Social sharing helps you connect to the community

Social sharing helps you connect to the community

/ Marketing
Consumers gravitate toward community banks in part because they enjoy supporting locally owned businesses. That relationship should be reciprocal — as customers support your bank, give back to them by supporting their community ...
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The case for inclusion

The case for inclusion

/ Hiring & Retention
While diverse hiring practices and an awareness of the growing demographic shift within the United States has lessened the gap ...
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Iowa action likely to slow CU-bank deals

Iowa action likely to slow CU-bank deals

/ M&A
Days after the Colorado State Banking Board became the first regulator to prevent a credit union from buying a bank, ...
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Nebraska banker’s ‘worst day’ recounted

Nebraska banker’s ‘worst day’ recounted

/ Features
Nebraska banker Greg Hohl was at an out-of-state meeting when he received a text message from his sister that there ...
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Chronicles

Fed to provide $2.3 trillion in loan programs

/ Chronicles
The Federal Reserve introduced programs on April 9 to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support households, businesses ...
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Fed eases Wells Fargo asset cap to allow small business lending

/ Chronicles
The Federal Reserve modified the asset cap on Wells Fargo, allowing the bank to lend more to small businesses under ...
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Regulators lower CBLR, offer relief to mortgage servicers

/ Chronicles
Federal banking agencies temporarily lowered the community bank leverage ratio to 8 percent to provide relief to community banks ...
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Banking agencies, regulators respond to rocky PPP launch

/ Chronicles
The SBA and Treasury Department worked with bankers through the weekend to answer questions as lenders provide essential credit to ...
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First bank failure of coronavirus era

/ Chronicles
The First State Bank, based in Barboursville, W.Va., was closed by state regulators April 3. MVB Bank, Inc., of Fairmont, ...
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SBA makes changes to PPP to encourage community bank involvement

/ Chronicles
The Small Business Administration modified guidelines for its Paycheck Protection Program in order to encourage community banks to participate in ...
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People

FPC names new executive director

/ Promotions & New Hires
The U.S. Faster Payments Council named Reed Luhtanen, payments expert and industry veteren, as its executive director on March 25 ...
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Stearns Bank names new director

/ Directorships
Kathy Persian has joined the board of Stearns Bank N.A., St. Cloud, Minn. She is SVP/CIO for Schwan's Company, Bloomington, ...
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Minnesota Bank & Trust names president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Stephen Bishop was named president and CEO of Minnesota Bank & Trust, Edina, succeeding Ken Brooks ...
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Opinion

Crisis response should be practical, empathetic

/ Opinion
In these uncertain times, questions swirl among community bankers about the best way to support their customers and communities through ...
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AI deployed as CRM tool for wealth managers

/ Technology
Practifi is a Chicago startup developing business management tools for financial institutions and wealth advisors. Adrian Johnstone and Glenn Elliott, ...
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Does your bank have a remote work plan?

/ Operations
All banks are required to assess the risk of a pandemic to their business and have a plan to address ...
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Community Relations

Banks respond to crisis, invest in communities

/ Community Relations
Banks in Iowa and Minnesota announced new programs and donations which will benefit employees and community members during the COVID-19 ...
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Park Financial to set up emergency loan fund

/ Community Relations
Minneapolis-based Park Financial Group announced an emergency loan fund of approximately $30 million to help local businesses impacted by the ...
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Ames bank holds blood drive

/ Community Relations
First National Bank in Ames, Iowa, is helping its community by hosting a blood drive in partnership with LifeSere Blood ...
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