Sept. 4, 2013
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From Web-Centric to Mobile-First 

Michael Time is running out for those banks holding back on their technology initiatives, especially in the mobile realm. Consumers want more mobile services; businesses want more mobile services; and they both want them available anytime, anywhere, on any device. Notice that the operative phrase is "mobile services." Account look-up, balance transfer and even SMS alerts are old news. Read more>> 




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FDIC-Insured Institutions Earned $42.2 Billion in the Second Quarter of 2013
Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC reported aggregate net income of $42.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013, a $7.8 billion (22.6 percent) increase from the $34.4 billion in profits that the industry reported a year earlier. Read more>>

FHFA Index Shows Mortgage Interest Rates Rose Sharply in July     

National data show interest rates on mortgages continued their upward trend. Contract mortgage interest rates increased 0.45 percent from June to July, according to an index of new mortgage contracts. Read more>>
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Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Risk Retention Rule
Six federal agencies have issued a notice revising a proposed rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions. The new proposal revises a proposed rule the agencies issued in 2011 to implement the risk retention requirement in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Read more>>
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ABA Survey: Time Runs Short for Bank Vendors     

According to an American Bankers Association survey, at the end of June 60 percent of vendors had not told their banker clients when they will be ready to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new mortgage rules.  Read more>>

JHA Payment Processing Solutions Launches Expedited EMV Implementation   

Through the expedited process, PPS can reduce financial institutions' implementation costs, testing requirements, and overall timeframes. PPS' process for certain chip card profiles can be as simple as for non-chip products; no host-to-host testing is necessary and card validation is optional.  Read more>>

Agencies Provide Model Template for Submission of Tailored Resolution Plans     

The Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC have released an optional model template for tailored resolution plans that certain firms will be submitting for the first time later this year. Read more>>
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