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September/October 2021 Issue

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Slippery Slope

Aug 19, 2021
In a new column, ICBA Securities' Jim Reber discusses the ever-popular slope of the yield curve and the implications for community banks.

Maximizing Your Credit Card Portfolio in a COVID-19 Environment

Aug 19, 2021
COVID-19 has created financial strain for millions of Americans. In the wake of this need, credit cards have the potential to become an important form of cash management.

Employment Advice When You Need It

Aug 19, 2021
The ICBA Bank Director Program has an amazing new exclusive benefit! Community Banker University has teamed with national employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. to bring members of the Bank Director Program a complimentary employment law hotline!

Reviewing Branch Strategies for 2021 and Beyond

Aug 19, 2021
Between 2012 and 2019, banks eliminated approximately 2,700 branches a year. In 2020, as the global health pandemic set in, banks shuttered more than 3,500 branches. And if the pace of branch closures—more than 1,700 so far in this calendar year through May—continues to hold, 2021 could see more closures than 2020.

Liquidity Strategies for Illiquid Community Bank Stocks

Jun 8, 2021
The fundamental duty of community bank directors and executive officers is to enhance shareholder value. One of the key tenets of enhancing shareholder value is providing actual common stock liquidity. In this regard, liquidity is defined as the ability of a shareholder to convert their shares to cash at a fair price in a timely manner.

FDIC Continues to Encourage Consumers to #GetBanked

Jun 8, 2021
As part of its ongoing efforts to expand financial inclusion, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) #GetBanked campaign encourages consumers to consider opening a checking account that can result in access to safer and lower-cost financial products.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery—Let’s Cut to the Chase

Jun 8, 2021
Business continuity and disaster recovery are essential to an operation’s contingency plan. Following these established fundamentals can help increase your organization’s resilience.

Munis for the many: Taxable municipal bonds have appeal for nearly all community banks.

Jun 8, 2021
Chances are, your bank’s portfolio has been affected by declining portfolio conditions, erratic cash flows, call option exposure, or paltry yield spreads over the past year. The wild ride in interest rates kept producing surprises for the bond portfolio, and, in truth, about the only thing positive to be said is that prices rose—then declined—over that period.

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