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​​​​​​​Acting Comptroller Hsu says community bank climate-risk exams years away
CQ Roll Call 2022/03/11
Christopher Cole
‘Not a lot of momentum’ to reform outdated flood insurance program
American Banker 2022/05/25
Ron Haynie
2021 Mid-Year Industry Update with ICBA Securities' Jim Reber
Main Street Banking 2021/08/08
Jim Reber
6 de novos explain their tech choices
American Banker 2022/06/08
Charles Potts
A Car Salesman Took Me for All I’m Worth. Now I Have a Terrible Dilemma.
Slate 2022/03/15
A Digital Dollar for the Unbanked? Banks, Consumers See Pitfalls
Bloomberg Law 2022/06/22
Mickey Marshall
Adverse market refinance fee eliminated
Dodd Frank Update 2021/07/19
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Advice to Community Bankers from Pres Kennedy
Barret School of Banking 2022/02/23
Alabama deal adds grist to debate over bank-credit union mergers
American Banker 2021/08/05
Rebeca Romero Rainey
'Almost purely opportunity': Banks prep for historic climate investment
American Banker 2022/08/21
Americans Understand Crypto Risks, but Not Regulations, Survey Finds
Blockworks 2022/09/19
Rebeca Romero Rainey
An economy with no roadmap
Politico 2022/07/25
Arizona deal marks 5th credit union purchase of bank in 2022
Banking Dive 2022/03/14
As credit unions resume M&A, bankers renew attacks on tax exemption
American Banker 2021/06/16
Aaron Stetter
As CU Reps Head to Hill, Bank Group Urges Congress to Ask Questions About Tax Exemption
CU Today 2022/03/02
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Atlanta Fed Executives Discuss Community Banks' Role in the National Economy
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2022/09/08
Bank groups oppose FDIC plan to hike deposit insurance assessment rates
SNL Financial 2022/08/24
Bank groups: CFPB should keep nose out of bank mergers
Housing Wire 2022/06/17
Banker of the Year 2022: Brenda K. Foster
BankBeat 2022/01/01
Bankers Call for CRA for CUs During Hearing; ‘Feeble Attack’ Meant to Distract, Says NAFCU
CU Today 2022/07/13
Bankers’ Group Expresses ‘Strong Opposition’ to Any U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency
CU Today 2022/05/23
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Bankers’ Group Issues Strong Criticism of Credit Card Bill
CU Today 2022/09/21
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Banking groups plead with Biden administration for bigger crypto role
American Banker 2022/08/09
Brian Laverdure
Banking on people: TCM Bank’s people-first culture key in handling pandemic disruptions
Capital Analytics Associates 2021/07/29
Damon Moorer
Banking on Technology
Business North 2022/06/15
Banking organizations oppose FDIC plan to increase deposit insurance rates
Financial Regulation News 2022/08/23
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Banking trade group “strongly” opposes nonbank membership in FHLB system
Housing Wire 2022/09/08
Banks ask CFPB to crack down on data aggregators
American Banker 2022/08/02
Banks Call for Housing Discrimination Scrutiny for Credit Unions
Credit Union Times 2022/07/14
Banks continue to push against credit unions
Jacksonville Daily Record 2022/06/23
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Banks hint at legal challenges to CRA rewrite
American Banker 2022/08/08
Banks hit back at merchants over inflation's role in swipe-fee debate
American Banker 2022/06/30
Banks hit out at ‘flawed and harmful’ credit card competition plan
Banking Exchange 2022/09/21
Banks push back against CBDC
Payments Dive 2022/08/29
Banks, consumer advocates unite against tax reporting proposal
American Banker 2021/06/17
Paul Merski
Banks, crypto lobby clash with lawmakers over Fed digital dollar
Politico 2022/08/22
Paul Merski
BankTech Ventures raises $115M from community bank investors
Des Moines Business Record 2022/08/18
BankThink: When credit unions buy banks, communities win
American Banker 2022/03/30
Biden administration expresses support for CBDC
BankBeat 2022/09/20
Biden Unlikely To Act On Marijuana Before Midterms, Senators Talk Cannabis Banking Reform Yet Again
Benzinga 2022/09/12
Big banks support SEC climate disclosure plan, small banks dread it
