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A Dominant CEO

On May 30, 2023, Heartland Tri-State Bank CEO Shan Hanes allegedly initiated a series of wire transfers, pulling $47 million out of the Elkhart, Kansas-based bank over a matter of weeks.

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02/17/2024

An Unwelcome Surprise

New York Community Bancorp surprised investors last week, but not in a good way.

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02/10/2024

Staying on Top of Generative AI

Attendees at Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired conference last week heard a lot about generative artificial intelligence — how it works, how to use it, the technology’s rapid uptake and potential benefits.

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02/03/2024

The Supreme Court Goes Fishing

A group of herring fishermen could soon upend the regulatory landscape for banks.

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01/27/2024

The CFPB Strikes Again

A yearslong effort by the nation’s banks to avoid tougher limits on overdraft fees appears to have failed.

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01/20/2024

A Return to Normalcy

Like many in the industry, Tom Michaud sees the December decision by the Federal Reserve to pause increases to the federal funds rate as a positive sign.

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01/13/2024

Explosive M&A?

A lot of people are predicting that bank M&A will improve in 2024. After all, it couldn’t get much worse.

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01/06/2024

The Core of a Problem

For a long time, banks have been proud of their core deposits, a sign of strong relationships with customers.

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12/30/2023

Banking’s 2023 Naughty & Nice List 

This holiday season, many bankers would love to put a few lumps of coal in the Federal Reserve’s stocking.

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12/23/2023
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Chatbots & Beyond: How Banks Can Approach A…

Chatbots & Beyond: How Banks Can Approach Artificial Intelligence

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“Artificial Intelligence: A Real World Approach” — the latest in-depth research report from Bank Director and FinXTech — reveals a number of use cases for artificial intelligence, from customer-facing and employee-assisting chatbots to tools that help financial institutions detect and prevent fraud. However, data constraints, regulatory concerns and a lack of internal focus can all prove barriers to integrating AI in the right way. In this webinar, learn more about how to leverage potential opportunities and approach risks associated with AI. This webinar is brought to you by: Microsoft.

March 19, 2024

Bankers Panel: Insight into M&A in 2024

Bankers Panel: Insight into M&A in 2024

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Key indicators suggest that 2024 could be a big year for M&A activity in banking. On March 26, 2024 at 2:00 PM ET, please join Ardmore Banking Advisors for a live panel discussion with bank leaders on various aspects of current M&A activity in the industry, including: regulatory impact, credit quality, drivers of M&A, organic growth challenges, strategic considerations, and the importance of rigorous credit assessment in M&A deals. This webinar is brought to you by: Ardmore Banking Advisors

March 26, 2024

Bankers Weigh in on Regulatory Pressures, Liqui…

Bankers Weigh in on Regulatory Pressures, Liquidity & More  

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Drawing from Bank Director’s 2024 Risk Survey, members of the Bank Director and FinXTech editorial team focus on the key risks identified by community bankers, from the regulatory environment to vendor risk management and liquidity concerns.

April 9, 2024

Delivering a Customer Experience That Thrives U…

Delivering a Customer Experience That Thrives Under Pressure

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Customer expectations demand that their institution supports them whenever and wherever they need it. This is challenging enough in normal times, but how do you still provide an optimal customer experience where there is pressure? This webinar explores how BMO has removed the friction of customer communication to create a vastly improved digital experience. But this experience was put to the test when BMO acquired Bank of the West last year and those customers had to undergo a digital banking conversion. This webinar is brought to you by: Agent IQ.

April 23, 2024

Experience FinXTech

Experience FinXTech

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Bank Director’s Experience FinXTech Conference is the industry’s leading financial technology event. Designed to help financial institutions develop strategic connections, leaders in attendance explore cutting-edge financial technologies and become experts on the partnership process.

