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banks in the past couple of years has been the search for new
sources of loan growth and revenue. One possible avenue is the
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help a bank systematically build a predictable, profitable,
easily managed credit card portfolio. Consumer, small business
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Corserv Account Issuer card product is that the bank originates,
funds and keeps the account balances on its books.
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D.C. Visit Covers all the Issues
large contingency of GBA members were in Washington, D.C., this week
for our annual advocacy visits with regulators and legislators.
High-level access to regulators is always a highlight. FDIC Chairman
Martin Gruenberg briefed our group during our visit there, and GBA
was one of only four state bankers associations being briefed by the
Federal Reserve this year. And, both Georgia Senators, Saxby
Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, met with our members during
a joint session. The trip included briefings from the OCC, CFPB and
Treasury department, as well as a majority of Georgia’s delegation
in the House of Representatives.
Read more about the visit...
House Passes GBA-Supported Reg. Relief
As GBA Chairman Stan Kryder
mentioned above, the U.S. House took positive steps on two bills GBA
supports during our visit to Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, the House
passed H.R. 3329 and H.R.
2672. The bills would raise the threshold for small bank holding
company regulatory relief from $500 million to $1 billion and
provide a mechanism for individuals and businesses in rural areas to
appeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's designation of a
rural or underserved area.
more about the bills.
Call: Join Us for Lunch with New
Regional Director - May 12
Don't miss the upcoming lunch
bankers, directors, bank counsel and others to meet recently named
acting FDIC Atlanta Regional Director, Michael J. Dean. The
lunch is Monday, May 12, at the Renaissance Waverly
Hotel, Atlanta. Take advantage of the opportunity to come hear
views of Georgia and how he will be approaching his new role.
To register for the lunch, please click here.
We are asking those attending pay $59 to help
defray the costs of hosting the lunch. With questions about the
meeting, please contact GBA’s
Westmoreland Introduces Bill to Limit
Data Collection by CFPB
Lynn Westmoreland this week took action to curb intensive
data collection about bank customers by the CFPB. The CFPB Data
Collection Security Act is a five part bill that includes a consumer
opt-out list and puts 60-day time limits on the data held by the
bureau. The bill would also require CFPB to provide one free year of
credit monitoring, a Senate-confirmed Director to head the agency
and a “confidential” security clearance for certain CFPB employees.
Read more here…
CFPB to Ease Privacy Notice
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday proposed easing the
annual privacy notice requirement under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
Under the proposed rule, entities subject to CFPB supervision may
post their privacy notices online rather than delivering them
individually if there are no changes since the previous notice and
other easily met standards.
Read the proposed rule.
New Resource Guide to Help with CRA
The FDIC has
produced a resource guide, Strategies for Community Banks to
Develop Partnerships with Community Development Financial
Institutions, to inform FDIC-supervised institutions of
strategies to meet community credit and development needs and
receive consideration under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
through collaboration with community development financial
Read more here...
Annual Meeting Spotlight
Alternatives to Consolidation
Breakout Session: Why
and How You Can Succeed as an Independent Community Bank
Merger and acquisition activity and speculation get plenty of
headlines. However, there’s a core group of Georgia banks that
intend to stay independent. There are pressures and headwinds that
make remaining independent a challenge, for sure, but there are
strategies for success. During one of our breakout sessions during
GBA Annual Meeting June 15-17 a panel of Georgia bankers will share their
latest thinking about how independent banks can successfully meet
challenges that include compliance burden and cost, risk management,
technology, customer growth and talent development.
Rooms Selling Out Quickly -- Find Out How to Make Reservations
Tours and Activities Promise Fun - See What's Being Offered
Leadership Conference Session Spotlight
Beyond Circumstances: How to Keep Positive,
Determined and Together
If you’ve ever experienced setbacks
with your business — in or out of your control — these challenges
can become the foundation for future success and greatness. Will
Knecht, owner of Wendell August, Grove City, PA, will share his
insightful presentation that chronicles an inspiring story of
history and tradition and the fire that could have destroyed a
business and its people, but instead became a catalyst for new
thinking and new opportunities.
Leadership GBA’s annual
Leadership Conference will be July 20-23 at
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra, FL.
Find out more here...
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about promotions, new employees and special recognition your bank
has received. We want to share your news with your colleagues across
the state. Please forward your announcements and photos to GBA's
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2014 Annual Meeting
June 15 -18
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Ponte Vedra, FL
Sept. 24 - 26
Oct. 12 - 14
Bank Counsel Conference
Oct. 12 - 14
Bank Accountant Conference
Oct. 12 - 14
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