Archives for February 2014

Community Banks Reissue More Than 4 Million Payment Cards Following Retailer Data Breaches

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2014)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today said that the nation’s community banks have already reissued more than 4 million credit and debit cards at a total reissuance cost of more than $40 million following recent data breaches at major retailers (numbers are based on a sampling of community banks). Read the Rest…

Assessing Community Bank Consolidation in Ninth District States

This interesting article by Ron J. Feldman and Paul Schreck was originally published on www.minneapolisfed.org, February 6, 2014.  To read the article in its entirety, click here. Abstract Observers argue that increased regulation and supervision added in response to the financial crisis will speed the decline of community banks. Determining if the rate of community Read the Rest…

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