Community Banking

Innovation in the Bank

Community bank leaders weigh in on how they handle technological changes and IT strategic planning while keeping focused on customer needs.

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Navigating the Complexities of Affordable Housing Finance

By Corey Carlisle Financing housing development has many challenges, but keeping that housing stock within reach of a growing segment of low- to moderate-income households can be nearly impossible. The chief culprit here is the widening gap between construction and maintenance costs and the rents most can pay. To bridge this divide, affordable housing developers and lenders turn to various ...

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First—and Lasting—Impressions

By Dorothy Savarese The first impression I had of banking—at least as an adult—came courtesy of my father. My parents had always stressed the importance of service to others, so it was no surprise that in retirement my dad searched and found ways to make a difference. Among other things, he opted to serve on the board of the local ...

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FDIC Sees Strong Results from Youth Savings Program

Banks participating in the FDIC’s youth savings pilot program are seeing strong results, agency chairman Martin Gruenberg said today, adding that the FDIC will by year’s end provide a “roadmap” for other banks wishing to offer similar programs in schools.

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