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June 15, 2022

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Robbery Safety Tips - Prevention and Preparation Webinar

Former FBI agent Jim Rechel from The Rechel Group shared five key strategies banks can use to prepare for an prevent robberies. Banks can access a recording of yesterday's robbery safety webinar by contacting the NBA at [email protected]

Try Compliance Alliance for Free

Attend an online Compliance Alliance (C/A) demonstration and try it free for 48 hours. 


C/A is a subscription-based regulatory and consumer compliance advisory service with tools, hotlines and document reviews. Their unlimited, all-inclusive membership for services can benefit all areas of a bank, from the board to the front line.


The NBA and 31 state bankers associations own the C/A holding company, Bankers Alliance (B/A), a firm dedicated to providing member banks with ways to make regulatory compliance simpler and more cost-effective. In addition to C/A, B/A now offers customized audit services and a Virtual Compliance Officer program through Review Alliance. Several NBA members have recently reported their satisfaction with these new program offerings. 


Please contact Jennifer Heaton at the NBA at 402-474-1555 or Jordan Emmert with C/A at 888-353-3933 with questions or feedback.


Register for a C/A demonstration:

June 22 at noon CT

June 29 at noon CT

July 6 at noon CT

Legislative, Policy & Regulatory Updates

Credit Union Expansion Included in House-passed Bill

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2543, the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion and Economic Justice Act, which includes provisions from the credit union expansion bill, H.R. 7003. 


Nebraska representatives Don Bacon and Adrian Smith voted no on the passage of H.R. 2543. 


Last week, the NBA, the American Bankers Association (ABA) and 50 state bankers associations sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging lawmakers to reject including H.R. 7003 in H.R. 2543. The groups called the credit union legislation “self-serving” and “masquerading as a financial inclusion initiative.”


H.R. 7003 would allow credit unions to expand their field of membership by adding areas 10 miles or more from the nearest financial institution branch and low-income areas. However, the bill does not require credit unions to demonstrate that they are providing financial services to underserved individuals and businesses. The legislation also creates a loophole in credit union commercial lending restrictions by exempting loans to borrowers living or operating in an underserved area from the lending cap.

FinCEN Issues Advisory on Elder Financial Exploitation

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory to alert financial institutions to the rising trend of elder financial exploitation. The advisory highlights new types of exploitation and red flags since FinCEN issued its first advisory on the issue in 2011.

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SBA OIG: Lenders Lacked PPP Fraud Guidance

In a new report, the SBA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said the agency failed to provide Paycheck Program Program (PPP) lenders with “sufficient, specific guidance to effectively identify, track, address and resolve potentially fraudulent [Paycheck Protection Program] loans,” which increased the risk of potentially fraudulent PPP loans.

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ARRC Issues USD Libor ICE Swap Rate Contracts Recommendations

The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) issued recommendations for contracts linked to U.S. dollar LIBOR Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Swap Rates. 

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Meet A Banker

NBA Chair-Elect Lydell Woodbury was once told he had "too much personality" to be an accountant, so he became a banker. He has been a banker for 40 years and currently is the Chairman & CEO of First Nebraska Bank in Valley.

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New ABA Fintech Newsletter

ABA Newsbytes: Fintech & Innovation is a weekly ABA member resource available to registered users. It includes ABA content as well as relevant news coverage and commentary from outside sources. 

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Enter the ABA Brand Slam

The ABA Brand Slam honors the best bank marketing campaigns. Entries are due by July 18. Banks of all sizes can enter their July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, marketing efforts in several categories. 

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