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Industry News

Mar 27, 2015
This week’s inflation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was not all that sweet, nor was it all that bitter. We...
Mar 26, 2015
The first quarter 2015 Economic Perspectives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago looks at the effect of winter weather on...
Mar 24, 2015
Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index continues to loiter near zero, registering -3 for the week ending March 22. This is...


Mar 27, 2015

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis; Sen. Jeff Raatz, R-Centerville; Sen. Eric Bassler, R-Washington; Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany  Bill summary:...

Mar 27, 2015

Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle; Rep. Tom Washburne, R-Evansville Bill summary: Provides that the bank, trust company, savings association or...

Mar 27, 2015

Sen. Donnelly has signed on as a cosponsor to S. 812, the Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory (CLEAR) Relief Act. The bill would allow...

Upcoming Education / Events

Communications Resources

Both the American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America offer various communications resources for bankers. Some require member login, while others are available to both members and nonmembers.
·    ABA communications tools include a comprehensive communications guide.
·    ICBA communications offerings include PR campaignsmedia relations and banker resources.

Amplify Advantage: Invite Your Member of Congress to Your Bank

One way to help your elected officials gain insight into banking challenges is to invite them to tour your bank and meet with key staff. As guidance, Amplify offers suggestions for setting up bank visit. To access the guidelines, go to; click on the “Meet With Your Representative” rectangle; then click on the “Invite Your Member of Congress to Your Bank” option. For guidance on how Amplify can help you to build your bank's image, contact Erin Scheithe at the ABA at 202-663-5436. Amplify is available to all banks, both ABA members and nonmembers.

Principles of Banking

ABA Principles of Banking introduces fundamental banking concepts, the basics of how banks operate, their obligation to operate in a safe manner and manage risks, and the responsibilities of bank employees in a customer-focused financial services environment. To learn how to  provide this career-enhancing program to your bank’s staff, contact Chris Bennett at the IBA.

In This Issue

Mar 20, 2015
The March Compliance Connection addresses deposit accounts and when they are transferable on death.

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.

Investors Title Insurance Company

Greg McComas, 248-835-3126

In the last 40 years, Investors Title Insurance Company (ITIC), a publicly held title insurance...

2015 Indiana Directory of Financial Institutions is now available

IBA Members should be receiving their complimentary copy of the 2015 Indiana Directory of Financial Institutions.  New this year, is an online edition available for purchase, as well as a comma-delimited edition.  These two additions enhance your search capabilities and create great opportunities for marketing and analysis.  To order additional copies of the print edition or subscribe to the online or comma-delimited edition or just to learn more, Click Here.