Fair Housing Act Case


Oral arguments have been scheduled in the United States Supreme Court representing the best opportunity to reign in the rogue misapplication of disparate impact doctrine to fair lending enforcement (Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.). 

In hearing the case, the court will consider whether disparate impact claims are enforceable under the Fair Housing Act.

Industry Update Call Recap


On Friday, IBAT held its final Associate Member Industry Update Call of 2014. The audio recording is now available on the IBAT website.

IBAT will continue to offer update calls for Associate Members once per quarter in 2015. The next one is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9:30-10:30a.m., CST.

To learn more and register for the 2015 update calls, follow the links below:

White Paper


It’s that time of year. Christmas lights are twinkling, festive music is ubiquitous, and IBAT is reminding community bankers to take action to protect security interests on loans in which customers are responsible for paying their own taxes, especially with respect to tax lien loans.

As in past years, IBAT has prepared a checklist of actions for Texas community banks to consider incorporating procedures to get in front of this issue before a tax lien is transferred.

2015 Education


As you finalize plans for education and training of your staff in 2015, consider purchase of one or more webinar series from IBAT. Advance purchase of a series allows you to receive access to six webinars for the price of 5. Click the links below for more information on the:

Join Us in Paradise


Following the 2015 ICBA Convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. is the IBAT Post-Convention Program. Join us at the world-class Atlantis Resort & Casino in Paradise Island, Bahamas from March 5-7, 2015.

Two morning programs will be facilitated by consultants well known to Texas community bankers: 


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