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Oct. 24, 2012

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Participations - Avoiding Problems in the Making   

By Michael A. Campbell 

Michael Campbell with Polsinelli ShughartThere are several good reasons to participate a loan. The most common is that the lead bank or participant is presented with a lending opportunity that exceeds its legal lending limits. At the same time, there are a few bad reasons to participate a loan. For instance, a drive for loan growth is often a reason why banks become participants. Or the desire may be motivated by risk factors that would ordinarily prompt a decision to deny credit. In other words, the desire to share risk is actually a desire to share a bad loan. Read more>> 

BankNews Congratulates This Year's Innovative Solutions Awards Winners
BankNews announces the winners of the 2012 Innovative Solutions Awards. Read more>>
OCC Announces Stress Testing Guidance and CRE Stress Test Tool 
The OCC's guidance provides additional clarity around stress testing expectations for community banks. The guidance also provides an example of a simple stress test framework to consider. Read more>>
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Safe Deposit Regulatory Compliance and Legal Issues

DATE: Oct. 25   


safe deposit webinarQuestions regarding the USA Patriot Act, suspicious activity reports, know your customer, power of attorneys, deceased renters, payable on death leases, living trusts, court orders, Americans with Disabilities Act, past-due boxes, abandoned property will be answered during this webcast. This workshop also provides an in-depth explanation about how these issues impact on a financial institution and its safe deposit box renters. 


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Rural Mainstreet Index Soars: Bankers Expect 2.3 Percent Holiday Sales Growth
After experiencing negative fallout from drought conditions over the last 3 months, the Rural Mainstreet economy soared higher according to the October survey of bank CEOs in the 10-state area. Read more>>
Small Businesses Account for Nearly 50 Percent of Paper Check Use in U.S. 
Forty-six percent of paper checks written in the United States, not including government checks, involve a small business, according to a new Research Brief released by NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association and FIS, a provider of banking and payments technologies. Read more>>
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CFPB Proposal Makes Credit Easier to Get for Stay-at-Home Spouses/Partners
Proposal would allow a stay-at-home spouse or partner to rely on shared income from his or her spouse or partner when applying for a credit card account. Read more>>
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Deposit Compliance: Frontline Deposit Regulations  DATE: Oct. 25    


Frontline Deposit 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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ABA Survey: Popularity of Mobile Banking Jumps
A new survey by the American Bankers Association shows a sharp increase in the popularity of mobile banking, driven mainly by customers in the 18 to 34-year-old age group. Read more>>
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