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April 25, 2012

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JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Community Banks

By Paul J. Cambridge and Charles C. Vos

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. The JOBS Act contains a series of changes to the federal securities law landscape that will benefit community banks and their holding companies, including provisions to assist them in obtaining easier and less expensive access to capital. Read more>>  
Fed Announces Formation of Model Validation Council
The Federal Reserve Board has announced the formation of the Model Validation Council, which will provide the Federal Reserve with expert and independent advice on its process to rigorously assess the models used in stress tests of banking institutions. In addition, the Federal Reserve announced it will host a two-day symposium to discuss best practices in stress testing. Read more>>
Moble Banking Summit 4-11-12
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Emergency Response Preparedness: What to Do, What to Say, And How to Plan for It
DATE: May 1

Unplanned and unscheduled events happen all the time. But if the unplanned event is a tornado, an explosion, or workplace violence such as a shooting, the event can cause havoc to you, your company, your employees, and your community. Click here to register.


Social Media: Do It Yourself or Outsource?


This informative training session will help you to figure out not only what the correct amount of time, resources, and effort are needed to meet your Social Media needs, but what to do if you decide you are better-served by outsourcing this increasingly-important function. Click here to register.  

Barney Frank Releases Statement Regarding the Fed's Guidance on the Volcker Rule
Congressman Barney Frank, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, has released the following statement about the announcement by the Federal Reserve Board concerning implementation of the Volcker Rule. Read more>>
BankNews Media Launches Training Center
BankNews Media, in partnership with the Bank Training Center, has launched a new program to promote education and training for bank professionals. Online courses include trust and estates, fraud prevention, compliance and HR. Plus, webinars are available. To learn more, click here.
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Video: The State of Lending at Community Banks
Seifried & Brew This week Jay comments on the state of lending at community banks. He presents Seifried & Brew's historic Great Recession net charge off rates and shares a currently implemented loan growth marketing initiative.
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Tablets & Ultrabooks to Drive Mobile Computing Shipments to Over 590 Million by 2016
A new report from analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that shipments of mobile computing devices - including tablets, Ultrabooks and other notebooks - will more than double over the next five years. Driving this growth will be tablets and devices from Intel's new Ultrabook category, with combined shipments of these devices making up 73% of the total market by that time. Read more>>
FDIC Advisory Committee to Discuss Model Safe Accounts Pilot Program Results and Consider Mobile Financial Services Opportunities
The FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN) will meet April 26, 2012, to discuss the results of its Model Safe Accounts Pilot program; opportunities for banks offering mobile financial services to meet the needs of unbanked and underbanked consumers; and differences in consumer protections for debit, credit, and prepaid cards. Read more>>
Remote Deposit Capture Value Calculator
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Rural Mainstreet Index Declines for April: Farmland Price Growth Slows
The Rural Mainstreet Index for April dipped from March's very strong reading. The Rural Mainstreet Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, declined to 57.1 from March's strong 59.8. According to Dale Bradley, CEO of Citizens State Bank of Miltonvale, Kan., "The farm economy looks good to date, but the overall national economy is still fragile." Read more>>
Spring and Annual State Bank Directories Now Available
BankNews Media, one of the nation's leading publishers of state bank directories, is now accepting orders for the Spring 2012 Kansas and Missouri bank directories and the Texas Banking Red Book; the Summer 2012 New England Bank Directory; 2012 California Banking Gold Book; and 2012 directories for Maine, Missouri, Montana/Wyoming, the Mountain States, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Click here for ordering information>>

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