The Slant


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  • January 12th, 2019 | The Slant

The Unanswered Question About Deposits

A lot has been written the past two years about deposit betas—a fancy term describing how deposit balances respond to changes in interest rates.

  • January 5th, 2019 | The Slant

The Dilemma Facing Bankers Right Now

There’s a new chart in M&T Bank’s conference presentation slideshow that perfectly captures the dilemma facing bankers right now.

  • December 29th, 2018 | The Slant

Are You Just Paying Lip Service To Diversity?

Public companies, including banks, face great pressure to place more diverse directors on their boards.

  • December 22nd, 2018 | The Slant

Three Creative Ways Top Banks Grow Deposits

Bank Director’s new intensive research study of the banking industry’s top performers finds they have one thing in common: They think outside the box to meet their strategic goals.

  • December 15th, 2018 | The Slant

The First Death of Branch Banking

Banks must adopt and respond to trends in technology, but they needn’t overreact to the disruptive currents unfolding around them.

  • December 1st, 2018 | The Slant

Can Your Bank Handle the Truth?

A number of companies—not just banks—are challenged to attract talented young employees to their organizations.

  • November 24th, 2018 | The Slant

Four Books to Make You a Better Director

Reading and lifelong learning are habits that form the foundation of countless leaders’ success. This is as true in the C-suite as it is in the boardroom.

  • November 17th, 2018 | The Slant

What Bankers Can Learn From Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte became a general in the French army on March 2, 1796, and set off on horseback nine days later to assume command of the republic’s forces in the Italian theatre.

  • November 10th, 2018 | The Slant

Why Bankers Love Their Buildings

What do Breckenridge, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Charlotte, North Carolina, have in common?

  • November 3rd, 2018 | The Slant

Can a Millennial Mentor a Boomer? They Do at One Top Bank.

Think about mentoring. You probably imagine an experienced senior executive, perhaps with a little grey hair for gravitas, dispensing wisdom to a younger employee eager to build their career.