Dodging the Basel Bullet

Planning under the new capital rules should start now for 2015 By Howard Schneider The great majority of community banks won’t be significantly affected by the final Basel III minimum capital rules adopted by U.S. regulators this summer, thanks mostly to effective industry advocacy by ICBA and its members. Community bankers submitted most of the […]

Leveraging Basel III

New capital rules offer key exemptions for community banks, set regulatory precedent By James Kendrick After a year of delays, comment letters, meetings with regulators and even an ICBA petition that collected more than 17,000 signatures, the key Basel III capital rules are in the books. For community bankers, it lined up as a classic […]