How Tax Reform Affects Community Banks

  • May 15, 2018

written by Blair Groves In December, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law the biggest tax reform measure in more...


What You Need to Know About Loan Participations

  • March 6, 2018

written by Josh Beaird Loan participations have become an important tool for community banks in this highly competitive financial environment. As...

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Will the New Lease Accounting Standard Impact Your Borrowers?

  • February 15, 2018

written by Josh Beaird In less than one year, a significant change to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) will become effective....


The Effect of Basel III on Lines of Credit

  • February 14, 2018

written by Josh Beaird Historically, community banks structured business lines of credit to mature in one year or less, even if...


What is Your Bank’s Risk Culture?

  • February 11, 2018

written by Josh Beaird The culture at Wells Fargo Bank has received a lot of attention in the press since the...


What’s the Latest on Dodd-Frank Section 1071?

  • November 23, 2017

Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to collect and report data from banks regarding...

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Is Your Bank Ready for Industry Disrupters?

  • November 16, 2017

If businesses have learned anything about staying relevant in the 21st century marketplace, it’s that you must learn how to deal...


Hiring Lenders in a Challenging Environment

  • November 9, 2017

One of the biggest challenges faced by many community banks is attracting, growing and retaining lending talent especially as many experienced...


What to Look for When Lending to Contractors

  • August 29, 2017

written by Kami Bailey Lending to contractors presents special challenges for banks due to the complex nature of contractor accounting. This...