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

  • 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.

  • June 2nd, 2018 | The Slant

Are Fintechs More Fair in Lending? Maybe so.

There's a study that suggests automated credit scoring could be more fair than traditional scoring (which can be biased). It's unclear what regulators will think, though.

  • May 26th, 2018 | The Slant

Buckle up: Dodd-Frank Reforms Are Only The Beginning

It's not a repeal of the landmark 2010 reform package, but it is a welcomed bit of relief for midsize banks around the country.

  • May 19th, 2018 | The Slant

Take Your Bank Public Your Own Way

Business First Bankshares went an unconventional route to listing its shares on the Nasdaq exchange, and some banks could follow that model. It just depends what you want in the deal.