August 21, 2013
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The Sound and the Fury  

By Bill Poquette, Editor-in-Chief 

Bill Poquette Depending on one's perspective, the Federal Reserve's final rule implementing the Basel III capital reforms and a proposed rule setting higher leverage ratio standards for the largest, most systemically significant U.S. banking organizations are being perceived in at least three ways: 1) imperfect, but should help avert future taxpayer-funded bailouts; 2) an impediment to banks' willingness to lend and hence to the economic recovery; or 3) something in between - a step forward that falls short of an ideal definition of adequate capital. Read more>>  


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FDIC Announces Upcoming Community Affairs Webinar: How to Effectively Utilize and Implement Financial Education Programs
Staff will discuss opportunities, best practices and strategies for implementing consumer financial education programs. This is the fourth in a series of webinars highlighting strategies institutions can use to promote community development and expand access to the banking system. Read more>>
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D+H Acquires Harland Financial Solutions 

The acquisition enhances D+H's competitive position as a leading North American financial technology provider to larger financial institutions, community banks and credit unions. Read more>>

OCC Alerts Bankers to Unauthorized Banking: Freedom 1st National Bank     

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has been informed that an entity titled Freedom Gold Club is claiming to be associated with a national bank named Freedom 1st National Bank. Read more>>
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Community Banking in America    

This Larry King program focuses on how community banks are not just that in name alone but are the structure and support in their communities. Scroll down the BankNews home page to watch the video.
Federal Reserve Board Announces Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council Members
Drake Mills, president and CEO of Community Trust Bank, Ruston, La., will serve as president in 2014. John B. Dicus, chairman, president and CEO of Capital Federal Savings Bank, Topeka, Kan., will serve as vice president. Read more>>
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Mobile Banking Update Allows BBVA Compass Customers to Pay People Using Text, Email     

BBVA Compass has enhanced its mobile banking capabilities by adding the Pay People with Popmoney service to its iPhone and Android apps, allowing customers to send money to anyone in the U.S. using just the recipient's email address or mobile phone number. Read more>>

IT-Lifeline Sees 50 Percent Increase in Disaster Recovery Compliance Tests for Banks and Credit Unions  

Increased awareness of compliance requirements and resulting demand for disaster recovery testing enabled IT-Lifeline to expand its operations by signing customers in four new states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Kentucky. Read more>>

CSI Introduces ComplianceNet to Simplify Regulatory Complications

ComplianceNet provides institutions with access to a dedicated help desk staffed by seasoned compliance professionals to address and resolve compliance questions regarding regulatory issues. Read more>>
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