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Oak Valley Community Bank staff

3 banks investing in communities under the CRA

Many community banks invest in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods to make lasting impacts while also getting Community Reinvestment Act, or CRA, credit. This work to aid and rebuild communities is the direct result of the close ties community banks develop with the people they serve. Here’s how three community banks are making powerful investments under the CRA.

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What you can do now to prepare for CECL

Community banks won’t have to implement current expected credit losses, or CECL, standards until 2023, but it’s never too early to start getting ready. Here’s what industry experts say you should know about preparing for CECL. By Kelly Pike Many community banks have been granted a reprieve from implementing current expected credit losses (CECL) accounting […]

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 […]

Looking back at 2019’s compliance changes

This year, community banks saw the full implementation of S.2155, which provided regulatory relief. While a quiet regulatory year, many community banks were busy improving their own compliance programs. By Mary Thorson Wright The regulatory machine stayed relatively quiet in 2019, but community banks kept busy implementing compliance legislation and guidance issued in previous years. […]

How your bank can stay compliant on social media

It’s common for community banks to have a presence on one, two or up to half a dozen social media platforms to engage with customers. But what does being an active social media user mean for community banks from a compliance perspective? By Mary Thorson Wright Merriam-Webster singles out 2004 as a turning point for social […]

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