American Banker 2021/06/14
Chris Cole
Bill introduced in U.S. Senate would streamline the E-SIGN law
Financial Regulation News 2022/03/03
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Bill offering tax relief in rural lending gains support
Ag Daily 2021/07/02
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Bill seeks increased CFPB small business accountability
Financial Regulation News 2022/07/26
Bipartisan Lawmakers File Marijuana Banking Amendment To Must-Pass Defense Bill In Latest Reform Push
Marijuana Moment 2022/06/30
BPInsights: June 25, 2022
Bank Policy Institute 2022/06/25
Brex withdraws ILC, deposit insurance applications
BankingDive 2021/08/09
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Cannabis banking included in U.S. House-approved defense bill
Financial Regulation News 2022/07/14
CFPB files another status report in Section 1071 rulemaking lawsuit
Consumer Finance Monitor 2022/02/28
CFPB gets earful on limiting credit card late fees
American Banker 2022/08/05
Mickey Marshall
CFPB strikes at debt collector fees
Banking Dive 2022/06/30
Chamber of Commerce, trade groups blast CFPB for perceived overreach
Banking Dive 2022/06/29
Chamber targets consumer bureau chief for 'reckless actions'
Politico 2022/06/28
Clarksburg, West Virginia company Engine Management Specialist celebrates growth as community bank success story
WVNews 2022/06/24
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Community Banks From 44 States Demand Congress Urgently Pass Marijuana Financial Services Fix
Marijuana Moment 2022/06/08
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Congressional cannabis “omnibus” bill details emerge
Marijuana Moment 2022/06/13
Consumer groups urge FDIC to reject Ford's ILC application
American Banker 2022/08/25
Consumers Support Digital Assets ‘Framework,’ But Are Skeptical of Digital Currency, Survey Finds
CU Today 2022/09/20
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Credit union’s deal for bank part of trend
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 2022/03/20
Michael Emancipator
Credit unions, local banks receive regulatory consideration under proposed Rounds, Scott bill
Ripon Advance News Service 2022/03/07
CUNA, NAFCU Join With Other Groups in Filing FOIA Over CFPB Implementation of Section of Dodd-Frank
CU Today 2022/05/30
CUNA, NAFCU Join With Other Groups in Support of ‘Close the ILC Loophole Act’
CU Today 2022/04/05
Data: LR seeing ebb in growth
Data: LR seeing ebb in growth 2022/01/02
Do Shared Branches Have a Role in the Digital Age?
The Financial Brand 2021/07/05
Chris Cole
DocFox Receives First Finny Award For Global Fintech Greatness
Arkansas Money & Politics 2022/08/22
DocFox wins first-ever Finny Award
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 2022/08/18
Expanded anti-discrimination guidelines create compliance challenge for US banks
SNL Financial 2022/03/30
Mickey Marshall
FDIC plans to raise assessments in face of deposit glut
American Banker 2022/06/20
Christopher Cole
Fed capital policy puts community development aid out of some banks' reach
American Banker 2022/02/23
Fed master account guidance includes tiered review framework
Banking Dive 2022/08/16
Financial associations ask lawmakers to pass banking amendment in defense bill
Business of Cannabis 2022/07/14
Financial-sector groups join calls for substantial rewrite of SEC cybersecurity proposal for publicly traded companies
Inside Cybersecurity 2022/05/12
Fintech Beat by Roll Call News: Watchdog bites crypto on safeguard shortfalls
CQ Roll Call 2022/03/31
Brian Laverdure
Fintech Startups and Banking Veterans Share Trade Floor on Summit's First Day
Arkansas Business 2022/08/16
Fintechs with Ukrainian staff strive to keep them safe from the fighting
American Banker 2022/03/07
Fisher elected chairman of ICBA
Ithaca.com 2021/08/02
Robert Fisher
Florida credit union buys bank for 10th such combo this year
Banking Dive 2022/08/15
Flurry of activity in Washington, D.C. leads to action on several credit union bills
Carolinas Credit Union League 2022/08/01
FMI joins trade groups in demanding more action on coin shortage
Supermarket News 2022/03/21
