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    Are Banks More Profitable When Interest Rates Are High or Low?

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    Many might think banks want high interest rates for higher revenues, but high rates also mean higher funding costs.

  • BaristaSmallBiz

    Small Businesses and Financing Shortfalls

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    The larger the firm, the more likely it received all the financing it requested.

  • Bridges article

    Sí, Hablo Español: Illinois-Based Bank Opens Bilingual Branch... Inside a Public Library

    Fall 2015 | Bridges

    The St. Louis Fed’s Jeanne Marra tells the story of a full-service, fully bilingual banking center, which is also the first financial institution in Fairmont City, Ill.

  • community bank compliance costs

    Compliance Costs Community Banks $4.5 Billion Annually, Survey Shows

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    Community bankers often say compliance costs are considerable. A recent survey puts a number to those claims.

  • bank branches and charters

    Bank Charters, Branches on the Decline

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Bank charters have been declining for a while, but the number of bank branches had been growing until 2009.

  • deposit trends

    Deposits Grow across Banks Following Financial Crisis

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Following the financial crisis, deposits at banks with 100 or more branches outpaced deposits at all other banks.

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  • banking supervision

    Keeping a Watchful Eye

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    The Federal Reserve’s banking supervision process has changed considerably over the past 100 years, with perhaps the greatest changes coming in the past five years.

  • The Future of Community Banks: Lessons from Banks That Thrived During the Recent Financial Crisis

    The authors study the distinguishing features of community banks that maintained the highest supervisory ratings during the recent financial crisis (2006 to 2011). They identify balance sheet and income statement ratios that separate these thriving banks from other community banks and supplement that analysis with detailed interview evidence from a sample of thriving banks.