Archives for June 2013

Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Seek Backroom Deal

Reacting to growing pressure from lawmakers and regulators for more meaningful reforms to put an end to Too-Big-To-Fail, some of the largest banks and their lobbying group recently held a closed-door meeting with federal regulators to present a plan that they hope will stave-off more comprehensive reforms, like increasing common equity capital standards for the largest systemically-important banks. A report published earlier this week in The Wall Read the Rest…

MIB’s Letter to Senator Jon Tester

Dear Senator Tester: I am writing on behalf of the members of the Montana Independent Bankers Association (“Association”) to thank you for your sponsorship of legislation to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency with a new Federal Mortgage Insurance Corp., which would regulate the secondary market and Federal Home Loan Read the Rest…

ICBA Celebrates Small Business Week 2013

Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2013)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and community banks across the country are joining the Small Business Administration (SBA) in celebrating National Small Business Week, June 17 through June 21. ICBA is reminding everyone about the critical role community banks serve in supporting local small businesses. “The economic stability of Read the Rest…

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