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The Need for Secure Communications in the Boardroom

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


  • Article | Growth
  • August 6th, 2019
  • FinXTech

How Checking Account Info Can Drive Digital Lending Success

Banks can use transaction account information to increase the speed and efficiency of digital loans by creating an expanded view of the customer, automating decisions and monitoring credit.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • August 5th, 2019

2019 Mid-Year Bank M&A Outlook

Deposit competition and regulations could be among the drivers of bank deal activity for the rest of the year.

  • Article | Strategy
  • August 2nd, 2019
  • BD Article

A Common Trait Shared by Elite Bankers

If you talk to enough executives at top-performing banks, one thing you’ll notice is that not all of them identify as bankers.

  • Article | Technology
  • July 31st, 2019

Three Critical Strategies for Digital Wealth, Trust Success

The robo-advisor revolution may have been overstated, but banks are surprisingly well-equipped when it comes to digital innovation.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • July 30th, 2019

How CECL Impacts Acquisitive Banks

Banks need to be prepared for how CECL will impact accounting for acquired loans.

  • Article | Strategy
  • July 26th, 2019
  • RankingBanking

A Top-Performing Bank Explains Why It Sponsors Three NFL Teams

The benefits of sponsoring a local sports team can easily exceed the costs. This is true even for highly efficient banks, according to Bank Director’s latest ranking.

  • Article | Strategy
  • July 24th, 2019
  • FinXTech

Six Reasons to Have a Fintech Strategy

Banks without a strategy outlining how they will approach and implement financial technology risk insufficient oversight or lost business.

  • Article | Retail
  • July 22nd, 2019

The Myth that Binds Banks to Their Payment Processors

Many banks think they must use the routing networks provided by their core or EFT processor. This isn’t true.

  • Article | Strategy
  • July 19th, 2019
  • BD Article

“The Best Strategic Thinker in Financial Services”

This bank’s evolution over the past few decades may have been unorthodox, but it was also brilliantly timed and executed.

  • Article | Regulation
  • July 18th, 2019
  • BD Article

CECL Delayed for Small Banks

FASB has proposed changing the effective date for the new credit loss standard to 2023 for small banks.