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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
  • March 16th, 2011

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief faces Republican critics

Review of subcommittee hearing with Elizabeth Warren, the special advisor setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, who fought back challenges from Republicans.

  • Article | Regulation
  • March 11th, 2011

Will National Banks Lose the Protection of Federal Preemption?

If you are the director of a nationally chartered bank or thrift, there's a date coming up real fast that you must pay attention to.

  • Article | Retail
  • March 8th, 2011

Community banks will still offer free checking, and here's why

As government regulations continue to increase, many large financial institutions are looking to do away with unprofitable deposit accounts. Naomi Snyder, senior editor of Bank Director magazine describes why community banks will still be able to off…

  • Article | Analyst Forum
  • March 3rd, 2011

Profit outlook for 2013: Still hobbled

What's the outlook for community banks for the next few years? Atlanta attorneys Jim McAlpin and Walt Moeling of Bryan Cave share the results from their survey of investment bankers, equity analysts and consultants on the future of banking.

  • Article | Retail
  • February 28th, 2011

Why Smaller Banks Should Worry About Interchange Fees

Community banks might think they're shielded by the Dodd-Frank amendment that drastically reduces the interchange fee for banks over $10 billion in assets, but will that protection hold up in the real world outside of Washington, D.C.

  • Article | Liability
  • February 25th, 2011

We've been through this before: Corporate governance ratings don't work

Joan Susie, chief executive officer of Bank Director, outlines the impact of corporate governance ratings through the years, and why a toolbox of information for a board is far better that a one-time, one-size-fits-all accreditation process.

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

The fall continues for WaMu

  • Video | Bank M&A
  • February 21st, 2011

Where My Deals At?

Ben Plotkin, EVP of Steifel, Nicolaus Weisel, shares his insight on what the future holds for FDIC-assisted transactions, and what that means for M&A activity in 2011.

  • Article | Regulation
  • February 18th, 2011

Top lobbyist to bankers: When the economy improves, the beatings will stop

Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of bankers at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona two weeks ago, Bartlett said politicians have been criticizing the financial industry because the economy is hurting.

  • Article | Regulation
  • February 16th, 2011

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