Washington Watch

Expanded exemptions from credit risk retention standards proposed By Ann M. Grochala More than two years after releasing a proposal to ensure that securitizers retain an economic interest in the credit risk of the assets they securitize, financial regulators recently went back to the drawing board. In late August, regulators released a revised proposed qualified […]

From the Top

Too-big-to-fail—telling the facts and figures By Bill Loving, Chairman of ICBA In my travels, I’ve confirmed that regardless of where you live, the lifeblood of each and every community is its community banker and his or her desire to make their community a better place to live and work. This means that, as community bankers, […]

Social Media Matters: What Is Social Success?

What Is Social Success? By Ann Chen Starting any type of marketing or communications campaign should include a measurement for success. But in a new space such as social media—what would those measurements be?

Membership Central

Advantages of classroom training By Steven Foley In today’s competitive banking environment, many CEOs and managers understand the value of a well-trained workforce. Yet, unfortunately, many continue to make the counterproductive decision to target professional development and training for budget cuts.

Tech Talk

Considering mobile malware safeguards

The Other Central Bankers

While maintaining low profiles, ICBA leaders are playing an influential role for the nation’s economy as Federal Reserve Bank directors By Beth Mattson-Teig As Federal Reserve Board chairman, Ben Bernanke, like his predecessor, Alan Greenspan before him, is certainly the globally recognized face of the U.S. central banking system. Names such as Paul Mello, Megan […]

Giant Slayers

ICBA Membership Focus Lessons learned competing head to head in megabank hometowns By Tam Harbert Has your community bank ever sent Valentine’s Day cards? For the last two years, Carolina Premier Bank has sent them to the residents in its marketplace of Charlotte, N.C. Actually, the bank’s cards are more like anti-Valentine’s Day notes: The […]