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Industry News

Apr 22, 2015
Frank Capra, in directing his last major film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” shared the following message that is still true...
Apr 21, 2015
A study published by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government looks at banking in three distinct timeframes.
Apr 17, 2015
One supposes we’ll get there eventually, but last month’s .6% drop in Industrial Production, along with the Empire...


Apr 24, 2015

Rep. Eric Allan Koch, R-Bedford; Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford Bill summary: Prohibits a person from asserting a claim of patent infringement in...

Apr 24, 2015

The guarantee fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge will remain at current levels with “modest adjustments,” the Federal Housing Finance...

Apr 24, 2015

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

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: Social Media Key Messages

Give impact to your social media outreach by focusing on key messages. For a quick-access list of key topics, go to and click on the “Leverage Social Media” option. Under “Social Media Resources,” click on “Amplify: Key Messages.” 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 31, 2015
The April Hoosier Banker digital features IBA-member banks that participate in Junior Achievement programming. Video bonus...

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 IBA Financial Institutions Compensation Survey now available for completion

This survey provides valuable compensation-focused benchmarking data and is designed to provide the information financial institutions need when making critical decisions about compensation, human resources, and benefits. The survey closes June 1, 2015.