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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 | Strategy
  • April 29th, 2019

Drafting a Data Strategy

Banks can use machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive decision-making, and ignore innovations in analytics at their peril.

  • Article | Strategy
  • April 25th, 2019
  • Bank Services

Exclusive: The Inside Story of Colorado’s Leading Bank

Gain insights on FirstBank’s disciplined approach to growth, its governance philosophy and its views on capital management.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • April 24th, 2019

Consolidating Technology for a Merger of Equals

MOEs are under great pressure to capture the deal’s projected cost saves as quickly as possible. Here’s a 100-day plan to make that happen.

  • Video | Retail
  • April 23rd, 2019

Retail Checking Realities

Is your bank making these two retail checking mistakes?

  • Article | Strategy
  • April 22nd, 2019

How to Design a Winning Capital Management Plan

There are several guidelines that managements should consider when they develop their capital management plans.

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

One Strategy to Improve Board Performance

Academic research shows that diverse groups make better decisions than those made up of people with similar demographic backgrounds.

  • Viewpoint | Strategy
  • April 17th, 2019

Why Checking Products Matter More Than Ever

The battle is on among community, regional and big banks to acquire new customers and their low-cost deposits.

  • Viewpoint | Strategy
  • April 17th, 2019

What Does Digital Transformation Mean Today?

Banks are now being challenged to offer the services customers want with the specialization fintechs are able to deliver across multiple channels.

  • Viewpoint | Strategy
  • April 17th, 2019

Why Great RMs Matter So Much

Some commercial relationship managers (RMs) are better than others. But how much better?

  • Viewpoint | Bank M&A
  • April 17th, 2019

Credit Due Diligence Is Even More Important Now

M&A credit due diligence must be treated as an anticipation of the future, not a validation of the past.