Strategies, Best Practices and Thought Leadership

Ever Wonder What’s Been Going On in the Past Quarter in the Commercial Appraisal World?

Data from more than 1,200 U.S. banks and credit unions reflect key industry benchmarks in lender-driven commercial property appraisal activity. As part of an ongoing effort to help commercial real estate industry professionals work more efficiently, LightBox Collateral 360...

Three Lessons for Fast Banking from Mario Andretti

The last week in May is when the world turns its eyes to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing! And when you look back at all the history of racing, there’s one truly dominant driver —...

Fostering Collaboration Between Lending & Credit Teams

Streamlining your commercial lending processes is all about providing the prospective borrower with a decision and closing the deal as quickly as possible. However, traditional banks can often take more than a month to process and close a typical commercial...

The Four “Don’ts” of Section 1071 and How They Will Help Your Bank

At a press conference on August 12, 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” It may have started as a “joke”...

Reflections from FinXTech — Reinventing Banking

This week I had the opportunity to attend BankDirector’s FinXTech conference with several hundred likeminded bankers and fintech professionals, and if I had to define the theme in my eyes, it is reinvention! When you look at definitions for...

We Had a Chance to Sit Down With the CFPB and the Only Topic on Bankers’ Minds is Section 1071

Baker Hill along with all Financial Institutions in the country have all eyes focused on the final rule of section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act that was announced on March 30, 2023. During Baker Hill’s annual Prosper Conference in Scottsdale,...
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