Oct. 23, 2013
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How Do You Measure the Enormity of Someone's Burden?
By Kari English, Senior Editor
Kari For those in the financial services industry, quantifying the amount of regulatory burden community banks are feeling has been a rather nebulous task. Everyone is aware of the tremendous pressure community banks are under as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, but until recently, it seems no one had a scale or process in which to actually measure the burden. After all, how do you quantify a burden - especially when there is more yet-to-be-official burden to come? Read more>>

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Eight Districts reported similar growth rates in economic activity as during the previous reporting period, while growth slowed some in the Philadelphia, Richmond, Chicago and Kansas City districts. Read more>>
CFPB Provides Guidance on Mortgage Servicing Rules
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is releasing a bulletin and interim final rule to provide greater clarity to the market about specific concerns regarding the mortgage servicing rules that take effect in January 2014. Read more>>
Community Banks and Local Shopping
Chesapeake Bank's President and CEO Jeff Szyperski discusses the role of community banks and the shop local initiative in Lancaster, Mathews and Gloucester counties and Greater Williamsburg. Go to BankNews.com and scroll down the home page to watch the video.
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Capitol Bancorp Sells its Remaining Consolidated Affiliates to Talmer Bancorp    

Capitol Bancorp Limited, Lansing, Mich., has entered into a stock purchase agreement to sell the common stock of its remaining consolidated entities to Talmer Bancorp Inc. in Troy, Mich.  Read more>>

ABA Endorses Sterne Agee Mortgage for Secondary Market Options  

Through its Corporation for American Banking subsidiary, the American Bankers Association has endorsed Sterne Agee Mortgage to offer correspondent lending solutions designed to meet the unique needs of community banks. Read more>>
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Database of Private-Company Information Now Available for Free to Bankers From Sageworks
Through the use of Sageworks' benchmarking data, financial institutions will be able to examine and benchmark business borrowers in the credit analysis process at origination and annual review and build better relationships with business clients. Read more>>
Bankers Help Students Establish a Lifetime of Good Credit Habits
More than 3,900 bankers in 490 communities around the country used Get Smart About Credit Day to teach more than 148,000 young adults important lessons on building good credit habits that last a lifetime. Read more>>

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