The time to register your bank’s .BANK domain name is quickly approaching. ICBA has partnered with EnCirca to help community banks by offering monthly webinars about the .BANK application process. Topics that will be addressed in this webinar series include:
Peirson-Patterson, L.L.P., an IBAT associate member, developed a free online Interactive Timeline Calendar Calculator to assist in determining time periods for delivery of the soon-to-be required Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosures.
The month of April marks the celebration of Community Banking Month. This presents a great opportunity to be loud and proud about the many positive attributes of community banks, and IBAT wants to help.
“Regulation reaches the level of overkill when it hurts the very consumer it was designed to protect.” That was but one of the many observations offered by former IBAT Chairman J. David Williams, Chairman of Centennial Bank in Lubbock, before the full U.S. House Financial Services Committee last week. Testifying on behalf of ICBA, Williams, along with representatives of the American Bankers Association and the Credit Union National Association, provided an earful to a receptive committee intent on rolling back some of Dodd-Frank’s most harmful provisions.
Last week, IBAT submitted two comment letters: one to the Texas Department of Banking (TXDOB) regarding fiduciary accounts (e.g. IRA and ERISA) and another on a petition pending before the Federal Communications Commission regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Spring has sprung, and many are wondering if interest rates will be popping up along with the daffodils and the henbit. And while we now possess greater clarity about the NCAA bracket and State Department Form O.F. 109, this week’s events haven’t really reduced the uncertainty surrounding the inceptive date of the Fed’s long awaited and long delayed journey to higher rates.