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A New Approach for Bank M&A

Six points community banks should consider when they evaluate potential acquisitions.


  • Article | Bank M&A
  • July 22nd, 2011

Joining Forces to Capitalize a New Bank

Example of how four private equity firms successfully bid on a failed bank and why it's important to the industry.

  • White Paper | Technology
  • July 19th, 2011

Consumer Adoption and Usage of Banking Technology

This third white paper is part of a series on technology and consumer attitudes. It outlines the questions and answers that are critical to the success of financial institutions in this rapidly evolving marketplace.

  • Article | Risk
  • July 14th, 2011

New Guidance Raises the Bar for Bank Internet Security

Federal regulators say banks will need layered security to keep fraud at bay. Comerica case also highlights bank’s legal responsibility.

  • Article | Retail
  • July 11th, 2011

What’s Next for Consumer Checking after Durbin?

What has to happen to your bank’s consumer checking line-up now that Durbin is done? (Plus, what are the effects of FDIC and OCC overdraft guidance and the first year negative impact of the Reg E changes.)

  • White Paper | Technology
  • July 7th, 2011

Meeting the Needs of the New Financial Consumer: A Snapshot of Six Customer Segments

The first white paper in a series of four by First Data and Market Strategies International looks at consumers’ attitudes, behaviors, desires and technology adoption.

  • Article | Risk
  • July 7th, 2011

Dos and Don’ts of Risk: 10 Ways to Handle Risk on a Bank Board

Speakers at Bank Director’s Bank Audit Committee conference address what to do, and what not to do, to protect your bank.

  • Article | Retail
  • July 1st, 2011

Who Gains the Most From Final Interchange Rule

An analysis by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods shows that TCF Financial in Wayzata, Minnesota; Synovus Financial Corp. in Columbus, Georgia; Regions Financial Corp. in Birmingham, Alabama; and BancorpSouth, Inc. in Tupelo, Mississippi have the most impact.

  • Article | Retail
  • June 27th, 2011

Online banking is missing something: personal financial management

One consultant explains why banks could benefit by offering customers budgeting and saving help online.

  • Article | Risk
  • June 22nd, 2011

Enterprise risk management: what it is and what to do about it

Speakers at Bank Director’s Bank Audit Committee conference in Chicago June 13-15 explained why an enterprise wide risk program is so important.

  • Article | Technology
  • June 16th, 2011

Questions to ask about mobile banking and marketing

In a time where banks can't afford to NOT offer mobile banking, John Flora of Intuit Financial Services offers some questions a CEO should be asking when considering this latest technology.