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February 22, 2012

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To comply with the Federal Reserve Board's final rules governing debit interchange and network routing, some community banks need to make an important change - and fast. By April 1, 2012, all debit card issuers must have at least two unaffiliated card networks assigned to their debit card programs. The regulation is designed to provide merchants with a choice, as the final rules shifted network routing power to them. Read more>>  

 

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BankNews appBankNews, the leading independent magazine for community banks, has introduced a free mobile app for iPhones and iPads. BankNews' new app features web and email links, and the ability to direct dial phone numbers on the iPhone. The app is free in the App Store. Click on the icon on the right.
Rural Mainstreet Index Remains Strong

The Rural Mainstreet Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, dipped a bit from January's very strong level, declining to 59.6 from January's 59.8.      Farm income continues to be the big driver of the Rural Mainstreet Economy. According to Larry Winum, president of Glenwood State Bank in Glenwood, Iowa, "Agriculture had another strong year with all indications that 2012 will continue to be positive for farmers." Read more>>
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ABA Hosts Women's Leadership Forum

Female bank CEO's and senior executives will gather at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 2012, at the American Bankers Association's Women's Leadership Forum, the third annual session designed specifically for women banking leaders. The forum is part of ABA's annual Government Relations Summit, which takes place March 19-21, 2012. Read more>>
New Research: Mobile Banking and Customer Account Strategies
Mobile banking has emerged as a key banking channel for reaching customers and increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty. As financial institutions search for fresh, innovative ways to engage customers, they are finding that mobile banking fits the bill. Read more>>.
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BankNews' Editor-in-Chief Discusses Market Trends 

Bill PoquetteBill Poquette, editor-in-chief of BankNews for more than 40 years, was a recent guest on Traders Network, a radio program on Clear Channel's KFXR 1190 in Dallas. Hosted by Michael Yorba, Traders Network discusses the latest in trading tools and market trends. The program features leading market and business professionals, sophisticated technology and the analytics needed to identify the most lucrative investment strategies. Click here to listen.
eBook Bank Directories Available for California, New England and Texas
BankNews Media, one of the nation's leading publishers of bank directories, has introduced three directories as ebooks, which are readable on iPhones/iPads and other devices with ebook/epub capability. Now available are the California Banking Gold Book, New England Bank Directory and Texas Banking Red Book. To order or learn more, click here>>.
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