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Oct. 17, 2012

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Disagreeing to Agree   

By Bill Poquette, Editor-in-Chief    

Bill Poquette Since the Federal Open Market Committee announced the launch of a third round of quantitative easing last month, Federal Reserve officials have been arguing in public over the wisdom of applying more of such nontraditional monetary policy tools. Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher has laid out his worries, as has Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker. Among those in favor of it are New York Fed President William Dudley, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren and Chicago Fed President Charles Evans. Who's right? Read more>> 

Trepp Releases Capital Adequacy Stress Test Report: One in Eight Banks at Risk
Trepp's Capital Adequacy Stress Test (T-CAST) combined individual bank data with severely adverse inputs to create "what-if" scenarios for earnings, capital and asset performance for a nine-quarter projection period. Read more>>
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American Express and Walmart Launch Bluebird: A New Alternative to Debit and Checking Accounts
Bluebird has been developed for the tens of millions of Americans who are looking for advanced capabilities such as deposits by smartphone and mobile bill pay, fee transparency, and no minimum balance, monthly, annual or overdraft fees. Read more>>
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This program fulfills many of your annual training requirements for your front line. The front line is critical in the implementation of many of the federal regulations for a financial institution. This program will cover the basic understanding of what each regulation is for and how the front line is responsible for its implementation.    


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Jack Henry Banking Announces Hosted High Availability Service
This data replication service mirrors the infrastructure that is supporting Jack Henry Banking's OutLink Data Centers to provide banks processing in-house on the CIF 20/20 and SilverLake System core platforms with a fully managed service that eliminates the need to own, house, maintain and upgrade redundant hardware platforms. Read more>>
Open Solutions Introduces Next Generation Online Bill Pay Service
DNAbillpay is an advanced electronic bill payment solution that lets community-based financial institutions provide retail and business customers the ability to conveniently manage and pay bills from any browser-enabled device, such as a PC, smart phone or tablet. Read more>>
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Financial Apps Among Most Used, Study Shows
According to a study by Virtual Hold Technology, entertainment/games apps are the most popular smartphone apps (82.3 percent) followed by social media apps (79.8 percent), news/reading (72 percent), financial apps (50.7 percent) and productivity apps (45.3 percent). Read more>>
Beige Book Finds Economic Activity Still Expanding Modestly
Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity generally expanded modestly since the last report. The New York District noted a leveling off in economic activity, and Kansas City indicated some slowing in the pace of growth. In general, other districts reported that growth continued at a modest pace. Read more>>
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