A Look Back at 2019:...

By Dana Wilkes, Senior Affiliation Manager Season after season, one of our most popular Affiliation Program sessions is the High Performance Idea Exchange, which gives our members the opportunity to do just that – exchange innovative ideas with…

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Sneak Peek: Spring 2020 Session...

By: Dana Wilkes, Senior Affiliation Manager Even though the fall Affiliation Program meetings just wrapped up at the beginning of this month, preparations are already well underway for the spring sessions. Detailed session topic descriptions will be posted on…

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Trending Topics: Current Expected Credit...

By Katie Parente, Director Loan Review Services The Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard will require consideration of not only past events and current conditions, but also reasonable and supportable economic forecasts that affect expected collectability. FASB…

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New Rules for an Old...

By Rhonda Coggins, CRCM, National Compliance Services Director Regulation CC has been around for quite some time. It was promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board to implement the Expedited Funds Availability Act (EFAA) and became effective in 1988. At…

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Community Reinvestment Act Reform Update

By: Edward R. Milhorn, Compliance Consulting Director The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was enacted in 1977 with the intention of encouraging depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate in a…

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3rd Quarter Merger And Industry...

By: Curtis Carpenter, Principal and Head of Investment Banking The structure of community banking in the United States is changing in dramatic ways and an accelerating pace.  Based upon recent trends, we can now forecast with more clarity…

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Fall Affiliation Program Meetings Underway...

By: Dana Wilkes, Senior Affiliation Manager Members of Sheshunoff’s CEO and Senior Lending Officer Affiliation Programs have convened at various locations across the country this fall, including Pebble Beach, Hilton Head Island, and Boston. Sessions at the meetings have…

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Trending Topics: “Leveraged Loans”

By: David Etter, Managing Director- Loan Review Services There are many reasons why banks are adding new asset classes to their portfolios, the most common of which is that they are looking to bolster earning assets in a…

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HMDA Reminder

By: Rhonda Coggins, CRCM, National Compliance Services Director When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Bureau) issued a new final rule amending Regulation C in 2015, it was apparent that big changes were ahead of us. That rule had…

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SAFE Banking Act

By: Matthew Hovis, CFE, CAMS, CPP, Director of BSA/AML Services On Wednesday, September 25th, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. First introduced in March of this year, the bill aims…

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