Miss Out on Valuable Resources
To say that
2009 is set to be a challenging year is an understatement.
The financial world as we knew it one year ago has
undergone a revolution. WIB
has numerous programs to assist in these trying times.
Please visit the column on the left to see some of our
upcoming events. I know
that budgets are tight, but we hope that you will take
advantage of the resources that WIB is providing to assist
President & CEO, WIB
Bad Regulation Created The Crisis
William M. Isaac,
The Secura Group (Former Chairman, FDIC)
history of the current financial crisis is written,
wrongheaded regulatory and accounting policies will go down as
major villains. There are plenty of candidates top prize on
the Wall of Shame, but none can compare to the mistakes made
by the Securities and Exchange Commission. <read
Compensation: Back in Balance
Henry Oehmann and
Jim Pulsipher, Grant Thornton LLP
institutions have been using compensation as a motivational
tool to boost employee performance and retention rates.
However, after a challenging year and new executive
compensation rules from the Treasury, financial institutions
need to reconsider the way they drive incentive compensation.
Service and the Margin
performers know that exceptional service can be directly
correlated to margin performance, especially in today’s
competitive market. Act now to understand how important
customer service is to your bank, and to make changes that
will position the bank for future growth.
Nationwide Real Estate Tax Service, Inc.
health crisis…forced retirement…a new job opportunity…
ethics violation…death. These things do not typically occur
regularly in our day-to-day lives. A board of directors needs
to be prepared in the event a director or officer is suddenly
no longer part of the bank’s future.
Branching Today at the Edge of Reason?
Arp D. Trivedi,
It is not
unreasonable to think this is the time to look at a branching
strategy. By identifying opportunities in your own
portfolio, branches on the market, and de novo opportunities,
the bank can mitigate risk in this delivery channel.