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May 1, 2013
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Understanding the Risk Involved in Maintaining Current Spread and Margin

arrow increase As we know all too well, loan customers are demanding lower rates and longer fixed terms. And, with rock-bottom benchmark rates most have had to reach for acceptable yields. Almost universally, community banks have extended the duration of their fixed-rate assets in an effort to maintain current income. What happens when rates increase? Read more>> 

Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Third Annual Report
The council must report annually to Congress on a range of issues, including the activities of the council, significant financial market and regulatory developments, and potential emerging threats to the financial stability of the United States. Read more>>
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ICBA Lauds Brown-Vitter Legislation Taking on Too Big To Fail
The Terminating Bailouts for Taxpayer Fairness Act of 2013 seeks to end federal subsidies and funding advantages for financial firms larger than $500 billion in assets and to end government distortions of the financial markets that foster incentives for risky behavior by Wall Street megabanks and put taxpayers at risk. Read more>>

Federal Reserve Announces Issue Date of Redesigned $100 Note
This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. Read more>>
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CFPB Finds Payday and Deposit Advance Loans Can Trap Consumers in Debt
The report found that payday loans and the deposit advance loans offered by a small but growing number of banks and other depository institutions are generally similar in structure, purpose and the consumer protection concerns they raise. Read more>>
Federal Reserve Announces Small-Value Fixed-Rate Term Deposit Operations
The Federal Reserve plans to use a fixed-rate, full-allotment format to offer 28-day term deposits on May 20 with settlement on May 23. Under this format, the Federal Reserve will announce the operation interest rate, and each participating institution may submit one tender that will be awarded in full at the pre-determined rate. Read more>>
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OCC Releases Guidance on Deposit Advance Products
The guidance addresses how any bank offering the products may do so in a safe and sound manner without increasing its credit, compliance, legal, and reputation risks. Read more>>
Entries Being Accepted for 2013 Green Leaf Award

Green Leaf 2013The Green Leaf Award, sponsored by BankNews magazine, recognizes community financial institutions nationwide helping to improve their communities through cooperation and participation in programs and projects; and, at the same time, contributing to a better environment through policies, programs and technology. The Green Leaf Award is open to all community financial institutions. Read more>>
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