Gain firsthand experience on the inner workings of the legislative process and gain a deeper understanding of grassroots advocacy. Feb. 9 - Hilton Indianapolis Hotel
This intense, life-changing programming is geared toward leaders and leaders-to-be.
For more than 30 years, the Maxi Awards have been recognizing excellence in bank marketing and advertising throughout Indiana.   Entry deadline is March 4th.

Industry News

Feb 05, 2016
Mortgage rates moved lower for the fifth consecutive week, per results from Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey®....
Feb 05, 2016
One thing we learned from this morning’s Jobs Report is that market consensus surveys are no more reliable than political...
Feb 03, 2016
The national financial conditions index (NFCI) was -0.55 in the week ending Jan. 29. The credit and leverage subindexes...


Feb 05, 2016

The House last night passed H.R. 2209 by a voice vote. The bipartisan bill would further expand the ability of banks to count municipal...

Feb 05, 2016

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday announced an independent dispute resolution process for conflicts over mortgages that the housing GSEs...

Feb 05, 2016

Both the Indiana House and Senate concluded all legislative business on bills of origin by midday Wednesday, marking the official halfway point...

Upcoming Education / Events

IBA Sponsors Indiana Bicentennial Medals

To celebrate Indiana’s 200th anniversary of statehood, the IBA is serving as presenting sponsor of a commemorative medal minted by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. This sponsorship makes IBA-member banks the exclusive distribution points for official medal order forms; please note that banks do not house inventory or collect funds. Medal order forms and instructions have been shipped to IBA-member banks, and downloadable promotional materials are available online. For more information, please contact Christina Bennett, 317-387-9380.

Register for ‘Bankers Speak Up’

Bankers Speak Up is a grassroots communications platform available free of charge to all bankers. This bankers-only resource provides sample speeches, customizable presentations, an interactive Twitter map and more to help bankers speak up effectively to legislators, the media and the community at large. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at the IBA, 317-917-8047.

Absentee Voting Instructions

May 3 is Primary Election Day in Indiana. For those with travel or other needs, the option to vote absentee is available through the state’s “Absentee Voting” webpage. Scroll down to “Absentee ballot applications and forms” to access an absentee voting form. Note that April 5 is the first day a voter may vote an absentee ballot in person; April 25 is the deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received.

In This Issue

Jan 29, 2016
The February issue of Hoosier Banker Digital is now available and features a recap of the 2016 Legislative Briefing and...

Products / Services

This month the Indiana Bankers Association is highlighting the following Preferred Service Providers, and trust you will consider these PSPs when looking for related products or services.

Lee & Mason Financial Services, Inc.

Matt Washer, 888-685-8442, Ext 2317

Lee & Mason has been providing collateral protection insurance products to the Indiana...

Thumprint Signature Program prevents and deters check fraud.

The Thumbprint Signature Program provides a simple, effective and inexpensive method for preventing and deterring check fraud. The deterrent aspect of the program is its strongest advantage.  Learn more.