October, 2023

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Banking at the intersection of mission and opportunity

ABA Community Banking

Julieann Thurlow, ABA’s 2023-24 chair, unites financial inclusion and financial innovation. The post Banking at the intersection of mission and opportunity appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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Marketing Emphasis Drives Loan & Deposit Growth for Community Banks: Study

The Financial Brand

This article Marketing Emphasis Drives Loan & Deposit Growth for Community Banks: Study appeared first on The Financial Brand. As deposit pressure mounts industrywide, a study of banks with under $2 billion of assets makes a case that bigger marketing budgets can help. This article Marketing Emphasis Drives Loan & Deposit Growth for Community Banks: Study appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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How one credit union aims to generate buzz for FedNow

American Banker

California-based Star One is sharing its experience with smaller banks and credit unions, in an effort to get more to offer the government-backed real-time payment rail.

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What's new in branch design?

ATM Marketplace

Digital banking is important, but branches also have a role to play. A panel at the Bank Customer Experience Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina took a look at what's new in branch design.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Community banks warn about rates, economy and capital rules

American Banker

Lenders at an American Bankers Association conference this week railed against proposed regulatory requirements they argue could drive up costs, curb credit availability and ultimately hurt borrowers in already fragile economic times.

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How a new credit union service organization is promoting financial literacy

American Banker

The fintech Greenlight Financial has formed a CUSO to expand access to its family banking app and educational resources after strong interest from credit unions.

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Cultivating small business: Banks focus on relationships and solutions

ABA Community Banking

Many fintech firms’ offerings are narrow, leaving them unable to meet growing businesses’ capital needs. In contrast, most banks can work with businesses as they grow. The post Cultivating small business: Banks focus on relationships and solutions appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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California community banks to merge in $99M deal

American Banker

Central Valley Community Bancorp's agreement to buy Community West Bancshares, slated to close in the second quarter, would create a $3.6 billion-asset bank in the Greater Sacramento region.

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A Generative AI Decision-Making Guide for Community Banks and Credit Unions

The Financial Brand

This article A Generative AI Decision-Making Guide for Community Banks and Credit Unions appeared first on The Financial Brand. A tactical approach for financial services leaders as they prepare to implement generative AI and execute their first use case. This article A Generative AI Decision-Making Guide for Community Banks and Credit Unions appeared first on The Financial Brand.

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New York Lien Law Essentials: 5 Key Facts for Commercial Lenders

Dive into the complexities of New York lien laws with our comprehensive eBook, 'New York Lien Law Essentials: 5 Key Facts for Commercial Lenders.' In this detailed guide, we explore the critical formalities necessary for lenders navigating ground-up construction and fix-and-flip projects in the New York market. From documentation requirements to the implications of non-compliance, learn how to safeguard your lending position and prioritize legal adherence.

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BIS advances oversight structure for broader faster payments ecosystem

Payments Dive

In the interest of faster, cheaper and more transparent cross-border payments, the Bank of International Settlements last week produced an interim report aimed at developing a governance structure for an interlinked faster payments system.

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EU future-proofs its payments and Open Banking ecosystem with PSD

Accenture

PSD2 helped drive electronic payment and data-sharing volumes while enhancing security. So why is the EU proposing to enhance it with the new Payment Services Directive 3 (PSD3) and Payment Services Regulations (PSR) package, and what does this entail? 1) Gaps in the regulatory application of PSD2. The new framework will create a consistent regulatory environment… The post EU future-proofs its payments and Open Banking ecosystem with PSD appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

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CFPB Issues Proposed Rule Offering Consumers Greater Access to and Control Over Their Financial Data

CFPB Monitor

On October 19, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Board (“CFPB”) released a proposed rule that, if enacted, would grant consumers greater access rights to the data their financial institutions hold. Under the proposed Personal Financial Data Rights Rule (the “Proposed Rule”), bank customers nationwide would have privacy rights similar to what is afforded under the dozen state privacy laws that have been enacted in recent years. .

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Q3 2023 Economic Outlook for Financial Institutions

SWBC's LenderHub

Overall, the financial sector appears well positioned for an economic downturn. Arguably, the predicted recession has been one of the most forecasted in economic history. As such, financial institutions have had plenty of time to prepare their balance sheets accordingly, which they have.

