Updates to the beneficial ownership rules

Starting in 2024, banks will be required to collect beneficial ownership information on accounts they maintain. Here’s what’s changing and what it means for community banks.

2022 regulatory compliance review

While the creation of new compliance regulations was slow this year compared with years past, some regulations were implemented as expected, and some continue to evolve.

Tips for a successful PPP audit

Many community banks embraced the Paycheck Protection Program, building new relationships and deepening existing ones. While the onus of forgiveness is on the borrowers, PPP lenders need to be prepared for the program’s unique auditing challenges.

3 ways to improve your customers’ overdraft experience

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Twin City Bank: A leader in banking cannabis

Twin City Bank in Longview, Wash., has been serving marijuana-related businesses for more than five years, making it a veteran in such a new—and quickly growing—industry. By Katie Kuehner-Hebert Name: Twin City Bank Assets: $58 million Location: Longview, Wash. Twin City Bank in Longview, Wash., has been banking marijuana-related businesses (MRBs), also referred to as cannabis-related […]

The sixth C of credit: compliance

To boost their community bank’s compliance efforts and build trust with their regulator, loan officers may find it helpful to think about their next loan like an examiner would.

Dodd-Frank changes are easing mortgage lender headaches

For eight years, provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act have made offering home mortgages more difficult and time-consuming. But those rules are changing, creating more opportunity and competition for community banks in the mortgage market.