The Slant


The Slant is Bank Director’s e-newsletter providing a different take on banking – offering inspirational ideas, new insights and challenging perspectives on the banking industry. Distributed weekly, the newsletter also includes content from thought leaders and industry experts published on

  • August 11th, 2018 | The Slant

What Wells Fargo’s CEO Can Learn From Jeff Bezos

A quote attributed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos seems to apply to another corporate CEO, Tim Sloan at Wells Fargo & Co. “A brand for a company is a little like a reputation for a person. You can earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

  • August 4th, 2018 | The Slant

Where’s The Opposition to Tariffs from Banks?

By the time this hits your inbox, it’s possible something else in addition to dog leashes and baseball gloves are subject to a new tariff, based on President Donald Trump’s escalating trade battles with China and other countries.

  • July 28th, 2018 | The Slant

How ‘Woke’ Is Your Bank? Maybe It Should Be.

Can a bank be both socially driven and profitable?

  • July 21st, 2018 | The Slant

The Unintended Consequences of Getting Rid of the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was back in the news recently when a second federal court found it to be unconstitutional due to the vast unchecked power wielded by its director.

  • July 14th, 2018 | The Slant

Banks Lag Top Fintechs in Digital Adoption

A recent study by the consulting firm Protiviti criticizes the banking industry for taking too long to adopt new technology that could improve the customer experience and maintain or boost loyalty.

  • July 7th, 2018 | The Slant

High Times for Deposits If Congress Fires Up Marijuana Deregulation

Bankers may finally have found common cause with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts who has been a staunch critic of the banking industry.

  • June 30th, 2018 | The Slant

Has the Deregulatory Bill Already Sparked a Merger?

It didn’t come as a surprise when, on June 21, the Federal Reserve announced that all 35 of the banks that took part in this year’s Dodd-Frank Act stress test passed with flying colors.

  • June 23rd, 2018 | The Slant

Want to Improve Your Efficiency Ratio? Increase Your Revenue!

Great bankers say the efficiency ratio is like a three-legged stool, but really only two of those legs matter.

  • June 17th, 2018 | The Slant

How Three Banks Cracked The Nut on Deposit Growth

Several banks have catered to specific industries to attract and retain depositors in an increasingly competitive environment.

  • June 9th, 2018 | The Slant

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby—But Your Board Still Isn’t Diverse Enough

Your board needs to do more to add diverse directors who will enhance its effectiveness.