Welcome Blair Groves

  • August 27, 2014

The Whitlock Company recently hired Blair Groves in the Community Banking Group as a Loan Review Specialist. According to Community Banking...

Reg Q – What’s It to You?

  • August 21, 2014

written by Blair Groves When Dodd-Frank passed three years ago, a banking regulation from 1933, that many considered antiquated and counterproductive,...

A New Competitor on the Horizon

  • August 20, 2014

written by Blair Groves When asked who your biggest competitor is, you probably think of other community banks or larger regional...

Recap of the PKF Financial Institutions Forum

  • August 18, 2014

written by Josh Beaird Last month, I attended the PKF Financial Institutions Forum. The Whitlock Company, is a member firm of...

What is Your Institution’s Risk Appetite? How-to Identify and Measure Risk

  • August 15, 2014

written by Blair Groves Seven years past the beginning of the largest financial crisis in the United States since the great...

Are You Ready for Rising Interest Rates?

  • May 13, 2014

The U.S. economy has experienced an extraordinary period of low interest rates since the financial crisis, spurred by the Federal Reserve’s...

Opportunities in Income Property and ADC Lending

  • May 6, 2014

Income property loans and acquisition, development and construction (ADC) loans are among the most appealing, but also the most risky, types...

Top 5 Concerns for Your Bank’s Next IT Review

  • March 11, 2014

written by Chris Griesemer Before regulators arrive for your banks next IT Review, do you ever find wonder what topics they...

COSO Internal Control Framework Updated

  • March 4, 2014

Two decades ago, the Committee on Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) published its original framework for internal controls. Since then, it has served...