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November 16, 2022

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You Are the Key to Our Legislative Success - Sign Up to be a Contact Banker Today!

To be effective, the legislative process assumes that constituents make their views known to legislative representatives when a particular proposal affects their personal, social or economic interests. In many cases, however, this does not occur. To facilitate this process, the NBA Government Relations Committee established the NBA Contact Banker Program. 

If you are a friend of a state senator, belong to the same organization, have a banking relationship with or would like to get to know your state senator better, you are needed for the NBA’s Contact Banker Program. NBA Contact Bankers supplement the NBA’s lobby efforts by providing personal contact to state senators on specific legislative proposals that may help or hinder the banking industry. We believe that personal contacts with state senators, in many cases, are the difference between the success or failure of legislative proposals that concern the banking industry.


In addition, the annual 2023 NBA State Government Relations Forum on Jan. 26 is another opportunity to connect with your state senator. All state senators will be invited to have lunch with Forum attendees. This luncheon is the perfect opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with your current state senator regarding issues of interest to you and your bank. Register for the State Government Relations Forum here.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We are grateful for our member banks and all they do! Update will not be published next week due to the holiday. Additionally, the NBA office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.

Legislative, Policy & Regulatory Updates

Compliance Updates - Nov. 11, 2022

SBA Proposes Lifting 7(a) Nondepository Lender Moratorium

The Small Business Administration (SBA) released a proposal to lift the moratorium on the number of nondepository institutions, or small business lending companies (SBLC), eligible to make loans through the Section 7(a) program. Currently, the number of SBLCs is capped at 14. The SBA also proposed the creation of mission-based SBLCs that target certain “capital market gaps.” 

Read the Proposed Rule


Gruenberg Nominated for FDIC Chairman

President Biden nominated Martin Gruenberg to serve as FDIC chairman. Gruenberg served in the same role from 2018 to 2021 and is the current acting chairman.

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Judge Denies Fed’s Motion to Dismiss Crypto-focused Bank’s Lawsuit

A Wyoming federal judge ruled that Custodia Bank’s lawsuit against the Federal Reserve (Fed) can proceed. The lawsuit argues the Fed’s two-year delay in approving the bank’s application for a master account is unlawful. Custodia is licensed by the state of Wyoming as a special-purpose depository institution.  

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Upcoming Events

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

Graduate Schools of Banking Opportunities 

The Graduate School of Banking-Wisconsin (GSB-Wisconsin) and the NBA are sponsoring multiple schools in 2023: Bank Technology Management SchoolDigital Banking School and Financial Managers School. View next year’s full schedule here.

The NBA and GSB-Wisconsin are also co-sponsoring online seminars during the rest of 2022. For more information, view the schedule.

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

Banks & Bankers

Nov. 9 - 15 

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Rural Workforce Housing Land Development Program Application Opens

The Rural Workforce Housing Land Development Program provides funds to municipalities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic for projects that result in land preparation for rural workforce housing. Applications are due Jan. 19, 2023

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Review & Compliance Alliance

Review Alliance

Did you know that usury laws vary from state to state?

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Compliance Alliance

Q: If an account has multiple POD beneficiaries on it and one beneficiary passes before the account owner, would the remaining POD beneficiaries receive the funds in the account upon the death of the account holder? In other words, none of the funds would be paid to the deceased POD's heirs?

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