Introductory Thoughts and Tips for Your Estate Plan

  • May 29, 2016

written by Mark Lamb Most people are aware of the need to plan for their estate, and any age is appropriate...

GAO Report Examines Impact of Dodd-Frank Rules

  • May 14, 2016

written by Blair Groves Late last year, the General Accounting Office (GAO) conducted a required regulatory analysis to determine the impact...

ALM Model Validation: What You Need to Know

  • May 12, 2016

With rates on the rise, interest rate risk (IRR) will become an increasing issue for community banks for the foreseeable future....

Stress Test for Rising Rates and Other Adverse Outcomes

  • May 10, 2016

Last year, the Federal Reserve finally pulled the trigger on its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. The rate...

How to Defer Taxes on Sale of Business Equipment

  • May 8, 2016

written by Eric Lampe Under Code Sec. 1031, a taxpayer can make a tax-free exchange of property held for productive use...

FDIC Increases Review Scrutiny Over Cybersecurity Threats

  • May 4, 2016

written by Chris Griesemer Recently I had the opportunity to speak with an FDIC examiner about IT reviews and what is...

A Short Window for Congress to Agree on Tax Legislation

  • May 3, 2016

Tax reform continues to be highly touted in Congress as lawmakers from both parties call for simplification of countless complex rules,...