Ford ILC application gets pushback from ICBA, consumer groups
Banking Dive 2022/08/30
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Ford is Biden-era FDIC's first big ILC test
American Banker 2022/08/02
Chris Cole
Ford's ILC charter application faces uncertain future
S&P Global 2022/09/06
Chris Cole Susan Sullivan
Former Harris aide will lobby for Airbnb
Politico 2022/06/30
Scott Marks
Georgia-based Robins proposes year’s 2nd bank purchase by credit union
Banking Dive 2022/03/01
GOP Bills Would Curb CFPB's Push For Small Biz Loan Data
Law360 2022/02/17
Rebeca Romero Rainey
GreenState Credit Union calls off deal for Premier Bank in Nebraska
American Banker 2022/08/19
GreenState scraps acquisition of Nebraska bank after judge denies appeal
Banking Dive 2022/08/22
Guest column: Credit unions good for the customer, community and economy
Business Alabama 2022/03/30
Brad Bolton
House approves cannabis & psychedelics amendments
Marijuana Moment 2022/07/14
House Financial Committee passes overdraft bill
BankBeat 2022/08/01
House passes SAFE Banking Act with defense bill
BankBeat 2022/07/18
House-passed NDAA includes banking provisions for cannabis
Banking Dive 2022/07/18
How Philadelphia is laying the groundwork for a public bank
American Banker 2022/03/21
Aaron Stetter
ICBA Bancard, Finzly partner on faster payments for community banks
American Banker 2021/07/12
Tina Giorgio
ICBA details BankTech Ventures Fund closing
Financial Regulation News 2022/08/23
Charles E. Potts
ICBA poll: Two-thirds support cannabis banking
BankBeat 2022/09/07
Rebeca Romero Rainey
ICBA releases poll on Biden Administration’s framework for digital assets
Financial Regulation News 2022/09/20
ICBA releases poll on Biden Administration's framework for digital assets
Financial Regulation News 2022/09/20
Rebeca Romero Rainey
ICBA, others seek reconsideration of FDIC’s decision to eliminate Office of Supervisory Appeals
Financial Regulation News 2022/06/27
ICBA, state banking associations offer recommendations to FDIC on climate risk plan
Financial Regulation News 2022/06/07
ICBA: CBDC risks “far outweigh” the benefits
Banking Exchange 2022/07/04
ICBND hosts 54th Annual Convention in Bismarck
Newsbreak/KX News 2022/08/08
Jim Reber
Illinois proves M&A hot spot with pair of credit union-bank tie-ups
Banking Dive 2022/06/03
Independent Community Bankers of America advocates FDIC rejection of Ford Credit Bank application
Financial Regulation News 2022/08/23
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Independent Community Bankers of America opposes IRS reporting proposal
Financial Regulation News 2021/07/30
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Independent Community Bankers urge Congress to pass SAFE Banking Act
Financial Regulation News 2022/06/10
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Industry Groups Challenge Consumer Bureau on New Consumer Protection Rules
Newsbreak 2022/07/10
Industry Groups to CFPB: Take Back UDAAP Anti-Discrimination Policy
National Law Review 2022/07/14
Industry trade groups urge CFPB to extend comment period on late fees rule
Financial Regulation News 2022/06/29
Jack Henry adds Performance Scorecard to program
ATM Marketplace 2022/03/04
Kevin Tweddle
Lawmakers air CRA concerns over race, data collection
Banking Dive 2022/07/14
Leaders Call for SAFE Banking
The Paper 2022/06/16
Lobbying World
The Hill 2022/06/16
Anne Balcer
Lobbying world
The Hill 2022/07/06
Scott Marks
Lobbying world
The Hill 2022/07/13
Anne Balcer
Main Street Banking Market Update with Jim Reber, ICBA Securities: May 16th Fed Decision
Barret School of Banking 2022/03/23
Jim Reber
Main Street Monday – Community Banks are Necessary for Lending to Underserved Markets and Preventing Fraud
Coleman Report 2022/04/04
Major Financial Institutions Push House To Approve Marijuana Banking In Defense Bill
Marijuana Moment 2022/07/13
Majority Of Republicans Support Variety Of Marijuana Reforms, New Poll Finds As GOP Congressman Talks Bipartisan Next Steps
Marijuana Moment 2022/09/15
Majority Of Voters Support Marijuana Business Banking Access, Saying It Will Improve Public Safety And Equity, New Poll Finds
Marijuana Moment 2022/09/06
