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Interest Rates on the Rise

16:52 15 December in Blog, Uncategorized
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This week, the Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates will be raised next year. In a statement issued from the policy meeting, the Federal Reserve said monetary policy will be "normalized." Since 2008, rates have hovered near zero, with the Federal Reserve offering consistent assurances that...

Pulling Back the Reigns of Growth – Small Banks Restrain Progress Fearing Costly Regulations

14:55 08 August in Blog, Uncategorized
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Banks have come under intense scrutiny in recent years following the financial crisis that began in 2007.  The regulatory pressure doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon as regulators attempt to reign in banks designated as “systemically important.”     According to regulators, systemically important banks are...

Fed Up or Fed Down?

19:37 08 May in Blog, Uncategorized
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On May 7, 2014, Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, testified before Congress and provided information on a host of issues relevant to all of our businesses.   Ms. Yellen found that business is rebounding at a fast pace and making up for the loss of business in the...