Community Banks Embrace Faster Payments’ Competitive Edge

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Community banks are pushing for a stronger role with their small business (SMB) customers. Yet, the broader perception of smaller financial institutions (FIs) in the industry is that these banks lack the resources that larger banks offer, as well as the agility of emerging FinTech firms, to promote product and service innovation to their SMB clients. banking industry is known as vast and highly fragmented, with thousands of banks in operation today.

Community Banks Debut FinTech Alliance

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To that end, news came earlier this week in the United States that a dozen community and regional banks have formed a group aimed at exploring the opportunities amid FinTech offerings.

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Agencies Temporarily Lower Community Bank Leverage Ratio to 8%

ABA Community Banking

As required by Section 4012 the CARES Act, the federal banking agencies today temporarily lowered the community bank leverage ratio, issuing two interim final rules to set the CLBR at 8% and then gradually re-establish it at 9%.

Why a community bank in Missouri is investing in core banking startup Neocova

Bank Innovation

For Brice Luetkemeyer, president and CEO of Bank of St. Elizabeth, a Missouri-based community bank with $150 million in assets, investing in a core banking startup is critical for its future. Together with a group of other community banks, Bank of St.

Regulators expand capital relief for community banks

American Banker

After Congress temporarily lowered the leverage ratio used by smaller institutions, the federal agencies said they would allow a one-year transition before banks have to comply again with the regular standard. FDIC Minimum capital requirements Federal Reserve OCC Coronavirus Regulatory relief Community banks

Finastra Gains Foothold Among Community Banks with Malauzai Acquisition

Bank Innovation

Finastra, which was formed from the union of Misys and D+H, and calls itself the world’s third largest fintech company in the world, has acquired American software company Malauzai in an attempt to strengthen its foothold in the American banking market.

How Crowdfunding Aims To Fill SMBs’ Community Banking Gaps

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Community banks are often the familiar faces of the financial services world, and when small businesses seek capital, their neighborhood financial institution can be a promising place to start. While they continue to play an important role in small business financing, the community banking market is drastically shrinking in the U.S. We’re trying to turn community members into community bankers,” he said, “and allowing them to vote with their wallet.”.

ABA Data Bank: Majority of Community Banks Hold High Levels of Capital

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FDIC Final Rule Sets Community Bank Leverage Ratio at 9%

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The FDIC today approved a final rule allowing community banks with a leverage capital ratio of at least 9% to be considered in compliance with Basel III capital requirements and exempt from the complex Basel Calculation.

Coup for community banks could spell disaster for industry

American Banker

The recent Dodd-Frank rollbacks for smaller banks could encourage risk-taking that leads to a systemic issue. Dodd-Frank Volcker Rule Community banking TBTF Minimum capital requirements Risk-based capital rule House Financial Services Committee Senate Banking Committee

First New Community Bank In Decades Headed To US Market

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is set to see its first new community bank in decades, as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) lent its approval for MOXY Bank to launch in Washington, D.C. The U.S.

ICBA: Building Bridges For The Next Generation Of Community Banks

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Community banking can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging areas of financial services in which to work — that’s the view, anyway, of Rebeca Romero Rainey, president and CEO of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) , who recently joined the nation’s leading advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks. She was chairman and CEO of her family’s bank before making the move to ICBA. “I

Community Banks Aim To Amplify Competitive Edge With FinTechs

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With big banks pulling back from small and medium-sized business (SMB) lending in the wake of the global financial crisis, the market was ripe for someone else to fill the credit gap. Community banks approved 49 percent of SMB loan applications in November, according to the latest data from the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. But small business lending is only one part of the banking puzzle.

Community banks most likely to approve small business loans

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According to a recent survey from four Federal Reserve Banks, small regional and community banks have the highest approval rate for small business loans. Small regional and community banks had a much higher approval rate (90 percent) for those firms classified as “Growers.”

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Community Bank Bill

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Chamber of Commerce is voicing its support for legislation that would ease regulatory burdens for the nation’s community banks in an effort to improve access to funding for small business borrowers. Main Street businesses depend on community and regional banks for the financing necessary to get started, sustain operations, manage cash, make payroll and create well-paying jobs,” the letter stated. The U.S.

Community bank stress testing: Where to begin

Abrigo

While banks under $10 billion in assets aren’t technically required to stress test, recent data suggests the practice is becoming the norm. According to the Sageworks 2015 Bank and Credit Union Exam Survey , more than 40 percent of the 180 responding institutions had already begun stress testing, and it was recommended to 30 percent that they begin stress testing or expand current stress test practices. Blog Bank Credit Union

3 ways for community banks to capitalize on the “buy local” movement

Abrigo

Today’s youth and others across all age groups are placing a significant importance on consuming local food, developing local relationships and improving local communities. This is great news for community banks. Invest in community engagement.

