Entries by Trent Wright

What’s New With Director Compensation?

The world of community and regional bank directors has certainly evolved over the last five years.  While the economic downturn in 2009 triggered some changes, a good number of these were already underway.  The role of bank directors has been evolving for years, but changes in the compensation structure for directors has shifted more gradually. Setting […]

New Associate Member – Redhawk Network Security

We, at Redhawk Network Security, are excited to be part of this thriving organization! Based in Bend, Oregon, we are an information security, network infrastructure, and managed security services provider. What does this mean? When it comes to cybersecurity, we integrate, assess, build, manage, discover, design, deploy, detect, and respond. But mostly, we care. We care […]

Early Bird Registration & Hotel Room Discount End TODAY!

Early Bird Registration & Hotel Room Discount End TODAY! ____________________ Idaho Community Bankers Association MANAGEMENT & DIRECTORS’ LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE The ICBA Management & Directors’ Leadership Conference is scheduled to be held on January 29-30, 2018 at the Grove  Hotel in Boise, Idaho. This event is tailored to bank management and directors, as well as emerging bank leaders. […]

$2.1 million in Housing Grants to Benefit Idaho Families

250 families and individuals will benefit from the funds  (Des Moines, Iowa) – This holiday season, 250 Idaho families will receive the gift of affordable housing, thanks to a collaborative effort between community housing providers, financial institutions and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines or the Bank). FHLB Des Moines […]

HMDA and Company—Highlights for the Upcoming Year

Author: Sarah Sauceda This past year has shaped up to be quite a ride but buckle up—2018 is fast approaching. Highlights for 2018 include: (1) Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) changes; (2) amendments to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA); (3) an increased Truth-in-Lending (TIL) threshold; (4) Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) amendments; and (5) “sunset” […]

Economic Outlook by Alan Blinder

November 2017 Alan S. Blinder Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Promontory Interfinancial Network Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University Did anyone really expect the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to raise interest rates on November 1, or even to make news with its statement? If they did, they were sorely—and predictably—disappointed. The Fed is […]

State Associations Call for Continued Bipartisan Work on Reg Reform

LEGISLATIVE NEWS Fifty-one state bankers associations yesterday wrote to members of the Senate Banking Committee encouraging lawmakers to continue pursuing the goal of bipartisan regulatory reform. The associations called on the committee to include in its overall proposal for regulatory reform several bills that are part of ABA’s Blueprint for Growth, including those that would […]