May 29, 2013
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Online and Mobile Solution Helps Small Business 

Michael Los Angeles-based City National recently introduced Book2Bank, an online and mobile business banking solution designed to solve a financial challenge for small and mid-sized businesses. Book2Bank is accessible online or via an iPad app and connects with accounting systems like QuickBooks to automate and simplify payment activities. As a result, business owners can manage invoices, generate electronic payments and streamline the payment approval process. Read more>> 

Fed: Small Issuer Exemption from Interchange Fee Standards Working as Intended
Small depository institutions with consolidated assets of less than $10 billion, which are exempt from the interchange fee standard in Regulation II, received fee revenue of 43 cents per transaction in 2012. This amount is roughly the same as the average per-transaction fee received by exempt issuers before Regulation II took effect. Read more>>
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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Increases to Five-Year High  

Consumers were considerably more optimistic about the short-term outlook. Those expecting business conditions to improve over the next six months increased to 19.2 percent from 17.2 percent, while those expecting business conditions to worsen decreased to 12.1 percent from 14.8 percent. Read more>>
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FHFA: House Prices Rose 1.9 Percent in First Quarter 2013
Upward momentum in U.S. house prices remained strong in the first quarter of this year, rising 1.9 percent from the previous quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index. This is the seventh consecutive quarterly price rise in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index. Read more>>
Valley Republic Bank Highlights Important Role Community Banks Play
The important role community banks play in reinvesting in the areas they serve, in facilitating local economic recovery and in job creation is explored in a video created by Valley Republic Bank. Watch video>>
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CSBS and CFPB Sign Supervisory Framework   

This framework should provide for seamless and pragmatic supervision of those providers regulated jointly by the states and the CFPB. The framework is intended to implement a flexible, dynamic process to achieve examination efficiencies and to avoid duplication of time and resources.  Read more>>

ICBA Releases Report on Why Too-Big-To-Fail Must End   

The report that examines the impact of too-big-to-fail financial institutions on the U.S. economy and why too big to fail must be brought to an end now. In the report, ICBA also highlights the Terminating Bailouts for Taxpayer Fairness Act of 2013 (TBTF Act, S. 798), introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and David Vitter (R-La.), as a valid solution to curb the too-big-to-fail epidemic. Read more>>
Entries Being Accepted for 2013 Green Leaf Award

Green Leaf 2013The Green Leaf Award, sponsored by BankNews magazine, recognizes community financial institutions nationwide helping to improve their communities through cooperation and participation in programs and projects; and, at the same time, contributing to a better environment through policies, programs and technology. The Green Leaf Award is open to all community financial institutions. Read more>>
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