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August 1, 2012

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International Without Inter

By Kari English, Senior Editor, BankNews

KariMany bankers were surprised last month when the regulatory agencies proposed rules that would implement the Basel III regulatory capital reforms; the surprise being that community banks would also have to comply with the rules. While the FDIC says most institutions are already meeting the proposed standards, others disagree. Do you feel your bank could meet the proposed capital standards if they went into effect today?  Read more>>

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BankNews is accepting entries in the 2012 Green Leaf Awards, recognizing banks across the country helping their communities and the environment. Entries are divided into asset size, giving every bank an opportunity to be recognized. To enter or for more information, click here.

FDIC Announces Regulatory Calendar for Community Banks
As a part of its ongoing Community Bank Initiatives, the FDIC is developing a regulatory calendar to help community banks stay up-to-date on changes in federal banking laws, regulations and supervisory guidance. The calendar will summarize regulatory developments and highlight key dates to facilitate industry comment and compliance. Read more>>
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Video: Where Regulation Stands as Dodd-Frank Act Turns Two
Dodd Frank Act Turns 2Even though the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act turned two on July 21, there are many rules still to be written and many questions yet to be answered. Will it help avoid another financial crisis? Will it prevent another taxpayer bailout? Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, provides her opinion. Click here to view the video.>>
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Nebraska Regulator Testifies in Opposition to Legislation to Create Federal Charter for Non-depository Consumer Industries
In his testimony, John Munn, director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance and testifying on behalf of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, expressed serious concerns with proposed legislation (H.R. 6139) that would establish a federal charter for non-depository consumer credit industries, including payday lenders, check cashers and issuers of stored-value cards. Read more>>
ICBA Credit Union Petition Tops 13,000
The Independent Community Bankers of America has announced that a petition opposing the tax-exempt credit unions' power grab legislation to expand their member business lending authority has garnered more than 13,000 signatures. Read more>>
Dollar Bank One of the First to Bring Video Teller Services to Pittsburgh
Dollar Bank has begun operating new video teller services, known as Personal Teller Machines. Read more>>
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