May 13-15, 2024 Tampa, FL

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

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The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024 Chicago, IL

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

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Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024 Chicago, IL

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

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The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Bank Board Training Forum

Bank Board Training Forum

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The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024 Nashville, TN

Acquire or Be Acquired

Acquire or Be Acquired

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As the premier growth and strategy event for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference provides senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to network with peers that share an interest in exploring financial growth opportunities, strategic initiatives and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025 Phoenix, AZ

Chatbots & Beyond: How Banks Can Approach Artificial Intelligence

“Artificial Intelligence: A Real World Approach” — the latest in-depth research report from Bank Director and FinXTech — reveals a number of use cases for artificial intelligence, from customer-facing and employee-assisting chatbots to tools that help financial institutions detect and prevent fraud. However, data constraints, regulatory concerns and a lack of internal focus can all prove barriers to integrating AI in the right way. In this webinar, learn more about how to leverage potential opportunities and approach risks associated with AI. This webinar is brought to you by: Microsoft.

March 19, 2024
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Bankers Panel: Insight into M&A in 2024

Key indicators suggest that 2024 could be a big year for M&A activity in banking. On March 26, 2024 at 2:00 PM ET, please join Ardmore Banking Advisors for a live panel discussion with bank leaders on various aspects of current M&A activity in the industry, including: regulatory impact, credit quality, drivers of M&A, organic growth challenges, strategic considerations, and the importance of rigorous credit assessment in M&A deals. This webinar is brought to you by: Ardmore Banking Advisors

March 26, 2024
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Bankers Weigh in on Regulatory Pressures, Liquidity & More  

Drawing from Bank Director’s 2024 Risk Survey, members of the Bank Director and FinXTech editorial team focus on the key risks identified by community bankers, from the regulatory environment to vendor risk management and liquidity concerns.

April 9, 2024
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Delivering a Customer Experience That Thrives Under Pressure

Customer expectations demand that their institution supports them whenever and wherever they need it. This is challenging enough in normal times, but how do you still provide an optimal customer experience where there is pressure? This webinar explores how BMO has removed the friction of customer communication to create a vastly improved digital experience. But this experience was put to the test when BMO acquired Bank of the West last year and those customers had to undergo a digital banking conversion. This webinar is brought to you by: Agent IQ.

April 23, 2024
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Experience FinXTech

Tampa, FL

Bank Director’s Experience FinXTech Conference is the industry’s leading financial technology event. Designed to help financial institutions develop strategic connections, leaders in attendance explore cutting-edge financial technologies and become experts on the partnership process.

May 13-15, 2024
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Corporate Governance Workshop

Chicago, IL

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024
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Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Chicago, IL

Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024
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Corporate Governance Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024
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Bank Board Training Forum

Nashville, TN

The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024
Learn More

Acquire or Be Acquired

Phoenix, AZ

As the premier growth and strategy event for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference provides senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to network with peers that share an interest in exploring financial growth opportunities, strategic initiatives and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025
Learn More

Experience FinXTech

Experience FinXTech

Learn More

Bank Director’s Experience FinXTech Conference is the industry’s leading financial technology event. Designed to help financial institutions develop strategic connections, leaders in attendance explore cutting-edge financial technologies and become experts on the partnership process.

May 13-15, 2024 Tampa, FL

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

Learn More

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024 Chicago, IL

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Learn More

Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024 Chicago, IL

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

Learn More

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Bank Board Training Forum

Bank Board Training Forum

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The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024 Nashville, TN

Acquire or Be Acquired

Acquire or Be Acquired

Learn More

As the premier growth and strategy event for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference provides senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to network with peers that share an interest in exploring financial growth opportunities, strategic initiatives and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025 Phoenix, AZ

Experience FinXTech

Tampa, FL

Bank Director’s Experience FinXTech Conference is the industry’s leading financial technology event. Designed to help financial institutions develop strategic connections, leaders in attendance explore cutting-edge financial technologies and become experts on the partnership process.

May 13-15, 2024
Learn More

Corporate Governance Workshop

Chicago, IL

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024
Learn More

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Chicago, IL

Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024
Learn More

Corporate Governance Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024
Learn More

Bank Board Training Forum

Nashville, TN

The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024
Learn More

Acquire or Be Acquired

Phoenix, AZ

As the premier growth and strategy event for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference provides senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to network with peers that share an interest in exploring financial growth opportunities, strategic initiatives and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025
Learn More