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The Need for Secure Communications in the Boardroom

Best practices require boards to stop using personal email for corporate business.

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  • Article | Regulation
  • February 16th, 2011

Small business loan fund seems like a 'no-brainer' for bankers

  • Article | Liability
  • February 14th, 2011

D&O insurance: hope for the best, prepare for the worst

Dennis Gustafson, SVP & Financial Institutions Practice Leader of AH&T Insurance, explores how changes at an institution can impact its risk profile as perceived by the underwriters.

  • Article | Strategy
  • February 10th, 2011

Timing is everything, if you're prepared.

Carl Chaney, President and CEO, of Hancock Holding Company shares how his team saw opportunity to grow in the face of hurricane Katrina.

  • Article | Strategy
  • February 7th, 2011

Growing through Relationships

Two bank CEOs share the success of growing their institutions despite the challenging economy and it's impact on the financial services industry.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • February 4th, 2011

Teaming Up on FDIC-Assisted Deals

Bank Director talks with Managing Director Rodney A. Montag about the outlook for FDIC-assisted deals, and how the RAM structure works.

  • Article | Regulation
  • February 4th, 2011

Banking regulation: what's in the works and how to respond

John Dugan, the former Comptroller of the Currency, shares his view on banking regulation, what's in the works and how to respond

  • Article | Growth
  • February 1st, 2011

Two banks tell different tales. The case of Premier American Bank and Cole Taylor Bank.

Two bank CEOs laid out their strategies and challenges to a crowd at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, giving two very different scenarios of banking in a downturn.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 31st, 2011

Do you need $1 billion in assets to survive?

Many community bankers think they will survive just fine despite the increased costs of government regulation and an earnings environment where big banks seem to have all the advantages.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 30th, 2011

The Challenges in Raising Capital for Smaller Institutions

John Duffy, CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. shares his insights on why smaller institutions will continue to struggle with raising equity capital, and discusses the option of exchanging funds from TARP into the new small business lending program…

  • Video | Retail
  • January 30th, 2011

Moving Customers from Free to Fee Checking

Mike Branton, Managing Partner of StrategyCorps shares ways financial institutions can move customers from free to fee based checking and still keep them happy.