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Nov. 7, 2012

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Tips for Choosing a Loan Payments System 

By Phil Spradlin

invoice in envelopeToday, consumer loan payments run the gamut from traditional paper checks to online and mobile, increasing the demands on banks to efficiently manage multiple forms of payment. Simply put, without the right system in place to accept loan payments, a financial institution severely limits its growth. Read more>>  

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Brooklyn After Sandy
The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a Business Recovery Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This center will provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy that began on Oct. 27. Read more>>
Trepp Reports CMBS Delinquency Rate Plummets on Biggest Drop in Over a Year
After dropping below the 10 percent mark in September, Trepp projected that the delinquency rate should continue to see considerable downward pressure in the months to come. That was certainly the case in October, as the rate saw its biggest drop in 14 months. Read more>>
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ICBA Tech Survey: More Community Banks Offer Mobile Banking
More than twice as many community banks offer mobile banking to their customers (37 percent) than two years ago, the survey found. Another 44 percent plan to offer the service in the next 24 months. Read more>>
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Performance Review webinar This audio conference will help you change existing performance review practices into a performance management system that focuses on combining continual employee development with business process improvement.

  • The one small and surprisingly easy change that makes all the difference.
  • The difference between performance ranking and performance management.
  • Anniversary date or annual reviews? It makes a huge difference which cycle you choose.
  • The tools a manager has. How to know when and which tool to use.
  • Who is responsible for what? HR? Management? Employee?
  • The sure fire way to get managers on board with doing great reviews.

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FHFA and CFPB Partner on Development of National Mortgage Database
The database will primarily be used to support the agencies' policymaking and research efforts and to help regulators better understand emerging mortgage and housing market trends.  Read more>>
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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Increases Again
The Index now stands at 72.2 (1985=100), up from 68.4 in September. Read more>>
VIDEO: Incoming ABA Chairman Shares His Core Values
Listen to the American Bankers Assocation's newest chairman, Matt Williams, chairman and president of Gothenburg State Bank in Gothenburg, Neb., as he delivers a speech at the ABA's annual convention. Watch video>>
Philly Fed: September's Leading Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 49 States
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the leading indexes for the 50 states for September 2012. The indexes are a six-month forecast of the state coincident indexes. Read more>>
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