May 15, 2013
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Capitalizing on the CFPB Complaint Database 

man yelling at another man While many in the financial services community are viewing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an adversarial regulator, some of the work it has done with consumers thus far can actually benefit community banks - if they know how to capitalize on it. In fact, the CFPB is encouraging financial institutions to leverage its database to help avoid fines and other negative impacts that many assume are an incontestable result of a consumer complaint. Read more>> 

New York Fed Finds Access to Credit Remains Growth Challenge for Regional Small Businesses
Nearly half (49 percent) of firms polled cited access to capital as a barrier to growth, but only a third of firms actually report applying for credit in the last year. While the concern was mostly (66 percent) among those firms operating at a loss, 36 percent of profitable firms also reported difficulty getting the credit they needed to expand their businesses. Read more>>
Mobile Banking 2013

Plosser: Can We End Too Big to Fail?     

In a speech last week, Charles I. Plosser, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, said he believes current efforts may not be sufficient to end the too-big-to-fail problem and instead offered a two-pronged approach to ending it. Read more>>
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View 2013 Q1 & Q4 2012 Community Bank Earnings by Region
Compare banks' 2013 first-quarter earnings to their 2012 first-quarter earnings. Read more>>
FDIC Announces Banker Teleconference on FASB Proposal to Change the Accounting for Credit Losses
The FDIC will host a free 90-minute teleconference at 1:00 p.m. EDT, May 16, 2013, to discuss the proposal with interested bankers. Read more>>
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ATMIA Announces Launch of Compliance Monitoring Service for Members   

ATMIA management and members with extensive experience in compliance and regulatory matters have compiled a list of items critical to ATM operators and owners. Read more>>

ICBA Survey: New Mortgage Rules for Balloon, Rural Lenders Would Limit Access to Credit in Rural Areas

CBA's Community Bank Qualified Mortgage Survey found that provisions for balloon-payment mortgage loans and rural community banks in the CFPB's ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage regulations need to go further to adequately protect the customers of many Main Street community bank lenders.  Read more>>
Entries Being Accepted for 2013 Green Leaf Award

Green Leaf 2013
The 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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