Tips for Businesses to Manage Social Media Risk

  • April 1, 2013

written by Josh Beaird Social media has become a part of our daily lives and it doesn’t appear to be going...

What’s at Risk with Use of Smartphones

  • March 1, 2013

Is it not amazing how powerful these smartphones we carry around are? They are tiny computers which allow us to do...

Website Hacking: How Secure is your Site?

  • February 4, 2013

written by Chris Griesemer When I talk with community banks and business owners about high risk technology most everyone believes their...

AICPA Clarity Project Redrafts AU Sections

  • January 28, 2013

In 2004, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) began an effort to clarify Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). This effort has come...

Regulatory Update: Should Banks Be Lowering ALLL Reserves?

  • January 28, 2013

With signs in recent months that the economy may be gaining some steam, many banks have begun reducing their Allowance for...

Agriculture Lending: Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

  • January 28, 2013

Agriculture lending presents sort of a conundrum for commercial lenders today. While there is certainly plenty of opportunity for community banks...

Accounting for OREO and Foreclosed Assets

  • July 20, 2012

Foreclosing on assets pledged as collateral is usually the last step a bank will take with borrowers who are delinquent in...

Should You Participate in Participation Loans?

  • July 20, 2012

Many community banks rely on participation loans as a source of alternative funds for lending. Selling participation loans may enable banks...

Give SBA Loans a Second Look

  • July 20, 2012

While it doesn’t always feel like it, the United States has officially been out of recession for three years now. And...