Tag Archives: rural banking

ABA, Associations Urge Congress to Protect Crop Insurance

In a joint letter yesterday, ABA and several farming industry groups called on congressional budget committees to protect crop insurance as they develop budget proposals for fiscal year 2017, urging them not to reopen the 2014 Farm Bill in their efforts to reduce the national deficit.

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Final Highway Bill Includes Modified Fed Dividend Cut

A group of senators and representatives today issued a reconciled version of a long-term highway funding bill that includes a modified but still substantial cut to the dividends paid on the Federal Reserve Bank stock that national banks and other Fed member banks are required to hold.

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Senate Vote Expected This Week on ABA-Backed Cyber Bill

The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S.754), an ABA-supported bill that would strengthen the ability of the public and private sectors to share critical cyber threat information without compromising customer privacy.

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CFPB Finalizes Relief for Small, Rural Mortgage Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today finalized several changes -- many advocated by ABA -- that will increase the number of banks able to benefit from the bureau’s small creditor and rural or underserved area exemptions in its mortgage rules.

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ABA Hosts Meeting to Address Rural Appraiser Shortage

To help address the pending shortage of rural property appraisers -- and the implications for agricultural and commercial credit in rural communities -- ABA’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking and ABA’s Commercial Real Estate Committee convened a meeting yesterday of key stakeholders from the banking industry, federal government, appraisal industry and others.

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Regulatory Review Meeting Focuses on Rural Bank Burdens

Rural banks face a number of challenges that are compounded by unnecessary, outdated and excessively burdensome regulations, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said today at the fourth of five outreach meetings for the decennial Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act review.

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