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Marijuana Banking Legalization Gets Scrapped Again
Reason 2022/06/29
Marijuana Banking Reform Will Not be Enacted As Part Of Manufacturing Bill, Congressional Leaders Agree
Marijuana Moment 2022/06/23
Maryland banker joins ICBA as head of government affairs
American Banker 2022/07/11
Anne Balcer
Mastercard calls for digital asset regulatory clarity, inclusion in trade agreements
Ledger Insights 2022/07/05
NAFCU, CUNA Support Pot & Remote Notarization Amendments to House Bill
Credit Union Times 2022/07/14
New cannabis section in federal standards handbook
Marijuana Moment 2022/07/25
New ICBA chair's plan to fight regulation, credit union tax exemption
American Banker 2022/02/25
New Poll Reveals That Two-Thirds of Voters Support Cannabis Banking Reform
Cannabis Business Times 2022/09/09
News of VyStar's acquisition failure sends shock waves over industry
The Business Journals 2022/06/17
Nonbanks Joining the FHLBs? No, Says ICBA
Inside Mortgage Finance 2022/09/07
Rebeca Romero Rainey
North Dakota credit unions want their slice of the 'resolution' pie
American Banker 2022/09/09
Not your grandma’s non-dues revenu
Business Mirror 2022/05/19
NotedDC — Democrats take step toward reviving reconciliation
The Hill 2022/07/06
Scott Marks
Pandemic spurs Arkansas bankers’ digital transformation
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 2022/06/12
Charles E. Potts
Pennsylvania Community Banks Flourishing Despite Inflation, Rate Hikes
Pennsylvania Business Central 2022/08/26
People are community banking’s differentiator
BankBeat 2022/03/03
Post-pandemic success depends on paradigm shift, futurist says
BankBeat 2022/03/02
Red Bay CEO, city councilman takes charge of ICBA
Franklin County Times 2022/03/11
Brad Bolton
Rep. Jake Auchincloss' Financial Services Bill Passes House
Patch 2022/06/22
Republican lawmakers urge administration to consider energy concerns with legalizing marijuana nationally
Financial Regulation News 2022/09/14
Romney leads bipartisan push to give ILC applications a fair shake
American Banker 2022/09/15
Sales of new U.S. homes significantly lower than 2020
BankBeat 2021/07/28
Ron Haynie
Schumer And Pro-Legalization GOP Congressman In Talks Over Marijuana Banking And Expungements Compromise
Marijuana Moment 2022/06/09
SEC Chair: Securities regulations apply to cryptocurrency platformers
BankBeat 2021/07/26
SEC's pay vs. performance disclosure rule; more pushback on Ford's new bank bid
SNL Financial 2022/08/26
Senate Marijuana Banking Sponsor Gives Details About Forthcoming ‘SAFE Plus’ Reform Package
Marijuana Moment 2022/09/08
Should I Refinance to a 15-Year Mortgage?
US News & World Report 2022/01/04
Small banks set to go live with bitcoin trading
American Banker 2022/01/18
Small Business Lending Looks Unequal. Getting the Data Has Been a Battle
The Sacramento Observer 2022/03/03
Small business lending looks unequal. Getting the data has been a battle.
The Center for Public Integrity 2022/03/01
Stablecoin Bill Delayed to September After Treasury Raises Concerns
Crypto Potato 2022/07/26
State bank supervisors press Congress to pass SAFE Banking Act
Dodd Frank Update 2022/06/17
Rebeca Romero Rainey
State Treasurers Reaffirm Support For Federal Marijuana Banking Reform At Annual Meeting
Marijuana Moment 2022/09/20
States work to stifle credit union acquisitions of banks
SNL Financial 2022/04/04
Summit speakers: COVID-19 changed banking, payments
Talk Business and Payments 2022/08/17
Damon Moorer Tina Giorgio
Supermajority of polled voters support cannabis banking bill, says ICBA
Financial Regulation News 2022/09/07
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Technology Paves Way For Safer Digital Payments Ecosystem — But More Work Must Be Done
Forbes 2022/02/09
Jeff Newgard
Tennessee regulator files appeal to block credit union’s bank takeover
Banking Dive 2022/06/28
The FDIC quietly rolled back an independent review committee, and banks aren’t happy
American Banker 2022/05/26
Rebeca Romero Rainey
The Fed wants banks to prepare for FedNow, but many are in no rush
American Banker 2022/09/01
Nick Denning
The Future of Central Bank Digital Currencies in the U.S.
