Lending to Nonprofits: Opportunity and Threats for Community Banks

  • October 16, 2015

As federal and state governments face tighter budgets, some are reducing the amount of money they allocate to nonprofits. This presents...

Global Cash Flow and Owners’ Personal Living Expenses

  • October 14, 2015

The finances of small business owners’ companies and personal lives are usually intertwined. This requires community banks to examine global cash...

Recap of the 2015 Allinial Global Financial Institutions Forum

  • October 2, 2015

written by Josh Beaird The annual Allinial Global Financial Institutions Forum took place July 30-31. The Whitlock Company is a member firm...

Are Your Customers Ready for Rising Interest Rates?

  • October 1, 2015

written by Josh Beaird The latest comments by Janet Yellen at her September 17th press conference stated the following: “Most (FOMC)...

Risk Management with Third-Party Vendors

  • August 19, 2015

In today’s competitive and highly regulated banking environment, many community banks are entering into more complex relationships with a wide range...

FRF for SMEs and Small Business Borrowers

  • August 19, 2015

In 2013, the AICPA released the Financial Reporting Frame-work for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (or FRF for SMEs). This is a...

Borrower Succession Planning

  • August 19, 2015

What is the Community Bank’s Role? Business succession can be a profitable event for community banks that are proactive in helping...

The Latest IT and Security Hot Topics for Banks

  • July 23, 2015

written by Blair Groves We have all heard the phrase “heightened regulatory environment” regarding the expectations the banking industry is facing...

Is Sub S Still the Best Option for Your Bank?

  • June 5, 2015

written by Jacque Mattson Things to consider about Basel III and tax planning for your bank. The capital conservation buffer requirement...