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Bill Rosacker Honored with First Ever BankBeat Lifetime Achievement Award

In the October 2018 edition of BankBeat, Bill Rosacker was honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award. "Because of the impact Rosacker has had on UBB, his many customers and the community banking industry across the country, BankBeat magazine is honoring him with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award."

Protectionism and Foreign Exchange Markets

Check out our Independent article by John Beerling, our International Business Development expert, on the possible impact protectionism may have on global trade.

Red Flags for Human Trafficking

Financial institutions can play an important role in detecting human trafficking as money from this industry passes through the banking system.

Banking Marijuana Related Business

Nationwide, marijuana is now legal for medical purposes in 33 states and the District of Columbia, while recreational marijuana has been legalized in 10 of those states and the District of Columbia.  This has far reaching implications for financial institutions in the states where marijuana has been legalized in some capacity.  Financial institutions are encouraged to define their risk tolerance for banking Marijuana Related Businesses (MRBs) and develop a risk-based policy addressing MRBs.

A Regulator's Request - Fair Lending

Lately, one of the most common requests our banks get from regulators is to look at their Fair Lending programs. We have found that a good number of them do not have a fair lending program, more of a fair lending section within their policy. As banks are learning, sometimes that section is just not enough.

Are You Ready for the Next Fair Lending Exam?

In our Spring Independent, Jeff Thompson, UBB Compliance Services Managing Agent, provides a host of best practices to consider prior to your next fair lending exam.

Compliance Checkup - December 2018

A compliance briefing which provides customers and colleagues with helpful and insightful information regarding emerging compliance issues and topics impacting community banks. 

Compliance Checkup - October 2018

A compliance briefing which provides customers and colleagues with helpful and insightful information regarding emerging compliance issues and topics impacting community banks. 

Creating a Social Media Presence

Social media outlets are increasingly becoming the easiest and most favored way for banks to advertise. A Bank can attract new customers over a broader coverage area by using their online presence to garner more attention, and younger customers in many instances are getting their information almost entirely via the internet and streaming services.

HMDA Relief Issued

On August 31, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued an interpretive and procedural rule to implement and clarify the requirements of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA) that amends provisions of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

Ohio, Minnesota Bankers' Banks Announce Agreement to Merge

Officers representing the holding companies of Minnesota-based United Bankers' Bank (UBB) and Ohio-based Great Lakes Bankers Bank (GLBB) announced today that they have signed a definitive merger agreement

Regulatory Changes are Underway - You have a Role to Play

Since taking over the Executive Branch in early 2017, the Trump Administration has made a mission of reducing the regulatory burden on several industries, including banking.  The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relieve and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (the Act) was a big step toward that goal.

United Bankers Agency Expands Insurance Services

Tim Henry, Managing Agent, and United Bankers' Agency, a subsidiary of United Bankers' Bank, are pleased to introduce its newest insurance solution for community bankers, "BankConnect".

UBB Partnership and Announcement of Peer-to-Peer Payments

United Bankers’ Bank (UBB), Bloomington, Minn., and North American Banking Company, a Twin Cities-area community bank, have received approval from the Federal Reserve to partner with Design Center Inc., a St. Paul, Minn.-based software development company, to form ExcheQ LLC, a joint venture to offer a white-label version of North American Banking Company’s ExcheQ person‐to‐person (P2P) payment app. The deal provides the P2P app inroads to more than 2,000 community banks in UBB’s service territory, which extends from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest.

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