The Financial Brand 2022/07/11
The Growing Domination Of Chime, Square Cash App, And PayPal In Checking Accounts
Forbes 2022/03/01
Charles Potts
The transatlantic AI divide
Politico 2022/07/26
Trade bodies urge CFPB to rescind amendments to examination manual
Banking Exchange 2022/07/04
Trade group takes battle over credit union-bank deals to another level
S&P Global Market Intelligence 2021/07/21
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Trade groups petition CFPB to adopt larger participant rule for data aggregators
Consumer Finance Monitor 2022/08/08
Trade Groups Say “No Thanks” to Notion that FDIC Should Consult CFPB Before Approving Bank Mergers
Consumer Finance Monitor 2022/06/13
Trade groups take aim at CFPB’s expansion of UDAAP authority
Consumer Finance Monitor 2022/07/07
Treasury yield curve set for deep inversion; FDIC urged to deny Ford application
SNL Financial 2022/08/22
Tug-of-War Brews Over CRA Reforms
The Commercial Record 2022/08/18
Two longtime Hill committee staffers head downtown
Politico 2022/06/08
Anne Balcer
U.S. Chamber, bank trades ask CFPB to rescind anti-discrimination policy
American Banker 2022/06/28
U.S. House delays consideration of stablecoin bill
Reuters 2022/07/26
U.S. Stablecoin Bill Delayed Until September: Report
The Crypto Times 2022/08/01
U.S. Treasury introduces framework to address digital asset risks and benefits
Banking Exchange 2022/07/11
US Chamber & 3 banking associations push back against CFPB’s changes to UDAAP manual
SubPrime 2022/07/05
US Commerce Dept. asks digital asset industry for input on competitiveness framework
Cointelegraph 2022/07/05
US mayors, financial institutions throw support behind cannabis banking reform
MJ Biz Daily 2022/06/09
Utah Investment Fund BankTech Ventures Raises $115M
PYMNTS.com 2022/08/16
VenCent’s Inaugural FinTech Summit in Little Rock a national success
Talk Business 2022/08/31
Venture Center Expands Fintech Program
Arkansas Business Staff 2022/09/02
Venture Center Reschedules VenCent to August, Announces More Speakers
Arkansas Business 2022/03/15
Tina Giorgio
VyStar Credit Union, Heritage Bank call off merger agreement
Banking Dive 2022/06/16
VyStar, Heritage extend acquisition deadline for a 3rd time
Banking Dive 2022/04/04
Wall Street opens its checkbook for Ron DeSantis
Politico 2022/08/23
Want to stay independent? Act like it, consultant says
BankBeat 2022/03/04
Warner & Crapo Unveil New Bipartisan Caucus to Fuel Investment in Rural & Low-Income Communities
The Hamptons Road Messenger 2022/08/01
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Waters introduces bill to allow CUs to expand fields of membership
Washington Credit Union Daily 2022/03/10
Michael Emancipator
West Virginia aviation propels toward expansion
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel 2022/07/02
Rebeca Romero Rainey
What will Congress give Ukraine?
Politico 2022/03/07
Jennifer Newman
Which vision for bank merger reform will win out?
American Banker 2022/02/28
White House digital asset report lays the groundwork for CBDC
American Banker 2022/09/19
Who's afraid of the digital dollar?
American Banker 2021/08/05
Nasreen Quibria
Why Cannabis Banking Liberalization Would Indeed Increase U.S. Competitiveness
Competitive Enterprise Institute 2022/03/25
Why I'm Worried About Innovative Industrial's 6.4% Dividend Yield
Seeking Alpha 2022/05/19
Rebeca Romero Rainey
Why so many credit unions are buying community banks
eMarketer 2022/05/17
Why the CFPB is still writing its small-business data rule a decade later
American Banker 2022/07/12
Ron Haynie
Will your credit card late fees go down despite inflation?
MSN 2022/08/17
Yes, Cannabis Banking Liberalization — SAFE Banking Act — Would Indeed Make U.S. More Competitive
Forbes 2022/03/18

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