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...

Mobile Banking Strategies for Community Banks

  • May 13, 2015

As smartphones have exploded in popularity in recent years, many banks have rushed to offer mobile banking services to take advantage...

Leveraged Lending & the Use of Enterprise Valuations

  • May 12, 2015

As the economy continues to improve and commercial loan volume rebounds, community banks are making an increased number of loans to...

Community Bank Succession Planning

  • May 11, 2015

About 8,000 baby boomers are now turning 65 years old every day, according to the AARP. Included among these retirees and...