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2019 Bank M&A Survey: What’s Driving Growth

Find out about the industry’s expectations for deals—and how banks spent their tax windfall.

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About Our Research

Throughout the year, Bank Director asks officers and directors of financial institutions to share their thoughts on board-specific issues like mergers & acquisitions, compensation, managing risk, growth and strategic planning.  Our reputation for qualified, independent research studies and data analysis provides a bank's board members with unparalleled insight and information.  We invite you to explore the work we have done in conjunction with various business partners.

  • Research | Growth
  • August 31st, 2011

It Takes More Than a Village Redux: The Decline of the Community Bank

In 2009, Celent predicted the continuing decline of community banks. In this updated report, they revisit the figures to see whether the numbers have been consistent since their original report was published.

  • Research | Regulation
  • July 24th, 2011

Compliance Burden Grows Heavier

Nichole Jordan, Grant Thornton’s national banking and securities industry leader, offers some insights on the new compliance burden.

  • Research | Bank M&A
  • March 25th, 2011

2011 Banker and Board Poll: More acquisitions ahead

A look at what more than 550 bank directors and CEOS have to say about what's ahead for the financial industry.

  • Research | Strategy
  • July 13th, 2010

Bankers Are Starting to See the Glass Half Full

Optimism is on the rise, according to the most recent quarterly research conducted by Bank Director magazine and Grant Thornton LLP as part of the 17th Bank Executive Survey. The following are a few highlights from our most recent study completed in …