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Community banks signal caution about the economic recovery

Feb 24, 2021
A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. finds bankers are increasing the money they set aside for bad loans.
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Citi plans to buy PPP loans from minority-owned lenders

May 21, 2020
The arrangement would allow minority-owned lenders to take PPP loans off of their balance sheets.
Citi says it will purchase $50 million in loans from minority-owned lenders.
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Small banks worry they're at a disadvantage in new round of SBA loans

Apr 27, 2020
Banks submitting 5,000 or more applications can upload one document. Banks submitting fewer have to enter information manually.
Small banks across the country reported technical problems submitting loans to the Small Business Administration.
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Fallout from Dodd-Frank rollback

Mar 8, 2018
Fair housing advocates are concerned about a pending vote in the Senate that would relax banking rules on reporting loan data. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Is the banking bill good for consumers?

Mar 7, 2018
A Senate bill that would roll back some banking restrictions passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is moving forward with bipartisan support. Seventeen Democrats voted along with Republicans on Tuesday to allow the banking bill to proceed to a vote. Proponents say it will provide relief to small and mid-sized banks. But […]

Smaller banks could win big if one Dodd-Frank oversight rule is loosened

Nov 14, 2017
A bipartisan group of senators has agreed to take a big step in loosening up some of the bank regulations that were put in place after the 2008 financial crisis under the Dodd-Frank law. They’re backing a deal that would exempt small and regional banks from regulations and testing meant to ensure that financial institutions […]

Little banks swing (and miss) at the big guys

Jul 23, 2014
People hate big banks, but small banks are struggling to win them over.

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Small banks and the aftermath of the financial crisis

Dec 4, 2013
A House committee holds a hearing to consider the impact of post-recession reforms on small banks and credit unions.
An ATM at a community bank.
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Are community banks 'too small to succeed'?

Dec 3, 2013
There are fewer banks today than at any other time in U.S. history.

Ghosts of TARP haunt community banks

Oct 8, 2013
While the big banks have mostly paid the money back, small community banks are now struggling.