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The State of Automation in Financial Services 2024 Report

In this report, you’ll find a comprehensive analysis of survey responses from executives at banks, credit unions, and insurance companies concerning their organization’s current and future use of automation. The report’s key insights include: Which types of automation are saving organizations the most time and money How to overcome the biggest barriers to automation implementation and adoption Why automation investments will continue to grow over the next few years How much you could save in 202

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Barclays online, mobile banking down 2 hours today

BankInovation

Barclays online and mobile banking systems were down for two hours today, with the London-based bank’s clients were unable to access their accounts, the bank said on X, formerly known as Twitter. During the outage, $1.

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Unifying monetary and macroprudential policy

BankUnderground

Julia Giese, Michael McLeay, David Aikman and Sujit Kapadia Central banks have been using a range of monetary policy and macroprudential tools to maintain monetary and financial stability. But when should monetary versus macroprudential tools be used and how should they be combined? Our recent paper develops a macroeconomic model to answer these questions.

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Senate bill would let small businesses use SBA loans to cover fintech fees

Payments Dive

The Financial Technology Association is backing a bill that would clarify that loans made through the Small Business Administration’s flagship lending program can be used to pay for fintech services.

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Banks pumped more than $150bn in to companies running ‘carbon bomb’ projects in 2022

TheGuardian

Exclusive: Projects that risk 1.5C heating target operated by companies receiving financing from European, Chinese and US banks Banks pumped more than $150bn last year into companies whose giant “carbon bomb” projects could destroy the last chance of stopping the planet heating to dangerous levels, the Guardian can reveal. The carbon bombs – 425 extraction projects that can each pump more than one gigaton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – cumulatively hold enough coal, oil and gas to burn

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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New Jersey Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Consumer Fraud Class Action Against Debt Collector under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

CFPB Monitor

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division in Jennifer Woo-Padva v. Midland Funding, LLC , recently affirmed the dismissal of consumer fraud claims brought against a debt collector pursuant to the New Jersey Consumer Finance Licensing Act (CFLA), holding that a debt purchaser is not liable under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA) for failing to obtain a state license under the CFLA.

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“Can” and “Will”: Turning Intentions into Actions

Realwired Appraisal Management Blog

I know you can run a world-class appraisal department…but will you? Can you focus on your health, get a business coach, or take an amazing vacation? I know you can, but will you? Once you see this distinction, it’s everywhere.

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Major shakeup at Truist’s tech innovation operation

BankInovation

Truist Financial is overhauling its digital innovation operations. Bank Automation News has learned that a key bank C-level innovation officer left Truist last week, and the bank shut its Foundry unit, which led the FI’s skunkworks ventures.

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The granular origins of exchange-rate fluctuations

BankUnderground

Simon Lloyd, Daniel Ostry and Balduin Bippus How much capital flows move exchange rates is a central question in international macroeconomics. A major challenge to addressing it has been the difficulty identifying exogenous cross-border flows, since flows and exchange rates can evolve simultaneously with factors like risk sentiment. In this post, we summarise a staff working paper that resolves this impasse using bank-level data capturing the external positions of UK-based global intermediaries

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Payments conferences to consider for 2024

Payments Dive

Payments professionals will have plenty of choices when contemplating conferences to attend next year. The hard part will be choosing which to attend. Here are our staff picks.

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NatWest decision to close Nigel Farage’s bank accounts was lawful, says report

TheGuardian

Investigation for bank finds ‘serious failings’ in handling of Coutts move and treatment of ex-Ukip leader Business live – latest updates NatWest’s decision to close Nigel Farage’s bank accounts was lawful but there were “serious failings” in how it treated the former Ukip leader, an independent review commissioned by the bank has found. Lawyers hired by NatWest Group said the lender had acted “in accordance with the relevant bank policies and processes” when it decided to shut the accounts Fara

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DOJ Redlining Consent Order With Ameris Bank

CFPB Monitor

Recently the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a proposed consent order with Ameris Bank to resolve allegations of redlining from 2016 through 2021 in majority Black and Hispanic areas in the Bank’s Jacksonville, Florida assessment area under both the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Fair Housing Act. In conjunction with the announcement of the proposed consent order, Attorney General Merrick Garland provided an update on the DOJ’s Combating Redlining Initiative that was launc

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Banking’s Safe Harbor: Chief Appraisers

Realwired Appraisal Management Blog

As a Chief Appraiser, what does your boss think of your performance? Do they see you as a cost center or a valued C-Suite professional being a lighthouse helping their bank navigate current challenges? Cows huddle during a storm, bulls choose to run through it. Ironically, the bulls get through the storm quicker.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.