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How changing regulations affect banks

How changing regulations affect your bank image
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An update on CECL and other accounting standards impacting you
Beyond the “Big 3,” financial institutions should have implementation plans in place for share-based payments, premiums on callable debt securities, and the goodwill impairment test.
Article May 25, 2017 3 min read
CECL part I: Introduction to the final standard
Webinar September 14, 2016 42 minute watch

CECL guidebook
An introduction to the FASB financial instruments credit loss model

Embracing change
2017 community bank advisor

Banks Thought Leadership

  • Why community banks should embrace the “three lines of defense”
    Risk management isn’t a one-person job. Gear up your recruiting game, and get others in your organization to help strengthen your defensive line.
    Brady Nitchman
    Article February 02, 2017 3 min read
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  • Borrowers’ balance sheets beware
    FASB guidance on leases will affect every sector of the economy. But for lending institutions, it will require even greater foresight, as your borrowers’ financial statements will look different. Are you ready to modify covenants that affect your clients?
    Article February 02, 2017 1 min read
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  • Fraud: Reporting it to the IRS
    If you’ve been defrauded, there are two steps to bringing the fraudster to justice. First, tell the police. Then, the IRS.
    Article October 27, 2016 1 min read
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  • Bad debt deductions you can bank on
    Bad debts are an unpleasant fact of life in the banking industry. The Treasury Department has developed two different alternatives to help banks calibrate bad debt deductions.
    Article March 28, 2017 2 min read
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