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 Feb. 27, 2013
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Mobile Security Remains Top Concern   
By Michael Scheibach, executive editor 

Michael Much has been written about the impact of smartphones on mobile banking and mobile commerce. The Federal Reserve, for example, predicts that 43 percent of bank customers will use their smartphones for banking by the end of the year. Without question, a top trend in 2013 is the continuing expansion of mobile banking; along with this expansion, however, is the escalating and ever-changing battle to maintain account security. Read more>>    

 

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Representatives Reintroduce Credit Union Expansion Bill
The legislation, which is opposed by the banking industry, would raise the current credit union member business lending cap from 12.25 percent to 27.5 percent. Read more>>
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The FDIC will conduct 15 free telephone seminars on deposit insurance coverage for bank officers and employees between March 20, 2013, and Dec. 3, 2013. Read more>>

St. Louis Fed's Bullard: Monetary Policy Easier Now Than in 2012
"2012 policy was characterized by a relatively weak 'Operation Twist' program combined with somewhat counterproductive date-based forward guidance," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said. In contrast, "2013 is characterized by a relatively potent open-ended outright asset purchase program combined with more effective threshold-based forward guidance." Read more>>
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FARIN Announces 2013 Consulting Workshops
FARIN workshops deliver a combination of education, consulting and modeling that instruct senior management teams on strategies that will help improve the performance of their institutions. Read more>>
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BSA/AML & OFAC Compliance - What Was Old Is New Again

 

BSA Some think that regulatory attention to the BSA has let up over the past couple of years. Think again. With the safety and soundness of the entire industry the focus of news stories every day and well-publicized enforcement actions, the regulators obviously haven't eased up. In fact, recent enforcement actions suggest risk assessments for BSA are still in focus. Click here for more information or to register.
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FDIC Offers Three New Online Business Transactions Through FDICconnect
The FDIC is offering three new online business transactions through FDICconnect. Institutions will be able to submit interagency bank merger applications, notices of change in control, and notices of change of director or senior executive officer. Read more>>

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ABA Provides Statement on Card Act's Consumer Impact
"We commend the CFPB for its efforts to gauge the full effects of the CARD Act on individuals and the broader economy - both positive and negative," the statement said. "As the CFPB reviews the data indicating less credit card availability, we encourage the bureau to further explore the real impact on consumers." Read more>>
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