Archives for December 2014

Questions and Answers Concerning the Enactment of H.R. 3329

(Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement) In general, what does the enactment of H.R. 3329 mean for community banks? This legislation significantly expands the coverage of the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement so that approximately 600 more bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies will be subject to the Policy Read the Rest…

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Payments Fraud Survey Summary of Results

The Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Richmond conducted a payments fraud survey during April and May 2014. Payments fraud is an ongoing concern of financial professionals whose job it is to protect their organization’s payment transactions from traditional and emerging fraud schemes. Payment fraud attacks and losses using card and check Read the Rest…

Senate Approves Tester Measures to Support Community Banks, Credit Unions

Senator’s provisions to reduce red tape on rural lenders head to President’s desk (U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester this week secured a victory in the Senate by passing two bipartisan measures to support Montana community banks and credit unions. The President is expected to sign the bills into law. Tester’s measures, which are part Read the Rest…

Priorities of Montanans in Choosing Banks

The Montana Chamber of Commerce invited MIB to submit a question to their annual Power-Base survey of registered Montana voters. This survey polled 800 voters on a variety of issues ranging from views on the direction of the state and national economies to opinions about legislative priorities, industry sectors, what to do with surplus state revenues, Read the Rest…

ICBA Recent Successes and Current Top Issues

ICBA recently released reports on their recent legislative and regulatory successes and their current top issues for community banking.  These reports can be viewed by clicking on the links below. ICBA Recent Successes ICBA Current Top Issues  

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