Leveraging relationships: How community banks can win against mega-banks

Abrigo

Some of the most pressing challenges facing community banks and credit unions in the current banking environment include narrow interest rate margins, increasing pressure from regulators, and competition with “too-big-to-fail” mega-banks. One area where small community banks and credit unions have maintained an edge is in relationship lending. However, community banks and credit unions can still win with a community and relationship first focus.

Top concerns and growth strategies of community banks: Part II

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This article is the second in a two-part series on top concerns and growth strategies of community banks. Everyone in the banking industry seems to be asking the same question these days: How can we facilitate growth? Blog Bank

FDIC: Community banks outperform industry in third quarter

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To provide a report card on industry status and performance, the FDIC publishes a Quarterly Banking Profile. Results from the third quarter were just released, and while overall results were positive, community banks in particular excelled. Blog Bank Credit Union

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Longer exam cycle for more community banks?

Abrigo

A new bill proposed on April 16 aims to increase the exam cycle period for a larger pool of community banks. would make more banks eligible for an 18-month exam cycle as opposed to the norm of a 12-month schedule. OCC guidance on Community Bank Supervision states all national banks must receive a full-scope, on-site exam at least annually. A similar bill, commonly referred to as the Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act of 2015 , was introduced by Rep.

What Makes an Effective Community Banking Board?

Jeff For Banks

Over two years ago, I analyzed this same question , using top five and bottom five Return on Equity banks. I could find no correlation between professional backgrounds of board members and bank performance. Recall from the Top 5 post that I screened for low trading volume banks.

What Makes an Effective Community Banking Board?

Jeff For Banks

Over two years ago, I analyzed this same question , using top five and bottom five Return on Equity banks. I could find no correlation between professional backgrounds of board members and bank performance. Recall from the Top 5 post that I screened for low trading volume banks.

Community Banks, Where Moving Beyond Interest Income Is In The (Credit) Cards

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Think of banking and you might think of lending and deposits, where firms make money on the spread between what they pay savers and what they take in from borrowers. But banks cannot live on interest alone. Additional financial products and services must round out traditional banking activities. The community banking model is based on customer relationships and the allocation of capital and extending loans.

How to reduce the regulatory burden on community banks

Abrigo

In recent months, the momentum around reducing the regulatory burden on the nation’s community banks has continued to gain steam. There are more than 6,000 banks and thrifts under $10 billion in assets and they are often less equipped to deal with complexities brought by additional regulations. However, the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, leaving resource-constrained community banks to cope with new demands. Blog Bank Credit Union

FinTech and Community Banking: Built for Marriage?

Jeff For Banks

Recent news of Prosper scaling back and OnDeck Capital's ongoing losses has taken a little shine off of the FinTech apple. Recently a former bank director and active bank stock investor asked me about the rise of FinTechs and how it impacts community banks.

The Quiet Investor Community Banks Need to Know

American Banker

Shiv Govindan at Pilgrims & Indians Capital has kept a relatively low profile as a bank investor. But two key board appointments at struggling community banks promise to make him a more visible player in the industry.

Chicago de novo bank effort cleared to raise capital

American Banker

Organizers of First Women's Bank have also filled two key executive posts. Community banking Capital De novo institutions WIB scan Illinois

Defending the bank's capital levels

Abrigo

The Recession and its subsequent rate of bank failures underscore the need for banks of all sizes to invest in developing a capital plan. The Recession taught many institutions that whatever processes had been in place for managing capital were not sufficient.

Texas Capital forms digital bank featuring American Airlines rewards

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Bask Bank will offer customers AAdvantage miles for every dollar saved. Community banking Digital banking Savings accounts Texas

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Texas Capital takes a risk on rewards in latest digital banking venture

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Community banking Savings accounts Digital banking Deposits TexasThe company's new platform targets a narrow customer segment ?— frequent fliers.

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How to Spend $1B: A Nice Problem Facing a Dozen Community Banks

American Banker

A dozen publicly traded banks have raised more than $1 billion in recent weeks, taking advantage of surging stock prices. Additional banks are expected to follow, setting the stage for more M&A and other growth moves.

Bank planned in nation's capital secures FDIC approval

American Banker

Organizers of Founders Bank in Washington are still need to raise at least $25 million before opening. De novo institutions Capital Community banking Washington DC

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How to Spend $1B: A Nice Problem Facing 10 Community Banks

American Banker

Ten publicly traded banks have raised about $950 million in recent weeks, taking advantage of surging stock prices. Additional banks are expected to follow, setting the stage for more M&A and other growth moves.

Behind Capital One’s Move to Enhance Online Services

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