Inside banks, a business transformation is underway. Having technology expertise on the board itself is rapidly becoming an imperative.
It takes a “diversity of imagination” to drive innovation in community banking, says Lead Bank CEO and Vice Chairman Josh Rowland.
With several serial acquirers out of the market, scarcer targets for purchase and non-traditional deals on the rise, expect banks to turn to experienced matchmakers in 2020 to navigate M&A.
“When you think about what’s happening in America, there’s a bifurcation that’s happening,” says Orvin Kimbrough. “You have more and more people pushing to the upper echelons of economic continuum, and you have many more who are pushing to the lower end, and the middle group is being squeezed.”
From strategic retreats to five-year plans, board-level strategic planning is evolving in 2020.
With the volume of commercial real estate loans held by FDIC-insured banks reaching a record of $2.4 trillion in 2019, the FDIC is focusing on CRE risk management.
Four areas where boards may wish to focus their energies when presented with an acquisition.
Board members and industry experts offer several tips.
The essential question for any board risk committee can be boiled down to two words: What if? And these days, one of the burgeoning what-if questions focuses on the risk of a global recession.
The FDIC today approved a final rule raising the threshold at which bank directors or other management officials are prohibited from serving at more than one depository institution or holding company.