Senators Aim to Help Community Banks and Credit Unions Struggling Under Regulatory Burdens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced they are introducing legislation today to provide immediate regulatory relief to America’s small financial institutions, like community banks and credit unions, that will help them to better serve their communities. As many smaller financial institutions struggle Read the Rest…

ICBA Survey Shows Growing Call Report Burden on Community Banks

Streamlined reporting rules would free up resources for local economic growth Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2014) – The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today released the results of a new survey that shows the increasing and unnecessary regulatory burden that quarterly reporting requirements impose on community banks. In addition to highlighting the rising number of Read the Rest…

MT Dept. of Labor & Industry Research & Analysis Bureau Newsletters

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry’s Research and Analysis Bureau posts monthly newsletters and podcasts that may be of interest to Montana’s bankers. You can read and listen to these newsletters here.

Montana Distributes 88% of SSBCI Funding to State’s Small Businesses

The Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative had expended 88 percent of its current funding disbursement for small business lending and investment through Dec. 31 2013, according to the U.S. Treasury Department’s quarterly SSBCI report. Nationally, the SSBCI program has disbursed $1 billion of the total SSBCI allocation to participating states since the program began 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…

ICBA Announces A.J. King as ICBA Delegate for Montana

Dear Montana ICBA Member: We are pleased to notify you that Andrew J. King, president, Three Rivers Bank of Montana in Kalispell, has been elected ICBA delegate for Montana. Mr. King will become your state delegate for Montana on the ICBA Federal Delegate Board on March 6, 2014 and his term will continue until March Read the Rest…

MIB Comments on the Cancellation of the Association Healthcare Plan

Dear Members of MIB: As an initial matter, Laura and I here at the Montana Independent Bankers (MIB) wish you a merry Christmas 2013 and Happy New Year 2014.  We trust this has been a happy and safe holiday season for you and yours. Second, I write to inform  about the unexpected cancellation of our Read the Rest…

Plan to Attend the 2014 ICBA Convention!

We still have a lot of cold, dark winter ahead of us here in Montana.  Let your thoughts turn to sunny beaches in Hawaii, superb dining, and valuable training in every area of banking.  Join MIB at the ICBA Convention at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, March 2-6, 2014! ICBA holds no stops in putting Read the Rest…

Four generations of Griz: King ‘never lost to a Cat’

At least two major things run in Jack King’s family: Banking and playing defense for the University of Montana football team. The football lineage started a long time ago. Dean King, Jack’s father, played for the Griz before Germany invaded Belgium — the first time. Nearly 100 years later, Dean King’s great-grandson Joel Rosenberg won Read the Rest…

Meagher County mortgage dispute headed to Montana Supreme Court

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a mortgage dispute between a Meagher County couple and Bank of America over allegedly fraudulent dealings by the bank. Read more at: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/meagher-county-mortgage-dispute-headed-to-montana-supreme-court/article_42592ef2-4a6e-11e3-8c29-0019bb2963f4.html

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