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...

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...

UDAAP and Disparate Impact Update

  • November 8, 2013

Some community banks believe that they are not subject to the unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (collectively referred to...

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...

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...