Fed: Community Banking Connections makes business case for relationship banking

The latest issue of the Federal Reserve’s Community Banking Connections herald's the financial resilience and commitment of the nation's community banks in serving local communities throughout the pandemic.

"Today, as the economy continues to rebound from two years of fluctuations and unknowns, one thing is certain: Community banks continue to support their customers and advance the strength of their local economies," according to the article. "As competition, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory burden, and margin compression threaten the future of the community banking business model, the need for it has never been clearer."

The issue also includes reflections by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas President Ester George on her 40-year career and the importance of community banks. Read the issue.