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Resources for Banks Impacted by Recent Wildfires

The California Bankers Association has prepared the following resources to aid financial institutions impacted by the recent fires in northern and southern California.

Announcements and Alerts

New website launched! Governor Gavin Newsom has just announced the launch of a new state website with tools and resources for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs.

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Scholarship Information

To assist California bankers pursuing their professional goals, the California Bankers Association (CBA) is offering a number of scholarship opportunities available to any full-time employee of a CBA-member bank who is employed in California. View our Scholarship Initiative Flyer.

How to Apply, Rules and Qualifying Schools, Certificate Programs and CBA Programs

CBA scholarships will be awarded, upon successful application to pay for the following:

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Ask Your Lawmaker to Co-Sponsor Important Legislation to Delay the Implementation of CECL
TAKE ACTION!

The Financial Accounting Standard Board’s new Current Expected Credit Loss standard poses significant operational challenges for the banking industry. CECL, which goes into effect January 2020 for some banks and later for others, will change the economics of lending and the unintended consequences are likely to result in changes to credit availability, product mix and cost of credit, particularly for consumers and small businesses. CECL will change the way your bank accounts for credit/loan losses.

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New Report Finds Credit Unions Operate with ‘Scant Regard’ for Statutory Mission

On the eve of the 85th anniversary of the Federal Credit Union Act’s enactment, new research released today found that credit unions are falling short of their mission to serve households of “small means.” In fact, according to the research by respected analyst Karen Shaw Petrou, credit union members are disproportionately from middle- and upper-income households, and credit unions’ lack of “mission compliance” deepens U.S. economic inequality.

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Resource Available at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to Assist with Fintech

Do you need help navigating the regulatory and supervisory system in support of your business model or involvement with financial technologies? SF Fed Navigate fintech analysts can assist.

Their goal is simple: to help facilitate responsible innovations while protecting consumers and ensuring the safety and soundness of banks. SF Fed Navigate fintech analysts are available to help answer questions from fintech companies and banks to build an understanding of the financial regulatory environment so innovative ideas thrive.

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Reminder: Comments on Volcker Rule Exception for Qualifying Community Banks Due April 9

The financial regulatory agencies have issued a proposed rule to implement a section of S.2155 that grants an exemption from the Volcker rule for community banks that meet certain qualifications; for instance, banks that have $10 billion or less in total consolidated assets as well as trading assets and liabilities of 5 percent or less of total consolidated assets.

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Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey

Thank you to all of our 2018 participant banks, for your contribution to our industry, through the CBA Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey!

Can you believe it? A year has passed and it’s sign-up time again?

In April, we will distribute our Survey Questionnaire for your participation in the 2019 California Bankers Association Compensation & Benchmark Survey Questionnaire.