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Compliance Column Explores Whether Banks Must Post Privacy Notices Online (2/22/2019) 
The March/April issue of the ABA Banking Journal answers a question about whether a bank is required to post its privacy notice on its website.
 
Quarterly Banking Profile Shows Strong Bank Performance in Q4 (2/22/2019) 
FDIC-insured banks and savings institutions earned $59.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of $33.8 billion from the industry’s earnings a year before.
 
Farm Credit Administration Seeks Feedback on YBS Farmer Data Collection, Reporting (2/21/2019) 
The Farm Credit Administration is seeking feedback on its processes for collecting and reporting data on how the Farm Credit System is serving young, beginning and small farmers -- one of its statutory requirements.
 
FDIC Outlines Plans for Deposit Insurance Calculations Under Community Bank Leverage Ratio (2/21/2019) 
As the banking agencies prepare to finalize the framework for the community bank leverage ratio, the FDIC has issued a proposal for how it will assess banks for deposit insurance that elect to use the CBLR framework.
 
SWGSB Offering Spring Workshop for Bank Directors (2/15/2019) 
SWGSB is holding a Spring Workshop next month to answer your questions about being a successful board.
 
CFPB Releases 2019 Lists of Rural, Underserved Counties (2/13/2019) 
The CFPB released the lists of rural counties and rural or underserved counties that entities can use in 2019 to determine whether they are exempt from certain regulatory requirements
 
Gallup: Americans’ Financial Confidence Reaches 16-Year High (2/13/2019) 
Americans are more optimistic about their personal finances than at any point in 16 years.
 
CFPB Proposes to Eliminate Small-Dollar Lending Rule’s Ability-to-Repay Test (2/7/2019) 
The CFPB proposed to remove the prescriptive underwriting provisions from the small-dollar lending rule it issued in October 2017
 
Latest Feature Explores How Ag Bankers Can Stay Relevant Amid Change (2/1/2019) 
Technology is fundamentally reshaping the agricultural sector, but producers’ financial needs remain largely the same.
 
ABA's Nichols ‘Optimistic’ about Bipartisanship in 116th Congress (1/30/2019) 
In an interview on Fox Business, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols said he’s optimistic about finding opportunities for bipartisan cooperation among members of the Democrat-controlled House Financial Services Committee.
 
Credit Card Use Continues to Expand in Third Quarter (1/30/2019) 
Credit card use picked up in the third quarter of 2018, according to ABA’s latest Credit Card Market Monitor.
 
Sen. Crapo Previews Data Privacy Agenda for 116th Congress (1/29/2019) 
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) outlined the approach to data privacy and data security legislation he will continue to pursue during the 116th Congress.
 
Industry Stakeholders Raise Broad Concerns about CECL at FASB Forum (1/29/2019) 
The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s current expected credit loss standard presents significant operational challenges and stakeholders are concerned about real and potentially severe economic effects.
 
USDA to Restore Full-Time Operation of Farm Service Agency (1/24/2019) 
As the government shutdown enters its fifth week, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will temporarily resume full-time operations of its Farm Service Agency offices nationwide.
 
ABA: Banks of All Sizes Helping Borrowers Affected by Shutdown (1/24/2019) 
ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols yesterday highlighted the many ways that banks across the nation are working to support federal employees that are currently facing financial difficulties.
 
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