2021

The Evolving, Post-Pandemic Role of Management and Directors

The post-pandemic economy has given management teams an extraordinary opportunity to leverage their directors’ knowledge to shape the strategic direction of their banks.

By: Kamal Mustafa
Article | August 13th, 2021

Meeting Customer Demand for Bitcoin

Community banks could be the natural nexus for customers searching for bitcoin products — if bank leaders capitalize on the opportunity, according to a market report sponsored by NYDIG.

By: Bank Director Staff Writer
Podcast | August 11th, 2021

A Bigger Purpose

Tradition Capital Bank, a $1.5 billion institution in Edina, Minnesota, donates up to 10% of its profits every year if it achieves certain financial goals. CEO Dan Fagan says the privately-held bank serves a "bigger purpose" than just making loans and collecting deposits.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | August 6th, 2021

How to Modernize Your Payments Strategy

Banks that don’t offer modernized solutions like real-time payments, P2P, A2A, bill pay and more risk losing market share to nonbanks that do.

By: Mickey Goldwasser
Article | July 23rd, 2021

The Corporate Banking Conundrum and the Massive Digitization Opportunity

Banks should transform their corporate banking procedures by digitizing their onboarding and data management procedures.

By: Vaibhav Sharma
Article | July 22nd, 2021

Can Banks Afford to Be Short-Sighted With Real-Time Payments?

How will the heavy-handed and costly legacy payments infrastructure at banks cope with the rollout and widespread adoption of real-time payments?

By: Booshan Rengachari