Regional Meetings

Leaders of family-held banks discuss operations

Three longtime leaders of family-held banks discussed the approaches they take to their positions and how they plan to keep their banks running in a panel at the Bank Holding Company Association’s Spring Seminar at Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan, Minn.  [Continue]

More bankers embrace crypto as industry continues growth

Banks should only explore entering the crypto market after properly understanding the industry’s risks and undertaking necessary due diligence, according to a presentation from Wipfli LLP Principal Marcie Bomberg-Montoya and NYDIG Relationships Manager Tammy Bangs during the Spring Seminar of the Bank Holding Company Association.  [Continue]

Economist: Limited recession likely

Economist Elliot Eisenberg said the United States will likely enter a recession. He expects the downturn to last less than a year, however, and not be as severe as the Great Recession. [Continue]

Numerous tax changes proposed in Congressional bills

Congressional spending proposals are expected to have fewer adverse impacts for community banks than originally anticipated but still require further evaluation, said Eide Bailly partners Paul Sirek and John Fischer during the Bank Holding Company Association’s annual fall conference.  [Continue]

Community banks’ location, reputation key attractions in M&As

Community bank leaders looking to sell their institutions can create more value through growing organically and by highlighting their location and status as legacy financial institutions, says Kirk Hovde, managing principal and head of investment banking at Hovde Group. Hovde and Curtis Carpenter, Hovde senior managing director, discussed the challenges and opportunities they see in future bank consolidations on Monday during the Bank Holding Company Association Conference in Bloomington, Minn.  [Continue]