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Fine Points

Fine Points

Human, After All By Camden Fine So where are we all heading? Or to a more important point, what are we becoming? The answer lies in the upcoming generations.

Fine Points

Preparing the next generation of industry leaders By Camden R. Fine, President and CEO of ICBA Have you planted a tree lately? With just a little attention early on, a seed or sapling can, once established, grow unaided into a mighty, towering tree. Before you know it, you’ll have created something magnificent—a legacy for the […]

Ready to Run

By Camden R. Fine Question: How long does it take for Congress to enact a new law? Answer:Much longer—and far shorter—than anyone can predict. The U.S. Senate is commonly referred to, sometimes deferentially and sometimes facetiously, as the world’s greatest deliberative body. The description springs from the seemingly boundless debating (and delaying) powers and prerogatives […]

Proportional Progress

By Camden R. Fine It’s a concept long but steadily in the making—proportionally tiered regulations for community banks. Conceived by ICBA more than two decades ago, tiered regulation was developed to provide relief to community banks saddled with woefully impractical Community Reinvestment Act regulations. The whole complex CRA regime was put in place to address […]

Regulatory Possibility

“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today.” ―Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” Did you hear about the Maryland community bank recently accused of discriminating against white males? The bank was given a fair lending violation for creating a loan program designed to help minorities and women obtain more affordable credit. […]

The Field Is Ours

OK, community bankers, it’s time for our industry to lace up our combat boots again and take the field together. We now face another monumental, must-win policy confrontation in Washington. This time Congress is taking a hard look at enacting further legislation to end too-big-to fail once and for all, and that’s great news for […]

Taming the Unruly Bulls

With regulatory measures falling flat, Congress is taking the lead on ending too-big-to-fail, advancing legislative action to subdue Wall Street’s financial mega-institutions once and for all By Kelly Pike and Tim Cook Fed up with years of Wall Street’s perilous blundering and reckless shenanigans, increasingly impatient Washington policymakers are on tenterhooks to end too-big-to-fail once […]

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