How to Prepare for LIBOR Replacement

  • May 23, 2019

The London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, has been used for decades as the benchmark interest rate for many bank loans, including commercial and small business loans. But regulators have...

Tax Reform: Three Provisions That Could Affect Borrowers

  • May 20, 2019

Most of the changes enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect in tax year 2018. So the current tax-filing season is...

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Capital Regulations Proposed on Certain Commercial Loans

  • March 19, 2019

Last May, Congress passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). To conform the regulatory definition of HVCRE...

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Get Ready for These Three Accounting Pronouncements

  • March 15, 2019

In the world of accounting pronouncements, it can sometimes take years from the time a pronouncement is made until it becomes...

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Five Things to Discuss With Your Borrowers

  • March 11, 2019

Despite the robust economy as reflected by solid GDP growth over the past few quarters, many small businesses are facing some...

Local Game Changer: Steve Johnson joins The Whitlock Company

  • January 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Whitlock Company is shaking things up in Kansas City, welcoming bank tax specialist Steve Johnson into...

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Legislation Relieves Bank Regulatory Burden

  • October 24, 2018

On May 25, legislation was signed into law that relieves some of the regulatory burden community banks have faced since passage...

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Should You Partner with a Fintech Firm?

  • October 21, 2018

Innovations in digital banking are moving at breakneck speed, forcing many community banks to plant their digital flag in the sand....

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CECL is Coming – Is Your Bank Ready for This Seismic Shift?

  • October 17, 2018

Historically, banks have based credit loss reserves on the amount of loan losses they’ve incurred in the past. However, this will...