Issues : Strategy

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
Viewpoint | July 15th, 2020

Level 5 Banking

Institutions that thrive in the future will be those that blend the best of the old with the new.

By: Jonathan Rowe
Viewpoint | July 15th, 2020

Choosing BOLI as a Long-Term Asset

In today’s economic uncertainty it is important that directors and banks understand the differences and nuances when it comes to BOLI management and investment.

By: Mike Dunn, Eric Solfisburg
BD Article
Article | July 13th, 2020

Three Concepts that Drive Performance

Bankers seeking to master their profession will benefit from these concepts and the books from which they came.

By: John J. Maxfield
Article | July 8th, 2020

Pivoting to Offense to Endure the Covid-19 Economy

Bankers are grappling with the dual challenge of preserving the health of their clients and of the institutions’ for what will surely be a prolonged period of economic uncertainty.

By: Tom Collins, Dean Konick, Jr.
Article | July 7th, 2020

Turning Goals from Wishes to Outcomes

Do your bank’s objectives pass the tests that distinguish useful goals from mere wishes?

By: Nigel Johnson
Article | July 3rd, 2020

Capital, Digital Initiatives Set De Novos Up for Success

High capital, experienced leaders and a digital-first mindset promise to help successful de novos survive the current economic blow.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Article | July 2nd, 2020

Embracing a Challenging Environment to Evolve

Banks can focus on five areas for opportunities to declutter or reengineer policies, procedures and best practices.

By: Joseph Silvia
Article | June 24th, 2020

Opportunity Emerges from Coronavirus Crisis

Prudent risk management will lead to new business for community banks.

By: Rich Quad