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Banking & Financial Services E-Note - July 2014

In This Issue: - New Rule Will Require Banks to Provision for Bad Loans Earlier - Four Years After Dodd-Frank, Law Still Unfinished - Senate Panel to Review Borrowing of 'Too Big to Fail' Banks - Community...more

Dodd-Frank News - March 2014: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act Update

In This Issue: - Recent Cases January Through March 2014 ..Dodd-Frank Amendments to RESPA ..Dodd-Frank Prohibition on Arbitration Clauses ..Whistleblower Protection Under Dodd-Frank - News &...more

Financial Services Law -- Jan 17, 2014

Community Banks and the Volcker Rule: What’s Next? - For now, banks that have investments in CDO securities that are issued by funds that are invested in trust preferred securities (TruPS CDOs) have dodged a bullet. On...more

Community Bank TruPS CDOs Exempted from the Volcker Rule

Interim final rule exempts collateralized debt obligation vehicles that hold qualifying community bank trust preferred securities from the private fund sponsorship and investment prohibitions....more

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Resolve CDO-TruPS Controversy

In the latest installment of the Volcker Rule’s collateralized debt obligation-trust preferred securities (CDO-TruPS) controversy, on January 8, two House Financial Service Committee members introduced a bill to exempt...more

CFPB seeking new members for Consumer Advisory Board and Credit Union/Community Bank Advisory Councils

The CFPB is seeking new members for its Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC). In a notice published in today’s Federal Register, the CFPB asks...more

Federal Agencies Issue Statement On Subjecting TruPS CDOs To Volcker Rule

On December 27, in response to substantial criticism and legal action by banking trade groups, the Federal Reserve Board, the OCC, the FDIC, and the SEC stated that they are reviewing whether it is appropriate and consistent...more

Observation 1.1.1 On The Volcker Rule: Community Banks – Compliance

On December 10, 2013, the federal banking agencies jointly issued final regulations to implement the “Volcker Rule,” added to the Bank Holding Company Act by Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, to prohibit banking entities and...more

Community Banking Excellence - Fourth Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Interview with a Community Banking Professional - Holiday Wishes - Accidents Don't Cut It - Ensuring You Don't "Unintentionally" Violate the Automatic Stay - Dodd-Frank Essentials: Executive...more

Agencies Release a Regulatory Capital Estimation Tool for Community Banks

The federal bank regulatory agencies on November 19 released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the recently revised regulatory capital framework on their capital ratios. The...more

Regulatory Capital Estimation Tool for Community Banks

On November 19, the Fed, the OCC and the FDIC released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects on their capital ratios of the regulatory capital reforms imposed by Basel III and the...more

Three Years Later: Dodd-Frank and Those too Small to Succeed

Much can happen in three years. For example, the earth travels around the sun three times — roughly 17.7 billion miles — in that span. That is an impressive feat. Somewhat less impressive: your average hamster reaches old age...more

Banking Law -- Aug 26, 2013

What Many Foreign Banks and Community Banks Have in Common - Strange as it may seem, community banks and the U.S. operations of foreign banks are often treated similarly; their interests are usually legislative and...more

Highlights of the Future of Community Banking Symposium

On May 1, 2013, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, in conjunction with the North Carolina Bankers Association, held The Future of Community Banking Symposium in Greensboro, N.C. It was a day-long discussion of the issues facing...more

Community Banking Excellence - 2nd Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Conversation with a Community Banking Professional: Jillian Gibson - Future of Community Banking Symposium Highlights - Dodd-Frank Act Essentials: Corporate Governance Reforms -...more

New Study On Impact Of Dodd-Frank On Community Banks

A new study sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute on the impact of Dodd-Frank on community banks has been published. The study notes...more

Banking And Financial Services E-Note - January 24, 2013

In This Issue: - Fed Governor Seeks to Regulate Banks Beyond Dodd-Frank - Small Banks Worry of "Walmartization" from Dodd-Frank Act - FDIC Passes Appraisal Standards for Higher-Risk Mortgages - Community Banks...more

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