SCB Banking Insights

06
Feb 2018

Yellen discusses Fed's recent efforts to ease regulations on community banks

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave welcoming remarks during the 5th Annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference, presented jointly by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). Yellen discussed the Fed’s recent efforts to ensure that its regulation and supervision of community banks is tailored appropriately to the size, complexity, and role different institutions play in the financial system. She also highlighted the work the Fed, along with other state and federal regulators, is taking to reduce the regulatory burden on community banks and other smaller, less complex institutions. Text

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06
Feb 2018

Findings from the 2017 National Survey of Community Banks Survey released

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Source: Community Banking in the 21st Century | Research and Policy Conference  Text

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09
Jun 2017

House of Representatives Pass The Financial CHOICE Act

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The House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs) Act Thursday, a bill that significantly chips away at about 40 provisions and regulations put in place via Dodd-Frank during the Obama-era.  Text

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01
May 2017

Trump meets with 100-plus community bankers

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President Trump met with the top leadership of the Independent Community Bankers of America on Monday, including more than 100 of its members.  Text

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13
Mar 2017

ABA Issues Whitepaper Detailing 5 Major Dodd-Frank Burdens for Community Banks

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The American Bankers Association (ABA) has issued a whitepaper discussing some of the most burdensome issues that community banks will face as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The ABA acknowledges that the amount of regulation is a significant challenge for a bank of any size, but is overwhelming for community banks with limited resources. Text

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22
Feb 2017

Arizona Nonprofits: Economic Power, Positive Impact Report

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"Arizona's nonprofits are a significant economic force and a major employer in the state." A bold statement by Steve Seleznow, President and CEO, of Arizona Community Foundation. Text

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09
Feb 2017

GOP preparing plan to gut Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

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Source : Renae Merle, Washington Post Text

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08
Feb 2017

Small-bank Specialties on the Rise

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Source : American Banker Text

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