Sept. 11, 2013
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Preparing for Your Institution's Transition to EMV  

The adoption of two major and closely related payment technologies, near field communication and EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) is gaining momentum among U.S.-based card issuers and merchants. While there is some debate about the immediate financial benefits of these technologies, there is no debating that they are rapidly changing the entire payments landscape and have the potential to significantly reduce fraud. Read more>> 

KC Fed Research: Has The Effect of Policy Announcements on Asset Prices Changed?
The use of forward guidance as a policy tool has raised questions about changes in how it influences the economy. Authors Doh and Connolly find that the response of stock prices and bond yields to forward guidance recently has weakened. Read more>>

CFPB Puts Companies on Notice About Duty to Investigate Consumer Credit Report Disputes     

The CFPB released a bulletin stressing that, under the law, these companies, called furnishers, are responsible for investigating consumer disputes forwarded by the consumer reporting companies. Read more>>
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ABA Nominates Officers, Board for 2013-2014
The American Bankers Association's Nominating Committee has selected the official slate of candidates for ABA officers for election at the association's annual convention to be held in New Orleans, Oct. 19-22. Read more>>
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Basel III Cartoon for Community Banks    

This video explains the recent final Fed-adopted Basel III capital rules for community banks and gives some strategic tips on how banks can position themselves. Scroll down the home page to watch the video>> 
Steven Antonakes Named Deputy Director of the CFPB
Steven Antonakes will continue to maintain responsibility for his duties as the associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the CFPB.  Read more>>
Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates up on Signs of Stronger Economic Recovery
Average fixed mortgage rates are moving back up near their highs for the year amid recent data pointing to signs of a stronger economic recovery, as well as positive news coming from the housing and manufacturing sectors, according to Freddie Mac. Read more>>
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