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November/December 2020 Issue

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Things You Never Thought You’d Say

Dec 9, 2020
Over time, a business relationship develops, much of which is a matter of convenience for the busy portfolio manager. And out of this relationship comes dialogue. In 2020, the dialogue has gone places it had not yet visited. So, as the year ends, and hopefully the COVID-19-dominated headlines begin to recede, ICBA Securities' Jim Reber recounts some questions and comments he's heard for the first time this year.

Congress Could Act to Overturn Treasury Guidance on PPP Loan Expense Deductibility

Dec 9, 2020
On Nov. 18, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2020-27 and Revenue Procedure 2020-51. This guidance collectively addresses the timing of the disallowance of deduction of eligible costs incurred during 2020 that were paid using proceeds from a loan guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

An Economic Update for Bank Directors

Dec 9, 2020
As 2020 comes to an end, here are a couple of items to consider within the economy that might be important.

We Decided to Make COVID a Magic Word

Dec 9, 2020
For all that 2020 hasn’t been, let’s look at what it has. In fact, let’s make COVID a magic word and see what happens to our perspective.

Shop Talk 2020

Oct 1, 2020
Our conversation with a community banker resumes.

New COVID-19 Safety and Soundness Standards for Financial Institutions

Oct 1, 2020
On June 23, 2020, the financial institution regulatory agencies jointly issued “Interagency Examiner Guidance for Assessing Safety and Soundness Considering the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutions” (the June 2020 interagency guidance).

Succession in a Covid-19 World

Oct 1, 2020
One of the less discussed impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic , which is shaking boardrooms and executive suites, is the issue of leadership succession.

CDFI Program Offers Help to Small Businesses in Underserved Communities

Aug 25, 2020
On Sept. 3, a complimentary presentation hosted by CDFI certified bankers, federal agency staff, and ICBA experts will share the benefits of becoming a CDFI lender, how the process works, and real-life banker experiences and outcomes with this program