Building Better Customer Relationships

  • November 8, 2013

The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation includes several points that have made it more difficult for community banks to operate profitably. These...

Guidance on Stress Testing

  • November 8, 2013

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act have been among the key concerns for bankers in recent times. One...

Participation Loans: Another Way to Grow Your Portfolio

  • August 23, 2013

Depository institutions use loan participations as an integral part of their lending operations. Banks may sell participations to enhance their liquidity,...

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Eight Ways to Grow Your Loan Portfolio

  • August 23, 2013

The uneven economic recovery may be sputtering along in fits and starts, but it appears loan volume has improved at commercial...

Is Your Bank Complying with SCRA?

  • August 23, 2013

Last October, a report published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recounted how lenders and loan servicers are complying with...

Getting the Most From Your Audit Committee

  • April 15, 2013

written by Shawn Barbour The recent financial crisis and corporate scandals have generated more focus on corporate governance, which affects us...

Tips for Businesses to Manage Social Media Risk

  • April 1, 2013

written by Josh Beaird Social media has become a part of our daily lives and it doesn’t appear to be going...

What’s at Risk with Use of Smartphones

  • March 1, 2013

Is it not amazing how powerful these smartphones we carry around are? They are tiny computers which allow us to do...

Website Hacking: How Secure is your Site?

  • February 4, 2013

written by Chris Griesemer When I talk with community banks and business owners about high risk technology most everyone believes their...