Community Banking

Lawmakers Discuss Reg Relief Common Ground, Spar on Rhetoric

Passing major regulatory relief for banks is going to be a heavy lift in 2016, according to a bipartisan panel of legislators at ABA’s Government Relations Summit, although the lawmakers emphasized their efforts to find common ground on regulatory reform. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) said passing reg relief this year would be “difficult” and that the GOP-led House would pass ...

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Shelby Makes Case for Reg Relief

Economic growth requires a robust, competitive banking system, and the Dodd-Frank Act and current regulatory environment inhibit that, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said at ABA’s Government Relations Summit.

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Hensarling Previews Regulatory Reform Plan

Speaking today at ABA’s Government Relations Summit, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) offered a preview of a financial regulatory reform plan that he expects to unveil soon.

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Mutual Bankers Anticipate Growth, Higher Profitability in 2016

An increasing number of bankers believe their regulatory examiners understand the mutual model, according to ABA’s annual survey of the nation’s mutual institutions, which was released today as the association kicks off its Mutual Community Bank Conference in Washington, D.C.

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