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Aug 07, 2014
Hultgren Supports Legislation to Protect Community Banks
U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) this week voted to support two bills which will relieve community banks from excessive regulations and protect...

Aug 07, 2014
Fischer Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Regulatory Burdens for Community Banks and Credit Unions
As many smaller financial institutions struggle under the weight of shortsighted regulations, the RELIEVE Act would help lift the burden by modernizing...

Jul 29, 2014
Triple Play: Community Banks versus Big Banks
We asked Michael how and why community banks — versus their “big bank” counterparts — can better serve New Jersey small businesses.

Jul 29, 2014
How Community Banks Can Win the War for Millennials
The race is on for community banks to successfully attract younger adults as customers.

Barrington Banker Forms Partnership to support, retain community banks
Barrington resident Jim Adkins and Ohio resident Tim Scholten, both veteran bankers, are on a mission to combine their skills and maintain the integrity...
How Bank of Ann Arbor Takes on Giants – and Thrives
The Bank of Ann Arbor has earned a reputation as the little bank that can — hold its own, that is, in the fight for market share among the national...

Jul 24, 2014
HCE to help community banks deploy mobile payments
Host card emulation is poised to make it not only possible, but beneficial, for community financial institutions to deploy consumer-centric mobile payments...

Jul 23, 2014
Reserved: One seat on the Fed?
Community banks scored a big win this week as the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to legislation requiring the Federal Reserve to include one of their...

Jul 21, 2014
Community bankers push paperwork reform
But advocates for community banks say the number of numbers regulators are demanding from them in the form of quarterly “call reports” has gotten out...

Jul 17, 2014
New app makes it easy to buy from Greenville businesses
A new app aims to make buying local easier and more accessible by connecting Greenville residents with locally owned Greenville businesses.
Jul 14, 2014
Internships gives high school students a glimpse of banking world
Starting summer vacation for most students usually means sleeping in, binging on television shows or hanging out with friends. For Cameron Harel, 17,...

Jul 11, 2014
Executive Q&A: Lund-led group looks out for the interests of community banks, their customers
Instead of nurturing field crops, Lund has built his career around advocating for the banking industry -- specifically, smaller, locally owned community...

Jul 08, 2014
Bank and Small Business
Small business continues to be the backbone of the economy and community banks are a big reason they exist. The relationship between the small business...

Jul 04, 2014
Community Banks Gear Up Against Cyber Security Threats
In a bid to protect banks from the ever-growing cyber security threats, the Federal Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has launched a new program...

Increased Data Illustrates Importance of Community Bankers to Small Businesses
Prior to the financial crisis, there wasn’t much data available that was specific to community banking. But as small financial institutions continue...