Washington, D.C. (Nov. 25, 2013)—With the holidays quickly approaching, the Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA) and the nation’s nearly 7,000 community banks offer consumers the following tips to consider if they are planning to make any of their holiday purchases online.
“Even though the holiday season can be quite busy, it’s never too busy to ensure that your personal information is safe when shopping online,” said Bill Loving, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank, Franklin, W.Va.
As reported in a previous edition of the IBAT Bottom Line, the federal banking regulatory agencies jointly proposed diversity assessment standards for their regulated entities. The proposed standards concentrate on four areas: commitment to diversity, workforce profile and employment practices, vendor diversity, and transparency.
NORTHSTAR BANK OF TEXAS has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in the under $3 billion category. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group.
In all, 35 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this inaugural program. Banks had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
IBAT is pleased to offer you and your directors a pre-convention program, February 26-28, prior to ICBA's 2014 Convention in Maui. Our two morning programs, facilitated by two of community banking's top consultants, will focus on the strategic direction of your bank. Ed Krei, Senior Partner with The Baker Group in Oklahoma City, and Merrill Reynolds, Principal with Reynolds Williams Group of New Braunfels, Texas, will lead the sessions.
The Independent Bankers Association of Texas filed an amicus brief in a Texas Supreme Court case (Sims v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC) that will have a far reaching effect on home equity loan modifications. The three issues before the court are whether a lender may: