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The regulatory reforms coming up this year

The regulatory reforms coming up this year

The pace of regulatory and compliance change isn’t likely to slow down in 2020. Lawmakers, regulators and community bankers are weighing reforms to the CRA, banking marijuana-related businesses and more. By Mary Thorson Wright Ah, 2020. Arduous regulatory upheaval from recent years, like that under the Dodd-Frank Act, Truth in Lending Act (TILA)-Real Estate Settlement […]

Jim Reber: Tug of war

Rate volatility can work to your community bank’s advantage. By Jim Reber, ICBA Securities Whew. In just the nine months between November 2018 and July 2019, the bond market witnessed these events: Both a hike (Dec. 19) and a cut (July 31) to overnight benchmark rates An inversion of the yield curve between one and […]

ICBA: Pushing ahead on BSA reform

Several potential Bank Secrecy Act-related bills may make their way through Congress this session, bringing much-needed reform for community banks. By Chip Bartlett and Lilly Thomas, ICBA Several potential Bank Secrecy Act-related bills may make their way through Congress this session, bringing much-needed reform for community banks. With summer over and Congress back in session, […]

How could regtech ease the compliance burden?

Community banks are increasingly turning to regulatory technology to help them be more efficient and effective in their compliance efforts. By Karen Epper Hoffman With the industry abuzz about all things fintech, it can be easy to forget that technology is being applied to support and streamline banking efforts in compliance as well as retail […]

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