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Apr 2016


FDIC Announces Official Launch of Regulatory Calendar for Community Banks

Dec 10 – As part of its FDIC Community Banking Initiatives, the FDIC has launched a draft online regulatory calendar to help community banks stay up-to-date on changes in federal banking laws, regulations and supervisory guidance. The FDIC requested feedback from the industry on ways to improve the calendar and has revised it based on a review of the comments received.


FDIC Announces Regulatory Calendar for Community Banks

July 27 – 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. A draft of the calendar is available on the FDIC website.


Mark Your Calendars: Teach Children to Save Day, April 21

March 16 – This year the ABA Education Foundation is calling on bankers to accept the Million Child Challenge and reach 1 million students with a Teach Children to Save lesson. Teach Children to Save Day is set for April 21, but bankers can participate throughout 2009 to be included in the Million Child Challenge.  Later in April, the foundation will announce a way consumers can join the challenge online.


Treasury makes adjustments to the auction calendar

Oct 6 – To address the increased funding needs posed by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and consistent with our operating principle of transparency, Treasury is announcing that it will be making adjustments to the auction calendar.


U.S. Housing Market Shows Positive Trends

April 27 – Freddie Mac has released its Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi), showing that many of the nation’s housing markets continue to improve with one more state, Michigan, returning to its historical benchmark level of housing activity.


St. Louis Fed President: FOMC Should Rethink Policy Rate Projections

February 29 – Two pillars of the Federal Open Market Committee’s 2015 case for monetary policy normalization have changed in 2016, according to Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard. Speaking on “More on the Changing Imperatives for U.S. Monetary Policy Normalization” in a presentation Feb. 24 to the Money Marketeers of New York University, Bullard noted that market-based inflation expectations have fallen further and that the risk of asset price bubbles over the medium term appears to have diminished. “These data-dependent changes likely give the FOMC more leeway in its normalization program,” he said. (more…)

U.S. Housing Market Continues Its Steady Comeback

February 24 – Freddie Mac has released its Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi), showing the U.S. housing market continuing to improve with two additional states — Florida and Arizona — entering their outer range of stable housing activity. The MiMi purchase applications indicator improved by nine percent in 2015, its best showing since September 2013.


The Compliance Burden: Ease the Pain With This Six-Point Plan

By Pam Perdue

The mere mention of the word “compliance” can incite fear or contempt. But new discoveries about how compliance can be made reliable, transparent, predictable and repeatable are happening every day, as “RegTech” breaks off from FinTech as its own category. In a sea of rules, compliance tasks are daunting, but focusing on the six objectives of compliance management turns that chaos into order.


Bank Customer Experience Summit Slated for September

February 8 – Networld Media Group, publisher of ATM Marketplace and Mobile Payments Today, has announced the dates and agenda for the Bank Customer Experience (BCX) Summit, the company’s annual conference for the retail banking industry. The 2016 summit will take place Monday, Sept. 19, through Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.


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