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2019 Community Banking Trends and 2020 Predictions

Posted by Teslar Software on Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Teslar Software Shares Insight on 2019 Community Banking Trends, 2020 Predictions

Fintech comments on AI, battle for deposits, open banking and the branch

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The Importance of Financial Literacy in Schools

Posted by Jacob McDaniel on Tue, Nov 5, 2019

In late September Pennsylvania State House of Representatives passed new legislation that will allow public school students to apply personal finance credits towards high school graduation requirements. Daniel Laughlin, a state senator for Pennsylvania stated, “I believe high school courses in personal finance should be encouraged.”1 This new legislation will go into effect within the 2020 school year. Students that complete a personal finance course have the ability to use that as a credit for math, social studies, business education, or family and consumer science. Pennsylvania promoting personal finance within their schools is encouraging and hopefully other states will follow their lead.

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2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted by Courtney Martin on Wed, Oct 2, 2019

In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance launched National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This is a collaborative effort to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to help Americans stay safe and more secure online. NCSAM is held every October and each year they promote a theme and key messages throughout the campaign.

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What Does the CRA Mean for Community Banks?

Posted by Jacob McDaniel on Wed, Sep 25, 2019

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) isn’t a new concept to the banking world by any means. We have probably all heard of the CRA, but do we know enough about it and how it can affect our community banks?

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Posted by Courtney Martin on Tue, Sep 24, 2019

You may not know this, but Teslar sends out a weekly newsletter. We would love for you to subscribe!

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FDIC Releases Annual Minority Depository Institution ReporT

Posted by Jacob McDaniel on Sat, Sep 7, 2019

In June of 2019, the FDIC released their annual report on the performance of Minority Depository Institutions (MDI). This report has been produced annually since 2001 and provides an excellent outlook on how MDIs are doing across the country.

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ICBA Announces ThinkTECH 2.0

Posted by Jacob McDaniel on Thu, Sep 5, 2019

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that they are starting up the second year of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program. At the beginning of 2019, Teslar participated in the inaugural class of the ThinkTECH accelerator.

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The Benefits of Community Banking

Posted by Jacob McDaniel on Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Community banks are fundamental elements within communities across the country. Whether they are funding school fundraisers, creating local scholarship funds, or donating to local charitable organizations, community banks have always lent a helping hand to those in need.

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The Rise of Bank Mergers

Posted by Jacob McDaniel on Thu, Aug 1, 2019

A trend on the rise in community banking is that of bank mergers and acquisitions (M&A's). The number of M&A's has increased almost every year since 2011, growing exponentially over the past few years. A staggering 4.6 percent of all banks exited the industry through mergers and acquisitions in 2018 alone.1

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Steady Increase in Application Approval for New banks

Posted by Jacob McDaniel on Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Following the trend of a strong 2019 for community banks, the FDIC is on track to accept the most bank license applications it has in years, allowing new startup banks to enter the fold in an ever-changing environment.

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