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April 5, 2023

NBA Foundation Awards Scholarships

Ten Nebraska college students were awarded $2,000 NBA Foundation scholarships. The scholarships are given to students who demonstrate an interest in a banking career and attend a state or privately funded Nebraska college or university.

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Nebraska Bankers Allocate Funds to University Campuses

In a continuing effort to assist the University of Nebraska in attracting top-notch students to the university system, the NBA’s University Foundation Allocation Committee has awarded $140,100 for the 2023-2024 academic year to the four University of Nebraska campuses.

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NBA Promotes Banking Careers

The NBA recently attended DECA, FBLA and FFA state conventions to showcase the opportunities in the banking industry. Over 8,000 high school students from across Nebraska participated in the three career and technical organization events.

Donate to the BankPAC Auction

There are only two weeks left to donate an item for the NBA BankPAC Auction! Donations are due to the NBA office by April 20. Bidding for the auction opens on April 28. Also, be sure to register for the NBA Annual Convention and purchase raffle tickets to win a Traeger Grill. Tickets begin at $25 and proceeds from the raffle and auction will benefit the NBA State BankPAC. 

If you have an item to donate or have questions regarding NBA BankPAC, contact Jennifer Heaton at the NBA at or 402-474-1555.

Donation Form

Silent Auction Items

Purchase Raffle Tickets

Legislative, Policy & Regulatory Updates

Legislative Update

March 31, 2023 

Stay up to date by subscribing to the NBA Legislative Update. Sent every Friday during the legislative session, the newsletter recaps the week in the Nebraska Unicameral and issues affecting the banking industry.


Compliance Update - March 31, 2023

NBA, Banking Associations Push Back on Opening Up Federal Home Loan Bank System

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is in the process of reviewing the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system. The NBA and 51 state and territorial banking associations recently wrote a joint letter to the agency highlighting the importance of the FHLB system and pushing back on suggestions to open it up to new entities for limit access based on bank size. The associations argued that doing so could destabilize the FHLB system and put existing members' capital at risk. They also urged that FHLB members be included in any discussions on increased mandates for affordable housing and community development.

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CFPB Finalizes Small Business Data Collection Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its final rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires financial institutions to collect and report credit application data for small businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses. Lenders that made at least 2,500 small business loans in both 2022 and 2023 must start collecting data on October 1, 2024, while those that made at least 500 loans but fewer than 2,500 loans in both years must begin data collection by April 1, 2025. Lenders that made at least 100 loans but fewer than 500 loans in both 2022 and 2023 must start collecting data on January 1, 2026.

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CFPB Defines Illegal Abusive Acts in Proposed Guidance

The CFPB issued proposed guidance on the "abusiveness" standard defined by the Consumer Financial Protection Act. Notably, the CFPB asserts that the prohibition on abusiveness includes acts or practices that obscure, withhold or hide information relevant to consumers' understanding of terms and conditions. The agency also notes that institutions may not take unreasonable advantage of consumers' lack of understanding or reasonable reliance on them. Comments on the guidance are due by July 3.

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Upcoming Events

To see the complete event schedule, visit the NBA Event Calendar.

Graduate Schools of Banking Opportunities 

Enrollment is open for the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s next session, July 16-28, 2023, in Boulder, CO. Learn more and apply here.

Don't miss the enrollment deadlines for the Graduate School of Banking-Wisconsin (GSB-Wisconsin) and the NBA’s co-sponsored schools: Financial Managers and Sales and Marketing. View next year’s full schedule here.

Banks & Bankers

March 29 - April 4

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Banking Matters Podcast

NBA President and CEO Richard Baier was featured on the Bankers Alliance “Banking Matters” Podcast. He discussed the importance of affordable housing and financial literacy and the role community banks can play. Bankers Alliance is a holding company for Review Alliance and Compliance Alliance, an NBA-owned company.

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Review & Compliance Alliance

Review Alliance

Did you know that a bank should complete as much information as possible when filing a CTR?

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Compliance Alliance

Q: Can a single loan be reported on both the HMDA and CRA LAR in a given year?

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Preferred Vendor: Bank Marketing Center

What do people think of when they hear the phrase “financial literacy?” Most likely, they think of children and educating them on the importance of good money management. April is Financial Literacy Month, and has resources for banks to help promote their financial education programs and investment products, along with thousands of other customizable and timely marketing materials, as well as millions of Getty images and videos.

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