Though the Federal Reserve does not anticipate lifting interest rates for years, regulators and executives continue to be...
Baker Market Update, March 7, 2014
"After the announcement this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that the 175k increase in Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) exceeded expectations by 30k, the blame-it-on-the-weather excuse hasn’t gotten much of a mention. Maybe it should." Full update.
Indiana 2014 General Assembly in Final Stretch
The House and the Senate deadlines for a third reading have been reached this week. If a bill is still alive, it would have had to receive a floor vote by the respective legislative body by the first half of this week. Bills that have now passed a third reading vote in either the House or Senate are eligible for the original chamber of origination to concur or dissent.
The end of this week moving into next will be a series of conference committees convening to discuss any number of issues. The IBA GR Team closely monitors this final part of the process, as last-minute changes to bills are ironed out. The Indiana General Assembly is set to adjourn (Sine Die) on March 14, but there is speculation that both chambers could conclude all legislative business before then and adjourn as much as two days earlier.
The FDIC, OCC and Federal Reserve Wednesday finalized guidance on the stress tests for medium-sized banks that are mandated by the Dodd-Frank...
Efforts by Sens. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Al Franken, D-Minn., to increase scrutiny on banks’ data security efforts in the wake of large...
Education / Events
Expanding Youth Savings Programs
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is hosting a dialog on successful strategies for implementing results-oriented youth savings campaigns at a meeting the morning of Feb. 19 in Indianapolis. Read more/register by Feb. 14.
For more than 30 years, the Maxi Awards have been recognizing excellence in bank marketing and advertising throughout the state. Entries will be accepted directly from an IBA member institution, or from an advertising agency on behalf of a member institution and materials that were initially used during the 2013 calendar year are eligible. (more)
Graduate School of Banking (GSB) Scholarship • August 2014 - University of Wisconsin, Madison
IBA Members Only - Two Scholarships Awarded
Scholarship Amount - $3,900 per recipient ($1,300 per year, applicable to first-year students only)
Since 1945 the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin (GSB) has helped develop banking leaders through a program of advanced management education. Today GSB is widely recognized as the nation's leading and most progressive banking school. It counts nearly 20,000 bankers, bank regulatory officials and industry consultants as alumni. These alumni occupy positions of leadership in banks of all sizes, the industry and their communities. Read more and apply for scholarship online.