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Posts by Barry Adcock

08/09/2017

Strategic Responses to the Rising Rates Environment

Air travelers largely fall into two categories: those who pay attention to the safety instructions and mentally plan how they’ll respond in different emergency scenarios, and those who ignore the flight attendant and just keep doing whatever they were doing before the safety announcements began. The current rising rates environment is like a plane full of bankers…

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07/24/2017

Sustaining customer trust amid anticipated deregulation

It’s probably fair to say 2017 will see the easing of at least some banking industry regulations. From an executive order that could target Dodd-Frank to campaign promises to ease regulatory burdens on the industry, the Trump administration seems poised to deregulate. While many in the industry may view the prospect of fewer regulations as…

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05/10/2017

4 Things You Should Definitely NOT Do At This Year’s Shareholder Meeting

Mega-banks go to great lengths to prepare for annual shareholder meetings because — let’s face it — if someone is angry over a scandal, policy change, acquisition or new CFO, a forum of a few hundred investors and the media is a great place to air their grievances. These banks hire a battalion of professionals…

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04/20/2017

Are HSA Opportunities an Emerging Source of Potential Revenue for FIs?

With the March 24 withdrawal of the American Health Care Act, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen next in healthcare reform. The Trump administration and top Congressional Republicans have indicated they’ll return to the issue, but until something else takes its place, the Affordable Care Act remains in effect. Health savings accounts are a significant…

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04/12/2017

Do Private Student Loans Hold Opportunity for Community Banks?

By 2025, nearly 20 million students will be enrolled in college and university undergraduate programs, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. They’ll come from all over the country and internationally, from all walks of life, to study a staggering array of subjects. And virtually all of them will have one thing in common: They’ll…

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03/16/2017

Bankers Respond with Optimism to Trump-fueled Uncertainty

Review and possibly repeal Dodd-Frank. Reinstate Glass-Steagall. Defang the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Review, revise and possibly abandon global trade agreements with an eye to retrenching U.S. interests. Since the inauguration, headline after headline has provided clues, hints, insights and speculation as to the Trump Administration’s next move regarding the banking industry. Whatever your political…

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02/22/2017

Efficiency, Cost Savings and Technology Are Top Priorities for Community FIs in 2017

We’re well into the first quarter of 2017, and there’s no question big changes are in store for the banking industry. With the new administration looking to ease the regulatory burden on the industry, community financial institutions are realigning their priorities — and shifting their focus inward. Our upcoming webinar with Ron Shevlin of Cornerstone…

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